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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $11,011 $11,713 $14,008 $17,648 $18,728
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
11 10 9 11 9
Change since 2013-14 2.4% 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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $11,953 $12,588 $14,031 $16,581 $17,268
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
14 13 10 6 5
Change since 2013-14 8.3% 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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $8,173 $10,796 $13,593 $16,704 $18,023
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
7 8 6 7 6
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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $11,604 $12,507 $15,385 $19,127 $20,966
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
12 12 13 13 11
Change since 2013-14 0.6% 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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $6,466 $8,276 $13,793 $16,139 $17,079
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
2 4 7 4 4
Change since 2013-14 20.4% 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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $7,058 $13,116 $19,564 $24,075 $26,035
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
4 14 15 15 15
Change since 2013-14 9.7% 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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $7,211 $9,753 $13,233 $16,711 $21,986
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
5 6 5 8 12
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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $8,305 $10,170 $13,901 $17,463 $18,842
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
8 7 8 10 10
Change since 2013-14 10.4% 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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $8,380 $8,957 $11,593 $15,139 $18,247
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
9 5 3 2 8
Change since 2013-14 4.6% 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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $12,221 $12,193 $14,906 $16,309 $16,890
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
15 11 12 5 3
Change since 2013-14 5.5% -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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $3,249 $5,575 $9,895 $17,705 $25,001
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
1 1 1 12 14
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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $7,814 $7,724 $11,447 $12,577 $14,750
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
6 3 2 1 1
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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $6,893 $7,426 $12,025 $15,447 $15,244
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
3 2 4 3 2
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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $9,300 $11,399 $14,158 $17,420 $18,188
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
10 9 11 9 7
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 groups 0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $110,000 Over $110,000
Net price, 2016-17 $11,798 $13,837 $17,951 $20,725 $22,125
Rank
(1=lowest cost, 15=highest)
13 15 14 14 13
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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R.L.
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 2:18pm

Colleges and universities will never again be affordable. R.L.

MCR
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 8:40pm

If your family income is below 48K and you can get in, Michigan-Ann Arbor is very affordable. That's a lower net cost than I paid (as an in-state student) 30 years ago.

Jay Shearem
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 5:03pm

Great information!
You may want to fix the typos with the listing of "Michigan Tech."