Tuition, Fees, and Other Expenses
Individuals interested in participating in the Summer Institute can register for courses in two ways:
- As a Summer Scholar-without academic credit, paying Summer Scholar fees
- As a UM Student/Summer Guest-for academic credit, paying UM tuition rates
Please review the details of each category below prior to completing the application.
Participation Without Academic Credit – Summer Scholar
Participants who wish to take Summer Institute courses without receiving academic credit may register as Summer Scholars and pay their fees directly to the Summer Institute. No transcript will be issued to Summer Scholars. Students registered as summer scholar may not change enrollment status after the first day of class. Fees are based on total “credit” hours (assigned to each course as shown in the section on description of courses and on the application form) although no formal academic credit is actually earned.
Applicants participating as a summer scholar will receive a full refund from the Summer Institute if they withdrawal before the start of the class. There is a $250 administrative fee if the class is dropped on the first day of a one or two-week class and before the end of the first week of a four or eight-week class. There will be NO REFUNDS for classes that are dropped after these dates. In addition, students registered as summer scholars may not change enrollment status after the first day of class. For example, a student cannot decide to take a class for academic credit after the first day of class. Payment of Summer Scholar and workshop fees must be made in full before you will be officially registered for class. Nonpayment by a sponsor becomes the liability and responsibility of the student.
In response to our move to alternative remote participation, we are reducing the summer scholar fees (excluding workshop fees).
Summer Scholar Fees 2020
|1 credit hour|
|1.5 credit hours|
|2 credit hours|
|3 credit hours|
|4 credit hours|
|5 credit hours|
|6 credit hours|
|7 credit hours|
|8 credit hours|
|9+ credit hour|
|Health and Retirement Study (HRS) Workshop|
|Survey Design and Implementation in International Contexts: An Online Moderated Workshop
|Responsive Survey Design (RSD) Webinars|
|One four-hour RSD webinar||$150.00|
|Two or more four-hour RSD webinars||$125 per Webinar|
Current and Non-Current University of Michigan Student – Academic Credit
Students currently active in an undergraduate or graduate program at the University of Michigan should register for courses directly in Wolverine access. Tuition is paid to the University according to the tuition rates set for each School or College within the University of Michigan by the Board of Regents of the University. The Summer Institute does not charge any additional fees to students attending for academic credit. University of Michigan graduate tuition rates for spring and summer 2020 half-terms can be found on the Registrar’s Office website.
Questions about tuition rates should be directed to the Office of the Registrar, email@example.com
Sponsored Student Information
For students taking classes for academic credit
Sponsored students are students who require the University of Michigan to bill an outside sponsor. In order to prepare the sponsor’s invoice, the University requires a letter of authorization from the sponsor which must list the charges the sponsor will pay (tuition, fees, etc.). The University will not bill maintenance costs, living costs, room and board costs, or book purchases. The letter should also contain the complete billing address with any reference information that should be quoted on the invoice, as well as the student’s name and social security number. International students who do not have a U.S. social security number should provide their full name along with any other identifying information which may be useful to distinguish them from other University students with the same name. The letter also should state the length of period authorized for billing (For example: Summer Institute, June 8 – July 31, 2020). The University will include a processing fee of $25.00 for each initial invoice sent out for the term. If there is more than one student under the same sponsor, all students may be billed on one invoice. (The sponsor must request billing of all students in the same letter of authorization and request a single invoice). The tuition and mandatory fee charges will be itemized for each student if the sponsor elects to be billed in this manner. Non-payment by a sponsor becomes the liability and responsibility of the student.
Additional information required by the sponsors, such as grades, transcripts, course(s) and other miscellaneous information, must be supplied by the student.
Questions about sponsor billings and authorization letters should be directed to Student Financial Operations, 2226 Student Activities Building, 515 E. Jefferson St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1316, telephone 734-764-7447.
For students taking class as a Summer Scholar
Summer Scholars who ask the Summer Institute to bill an outside sponsor must provide a letter of authorization stating the fees the sponsor will pay. Non-payment by a sponsor becomes the liability and responsibility of the participant. Payment to the Summer Institute for Summer Scholars must be received prior to the beginning of courses. The Summer Institute reserves the right to limit course or workshop enrollment or cancel any course or workshop at least 15 days prior to the start of the course or workshop. In the case of cancellation, full reimbursements will be made.
Applicants participating as a summer scholar will receive a full refund from the Summer Institute if they withdraw 1 day before the start of the class. There is a $250 administrative fee if the class is dropped on the first day of a one or two-week class and before the end of the first week of a four or eight-week class. There will be NO REFUNDS for classes that are dropped after these dates. In addition, students registered as summer scholars may not change enrollment status after the first day of class.
All current UM students will need to follow the university dates and fee structure for add/drop deadlines dates.
- Courses meeting for four weeks or eight weeks may be dropped/added until 5 p.m. on the Friday of the first week of class.
- Courses meeting for one week or two weeks may be dropped/added until 5 p.m. on the second day of class.
Other Summer Institute Fees
All participants who require a letter listing specific courses attended with a letter grades can contact the Summer Institute office and purchase at a nominal charge. All letters with grade or participation information will not be available until after the completion of the course and the required course work that has been review by the instructor. Contact the Summer Institute office with questions related to certificate requests.
In addition to the fees for attending the Summer Institute, participants may expect most of the other expenses listed below. For more information about estimating cost see Cost of Attendance for Graduate Students.
$50 to $150 for textbooks per class plus additional charges for printing associated with the computing account
$350 to $1,000 per month
$10 to $50 per day depending on how often you dine out
There is a great deal of free entertainment in Ann Arbor. However, as a guideline, movies cost approximately $8. Entry fees or tickets to clubs and shows may run from $5 to $20. The Summer Institute can provide information about many area restaurants and entertainment in the Ann Arbor area.