Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Fees 2017-2018*

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

This page contains guidance on Detroit Mercy'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

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    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 $1049
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $20,579
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,347

    Engineering, Architecture

    Per credit, 1-11 credit hours $1,123
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $21,542
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,415

    Macomb University Center

    Economics and Financial Economics (per credit, 1-11 credit hours) $550
    BSN Completion (per credit, 1-11 credit hours) $550
    Other $801
    12-18 credits (flat rate per term) $20,579
    Each credit over 18 $1,347

    WCCCD University Center

    Per credit hour (1-11 credit hours) $550
    12-18 credits (flat rate per term) $20,579
    Each credit over 18 $1,347

    Online Courses in Economics and Financial Economics

    (For undergraduate students enrolled as online students in these programs)

    Per credit hour (1-11 credit hours) $550
    12-18 credits (flat rate per term) $20,579
    Each credit over 18 $1,347

    Legal Assistant certificate

    Per credit hour (1-11 credit hours) $525
    12-18 credits (flat rate per term) $20,579
    Each credit over 18 $1,347

    American Language and Culture Program

    American Language and Culture Program

    Following are the 2016-2017 tuition rates (independent of discounts) for the American Language and Culture Program classes offered at Detroit Mercy:
    ALCP 1010 and 5101 $10,209
    ALCP 2010, 2020, 5201 and 5202 $7,940
    ALCP 3150 and 5315 $3,225
    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.

    Study Abroad

    Study Abroad Varies by program

    Application Fees

    (non-refundable) Rates
    Undergraduate $25
    Graduate $50
    International Student $150

    Room and Board Rates*

    Per term


    Shiple Hall (Freshman only) - includes meal plan option (1) or (2)


    East, North, South Quads - includes meal plan option (1), (2), or (3)


    Holden Hall - includes meal plan option (1), (2), or (3)


    West Quad Second — meal plan optional


    *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.


    2017-2018 Meal Plans

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


    General and Miscellaneous Fees

    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200
    Total Withdrawal Fee $500
    Student Orientation Fee (SOAR) $250
    Transcripts (per copy) $6 (Express Postal Delivery starts at $20)
    Duplicate Diploma or Certificate Fee $35-$50
    Cooperative Training Tuition Alternating $1,042 per assignment
    Cooperative Training Tuition Parallel $588 per assignment
    Co-op Portfolio Evaluation Fee $1,010/$570 ft/pt assignment
    I.D. Card Replacement $20
    English Proficiency Testing Fee (Non-Detroit Mercy Students) $25

    Application for Graduation (degree) Fee regardless of participation in annual ceremony (does not include cap & gown fees)

    Application for Certificate Fee (no participation in annual commencement) $30

    Tuition Refund Policy

    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

    Students who totally withdraw during the semester for unplanned reasons may petition the University's Variance Committe 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 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.


    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 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

    The 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.

    The 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.


    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% 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.


    2017-2018 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 ( or visit the website at 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.

    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 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 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 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.

    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 or, email


    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.