Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


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Tuition and Fees 2013-2014*

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

This page contains guidance on UDM's undergraduate tuition and fees, including residency fees, meal plans, payment plans and more. Use the drop-down menu to jump to specific topics.

Undergraduate Tuition

American Language and Culture Program

Following are the 2013-2014 tuition rates (independent of discounts) for the American Language and Culture Program classes offered at UDM:
ALCP 1010 and 5101 $8,910
ALCP 2010 and 5201 $6,930
ALCP 3150 and 5315 $2,815
In addition, a one-time orientation fee of $100 is charged to new international students to fund recreational and educational activities sponsored by International Services.

Liberal Arts & Education, Science, Business Administration, Dental Hygiene (non-clinical), Health Professions, Nursing, University College, Digital Media Studies, Software Engineering

Per credit, 1-11 credit hours $915
12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $17,960
Each credit hour over 18 $1,175

Engineering, Architecture

Per credit, 1-11 credit hours $980
12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $18,800
Each credit hour over 18 $1,235

Extended Campuses

University Center, per credit hour $700
Other locations, per credit hour Varies by program
Study Abroad Varies by program

Application Fees

(non-refundable) Rates
Undergraduate $25
Graduate $30-$50
International Student $50

Residency Fees*

Per term (double/single)
East, North, South Quads $2,945/$4,760
Holden Hall/Shiple Hall $2,835/$4,560
West Quad (Second-Fourth Floors) $3,165/$4,935
*Local telephone and cable service included.  

All resident students, except West Quad residents are required to take a board plan. Single occupancy is subject to availability. All other rates for special or guest housing are subject to negotiation with the Director of Residence Life. Local phone and cable service included.

2013-14 Meal Plans

19 meals/$200 DB $2,090
210 Block/$375 DB $2,090
9 meals/$200 DB $1,960
$600 DB (co-op students) $750

General and Miscellaneous Fees

Late Payment Fee $200
Late Registration Fee $200
Student Orientation Fee (SOAR) $225
Transcripts (per copy) $5 (Express Postal Delivery starts at $20)
Duplicate Diploma or Certificate Fee $35-$50
Cooperative Training Tuition Alternating $910 per assignment
Cooperative Training Tuition Parallel $510 per assignment
Co-op Portfolio Evaluation Fee $910/$510 ft/pt assignment
I.D. Card Replacement $15
English Proficiency Testing Fee (Non-UDM Students) $25
Graduation Fee (does not include cap & gown fees) $95
Certificate Completion Fee $30

Tuition Refund Policy

General Information

Academic and financial obligations for a course or service in which a student is registered are modified only by an official withdrawal from the course or service. The official academic withdrawal must be completed in writing on the appropriate form available in the office of the dean or director of the college in which the student is registered. The official date of withdrawal will be the date on which written notice of withdrawal is received by the office of the dean or director.

Refunds will be first applied to any financial aid received by the student and then to the indebtedness he/she has with the University. Refund schedules are published in the Catalog each year. Refund information is also available in the Student Accounting Office, Registrar’s Office and from the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office.

University Refund Schedule

Courses that are 1-49 days (1 day to 7 week classes) 100% refund on Day 1 No refund Day 2  
Courses that are 50 days or more (Classes more than 7 weeks) 100% refund through Day 7 50% refund Day 8 to Day 14 No refund beginning Day 15

Specific refund dates for 100% refund appear in the Schedule of Classes for each individual class section. Due to the variety of beginning and ending dates for each course section it is recommended that you refer to the Schedule of Classes when you wish to drop at 100%.

Co-op Students

Co-op students who must withdraw from classes or school because they receive notification of their employment after registration will be granted a total refund upon approval of the dean of the Career Education Center.

Refund Variance Committee

Should a student be unable to complete the withdrawal process within the appropriate time limitation because of circumstances beyond his/her control, he/she may appeal the refund decision in writing to the Variance Committee through the Student Accounting Office (academic/courses) or Director of Residence Life (dorm and food services). Only students who have totally withdrawn from all classes for a semester can submit a request for variance. Requests for Variance should be filed within one year of the semester withdrawal for which the appeal is being submitted. A total withdrawal fee of $500 is charged to those students who totally withdraw and are successful in their tuition variance request.

Residence Halls Cancellation Policy

The Residence Hall application is a binding agreement with the Office of Residence Life and the University of Detroit Mercy for the academic year consisting of fall and spring terms. Cancellations from the housing agreement will not be accepted after June 1 unless the student is withdrawing from the University for the academic year. All cancellations must be received in writing or via email. Cancellations during the academic year are subject to a $350 cancellation fee, which may be waived for the following reasons: graduation, withdrawal from the University, marriage, medical reasons as verified by the University, co-op or study abroad, financial.

