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Graphic: The cost for your family at 15 Michigan universities

Sticker prices at universities typically don’t reflect the true cost of attendance. Net cost – the price of tuition, room and board, books and fees, minus grants that don’t have to be repaid – are often wildly different from sticker prices, and between similar schools. If you know your household income, you can look up the approximate cost of attending each of Michigan’s 15 public universities, as of the 2016-17 school year. (Source: U.S. Department of Education)

Central Michigan University

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$11,011$11,713$14,008$17,648$18,728
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
11109119
Change since 2013-142.4%5.2%-3.1%-3.8%-5%
As percent of sticker ($23,494)46.9%49.9%59.6%75.1%79.7%

Eastern Michigan University

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$11,953$12,588$14,031$16,581$17,268
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
14131065
Change since 2013-148.3%10.7%7.7%8.2%8.9%
As percent of sticker ($23,385)51.1%53.8%60%70.9%73.8%

Ferris State University

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$8,173$10,796$13,593$16,704$18,023
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
78676
Change since 2013-14-1%-6.1%-10.8%-5.3%-2.3%
As percent of sticker ($22,976)35.6%47%59.2%72.7%78.4%

Grand Valley State University

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$11,604$12,507$15,385$19,127$20,966
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
1212131311
Change since 2013-140.6%0.3%-3%-0.2%1.9%
As percent of sticker ($23,066)50.3%54.2%66.7%82.9%90.9%

Lake Superior State University

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$6,466$8,276$13,793$16,139$17,079
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
24744
Change since 2013-1420.4%1.4%20.2%-11.1%-12.5%
As percent of sticker ($23,161)27.9%35.7%59.6%69.7%73.7%

Michigan State University

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$7,058$13,116$19,564$24,075$26,035
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
414151515
Change since 2013-149.7%9.3%10.2%10.5%10.4%
As percent of sticker ($27,290)25.9%48.1%71.7%88.2%95.4%

Michigan Technological University

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$7,211$9,753$13,233$16,711$21,986
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
565812
Change since 2013-14-10.5%0.1%7.2%1.2%9.2%
As percent of sticker ($28,279)25.5%34.5%46.8%59.1%77.7%

Northern Michigan University

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$8,305$10,170$13,901$17,463$18,842
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
8781010
Change since 2013-1410.4%1.1%7.1%7.3%10.3%
As percent of sticker ($27,666)30%36.8%50.2%63.1%68.1%

Oakland University

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$8,380$8,957$11,593$15,139$18,247
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
95328
Change since 2013-144.6%1.6%7.6%7.7%9.1%
As percent of sticker ($24,482)34.2%36.6%47.4%61.8%74.5%

Saginaw Valley State University

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$12,221$12,193$14,906$16,309$16,890
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
15111253
Change since 2013-145.5%-1.1%2.6%2.6%1.7%
As percent of sticker ($21,000)58.2%58.1%71%77.7%80.4%

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$3,249$5,575$9,895$17,705$25,001
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
1111214
Change since 2013-14-40.6%-27.9%-13.2%-3%7.1%
As percent of sticker ($28,766)11.3%19.4%34.4%61.5%86.9%

University of Michigan-Dearborn*

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$7,814$7,724$11,447$12,577$14,750
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
63211
Change since 2013-14-7.9%-24.8%-15.4%-13.6%-4.8%

*Sticker costs for other schools include on-campus lodging. UM-Dearborn does not have on-campus residential housing.

University of Michigan-Flint

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$6,893$7,426$12,025$15,447$15,244
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
32432
Change since 2013-14-31.3%-34.5%-23.6%-13%-15.2%
As percent of sticker ($23,960)28.8%31%50.2%64.5%63.6%

Wayne State University

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$9,300$11,399$14,158$17,420$18,188
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
1091197
Change since 2013-14-6.2%1.9%2.9%-0.1%-2.1%
As percent of sticker ($25,357)36.7%45%55.8%68.7%71.7%

Western Michigan University

Family income groups0 to $30,000$30,000 to $48,000$48,000 to $75,000$75,000 to $110,000Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17$11,798$13,837$17,951$20,725$22,125
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
1315141413
Change since 2013-14-9.1%-4.1%2.6%6%12.8%
As percent of sticker ($24,680)47.8%56.1%72.7%84%89.6%

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