Cost of Attendance

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    Graduate Tuition

    Liberal Arts & Education, Science, Software Engineering per credit hour $1,626
    HSA, Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (1) per credit hour $981
    Community Development  (1) per credit hour $789
    Nursing per credit hour $840
    (1) Not eligible for tuition discounts

    Business Administration

    U.S., Canada and Mexico Citizens  (1) per credit hour $789
    International Citizens (1) per credit hour $1,579
    (1) Not eligible for tuition discounts

    Nurse Anesthesiology

    Track I per term $12,000
    Track II per term



    Physician Assistant

    Per credit hour (1-4 credit hours) $1,607
    Track I Full-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $16,460
    Track II Part-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $10,958


    U.S., Canada and Mexico Citizens  (1) per credit hour $804
    International Citizens (1) per credit hour $1,655
    (1) Not eligible for tuition discounts


    U.S., Canada and Mexico Citizens Per credit hour Per credit hour, 1-11 credit hours $1,261
    U.S., Canada and Mexico Citizens 12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $16,279
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,261
    International Citizens per credit hour $1,655
    International Citizens per credit hour 12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $24,185

    Macomb University Center

    Economics and Financial Economics (per credit hour) $851
    Health Services Administration $981
    Other (per credit hour) $1,157

    Online Courses

    Graduate (per credit hour) $851
    CIS Graduate Program in Software Management, Cyber Security and Information Assurance (for students in complete online degree program) (per credit hour) $851
    Other Sites As announced
    Study Abroad Varies by program.

    American Language and Culture Program

    Following are the 2019-2020 tuition rates (independent of discounts) for the American Language and Culture Program classes offered at Detroit Mercy:
    ALCP 1010 and 5101 per course $6,695
    ALCP 2011/5011, ALCP2012/5012 and ALCP 2013/5013 $956 per module or $2,868 for all three at same level
    ALCP 2020/5202 per course $2,868
    ALCP 3150 and 5315 per course $956
    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.

    Other Tuition and Fees

    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200
    Total Withdrawal Fee $500 
    Co-op Training Tuition Parallel $606
    Co-op Training Tuition Alternating $1,073

    Application Fees (non-refundable)

    Graduate - master/specialist $50
    Graduate - doctoral


    International $150

    Room and Board Rates* (per term)

    Shiple Hall (Freshman only) - Incl. meal plan option (1) or (2)
    East, North, South Quads - includes meal plan option (1), (2), or (3) $4,995/$7,336
    Holden Hall - includes meal plan option (1), (2), or (3) $4,830/$7,152
    West Quad — meal plan optional $3,668/$5,870
    *Cable service included.

    2019-2020 Meal Plans

    All resident students, except West Quad and Holden Hall residents, are required to take a meal plan. Single occupancy is subject to availability. All other rates for special or guest housing are subject to negotiation with the Residence Hall director.

    Meal plans are available for commuter students, please contact Dining Services for additional information.


    Miscellaneous Fees

    Audit   Full tuition
    Returned Check Fee   $20
    Service Charge on Past-due Balances   1.5% per month
    Courses Fees   Varies per course
    Duplicate Diploma or Certificate Fee   $35-$50
    Graduation Fee (cap & gown is not included in this fee)   $95
    Certificate Completion Fee   $30
    Transcripts, per copy   $6 Express postal delivery starts at $20
    I.D. Card Replacement   $20

    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.  Academic withdrawals made during the add/drop period should be submitted online using the Self Service option in the student portal.  Once online registration closes for the semester, after the drop/add period, all changes in registration must be submitted in writing on the Change in Registration 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.

    Refund of tuition charges follows the University Refund Schedule.  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 Schedule of Classes each year. Refund information is also available in the Student Accounting Office, Registrar's Office and from the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office.

    Tuition Adjustments - Variance Committee

    Students who totally withdraw during the semester for unplanned reasons may petition the University's Variance Committee for consideration regarding tuition assessment. The student must complete a Petition for Tuition Variance and submit it to the Student Accounting Office.

    As part of the request for consideration, a written complete explanation of the reason for withdrawal is required, as well as any documentation that would support your request for this review. Examples of reasonable requests include: medical, unexpected changes in employment or other situations beyond your control.