In the event of approved withdrawal from the University residence hall system, refunds are subject to a prorated assessment for the period of residence. The effective termination date will be the day upon which all of the following have been accomplished:

  • The student has canceled in writing.
  • The student has removed all belongings from the room.
  • Appropriate checkout forms have been completed.
  • Room and building keys and key tags have been surrendered to the Office of Residence Life.

Meal Plan Refunds

Students who totally withdraw from the University will be refunded for the food plan on a pro-rata assessment basis for the period of use.

Late Payment Fee

Students who do not pay their tuition and fees or arrange for payment of fees by the first day of class will be assessed a late payment fee of $200.

Late Registration Fee

Students who initially register for class(es) beginning on the first day of each semester will be charged a $200 late registration fee. Students are encouraged to register early to avoid this fee. Students who registered prior to the first day of the semester and are changing their schedule are not assessed a late registration fee.

Deferred Payment Fee

Students who carry a semester balance more than half way through the term are subject to a deferred payment fee.

Service Charge

A service charge of 1.5 percent of the outstanding balance is assessed monthly (18% annual rate) beginning the last month of the term until the debt is paid in full.

Collection Activity Timetables

Should a student not return to classes the following term, a collection notice is sent (approximately the second month of the new term) advising the student that an outstanding tuition account balance is due to the University. This balance must be paid to avoid the account being forwarded to a collection agency. The account is assigned to a collection agency approximately 30 days after notification to the former student that his/her account is past due.

2013-14 Payment Plans

Payment Methods

  • Charge/Debit Card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express), a processing fee will apply. Pay online through a checking or savings account without a fee through TitanConnect (tc.udmercy.edu) or visit the website at www.udmercy.edu/sao and follow the payment link.
  • Cash, Check or Money Order. Payments can also be mailed or paid directly in the Student Accounting Office at 4001 West McNichols Detroit, MI 48221-3038. Please include your student ID number on the check if mailing a payment.

Payment Options

  • Pay the balance in full and avoid any additional fees. Payments made by mail must be received two weeks before the first day of the term or paid in person up to the last day of final registration before classes begin. This date is listed in the Schedule of Classes.
  • If you want to pay through an installment plan administered through Tuition Management Systems, you can enroll in the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan through the Student Accounting Office or at www.afford.com. Please see the TMS information listed below.
  • If you have a third party that will pay your tuition, submit documentation from the sponsoring agency that authorizes UDM to bill them for your tuition.
  • Your tuition may be deferred if you submit documentation to verify that you are eligible for tuition reimbursement benefits.

Tuition Management Systems' Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option

The Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option allows you to maximize your savings and income by spreading your education expenses over 9 or 10 interest-free monthly payments for the academic year, or 4 or 5 interest-free monthly payments for each term. These convenient options eliminate larger annual or semester payments. Education payment life insurance is included. You have toll-free access to knowledgeable and friendly Payment Counselors six days week and automated account access 24/7.

The University of Detroit Mercy offers these services in partnership with Tuition Management Systems, the nation's number one rated provider of education payment services.

Choose either an Annual Plan or a Semester Plan and select a payment schedule offered under the plan. Tuition Management Systems Education Payment Counselors are available anytime between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (EST) on Saturday at 1-800-722-4867. From outside the U.S. dial 1-491-849-1550.

Annual Plan Schedule (select one)

  • 10 interest-free monthly payments paid from August 1 - May 1.
  • Nine interest-free monthly payments paid from September 1 - May 1.

Semester Plan

  • Five interest-free monthly payments
  • Four interest-free monthly payments

To learn more about Tuition Management Systems, visit their website http://www.afford.com or, email tmsservice@afford.com

Administrative Withdrawal Policy

Students who have enrolled in classes but have not made a payment or payment arrangements by the payment due date before classes begin will be notified of the University's intention to withdraw them from classes. This policy does not apply to students who have received financial aid awards. Students who have not made satisfactory arrangements by the final day of registration may be dropped from their classes for non-payment.

Students who are withdrawn lose their enrollment in the class(es) they were registered for and must follow normal add/drop policies to be re-registered into classes. This requires obtaining an instructor's signature and advisor's signature on a paper registration form for open classes that have met or are closed and an advisor's signature for open classes during the add/drop week. A late registration fee will be assessed for those re-registering after administrative withdrawal.

Collection Activity

Should a student not return to classes the following term, a collection notice is sent (approximately the second month of the new term) to the student, advising him/her that an outstanding tuition account balance must be paid to avoid having the account forwarded to a collection agency.


For more information about UDM, or to apply online, go to www.udmercy.edu/apply.


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