    Documentation from a third party may be necessary in order to make a determination regarding your request. Some examples may include:

    • A letter from your doctor indicating the time period you were unable to attend school.
    • A letter from your employer documenting the date of the unexpected employment/job schedule change occurred.
    • A college official (dean/associate dean/assistant dean) within the specific college/school may have to provide specific written recommendations as part of the request if the total withdrawal was beyond the control of the student and is an academic-related withdrawal issue.

    If the reason for the withdrawal is non-academic, then a college/school recommendation is not required or considered.

    Students who receive financial aid/scholarships and have a petition for a tuition variance approved will have their award reevaluated. All committee decisions will be communicated to the student in writing.

    The petition will take approximately 30 days to process. Please note: the student must withdraw from classes prior to submitting the petition. 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.


    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

    Residence Halls Cancellation Policy

    The Residence Hall application is a binding agreement with the Office of Residence Life and University of Detroit Mercy for the academic year consisting of Fall and Winter terms. Cancellation from the housing agreement will not be accepted after May 31st unless the student is withdrawing from the University for the academic year. All cancellations must be received in writing using the "Request for Release" form found on the Office of Residence Life webpage. Cancellations during the academic year are subject to a minimum $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 and meal plan, 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 using the "Request for Release" form.
    • 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.

    Students found withdrawing from school and re-registering at a later date during the period of the original agreement for the purpose of securing an agreement release will be assessed all housing and board charges for the year.


    Meal Plan Information and Refunds

    Meal Plan Information and Refunds

    University of Detroit Mercy requires all residential students to purchase a University meal plan through their housing contract. According to University policy, freshman residents are required to have meal plans 1 or 2. All other residential students are required to choose one of the three block plans.

    Students who totally withdraw from the University will be refunded for the food plan on a pro-rated assessment based on time and usage at a pre-determined amount.

    Students who withdraw from housing midway through the academic year could be responsible for the full cost of a meal-plan depending on the cancellation date. If a meal plan refund is granted, the student is responsible for any meal plan usage based at a pre-determined rate.

    University of Detroit Mercy offers 2 (two) opportunities to appeal a meal plan each academic year. Appeal submissions after the deadline date will not be accepted. Appeals must be made for each housing contract cycle. The deadline to appeal a meal plan for Fall and Winter terms is the 2nd Friday of each term. Meal plan accommodations will be considered based on individual need. Any used meals or flex dollars spent will be billed back to the student at a pre-determined rate.

    To complete a meal plan appeal, a student must complete the "Meal Plan Appeal/Meal Plan Accommodation Request" form found on the Office of Residence Life webpage.


    Administrative Withdrawal Policy

    Students who have enrolled in classes but have not made a payment or payment arrangements by the payment due date will be notified of the University’s intention to withdraw them from classes. This policy does not apply to those students who have received financial aid awards, or who have supporting documentation for payment from their employer. Students who still have not made satisfactory arrangements by the end of the final day of registration will be dropped from their classes.

    Students who are withdrawn lose their enrollment in the class(es) they were registered for and must follow the normal add/drop policies to be re-registered into classes. This requires obtaining an instructor’s signature and an advisor’s signature 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.


    2019-2020 Payment Plans

    Payment Methods:

    • Pay online without a fee through TitanConnect ( We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and checks.
    • 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.

    Mail your payment in your own envelope to:

    • University of Detroit Mercy
    • Attn: Cashier, SAO
    • 4001 W. McNichols Road
    • Detroit, MI 48221

    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 term, or pay in person up to the payment due date listed online in the Schedule of Classes for the appropriate term.
    • If you want to pay in installments, you must enroll in our Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option Plan administered through Tuition Management Systems. For further information, contact the Student Accounting Office—or you may contact Tuition Management Systems directly at Please see the TMS information listed below.
    • Submit documentation from your employer or other sponsoring agencies that authorizes Detroit Mercy 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 from your employer.

    Tuition Management Systems’ Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option

    This option allows you to maximize your savings and income by spreading your education expenses over nine or 10 interest-free monthly payments for the academic year, or four or five 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 Education Payment Counselors six days a week and automated account access 24/7.

    University of Detroit Mercy offers these services in partnership with Tuition Management Systems, the nations number-one-rated provider of education payment services.

    Tuition Management Systems’ Education Payment Counselors are available any time between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday (EST) at 1-800-722-4867. From outside of the U.S. dial (401) 849-1550.

    To learn more about Tuition Management Systems, visit their website at or email

    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 or beyond 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.

    Service Charges

    A service charge of 1.5 percent of the outstanding balance is assessed monthly (18 percent 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.