State Flag for Universities in Michigan Michigan Residency Rules

Gray Square Means In-State Tuition is Special Difficulty Difficulty

How to get in-state at Universities in Michigan:

Michigan is home to the university in america with the distinction of having the largest difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition, that’s University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a $29,662 annual difference!  Maybe blame the state’s poor fiscal situation.  To be fair, people are willing to pay the difference so this is the market in action.

Demonstrating residence is possible but there are significant obstacles for undergrads generally requiring a gap-year of working full-time and supporting yourself.  Consider it an alternative year of growth, learning about responsibility, and it’s worth as much as around $120,000.

Since universities in the state each have their own policy which may be slightly or drastically different than others, it’s best to consider the rules at your particular university in question.


Michigan Reciprocity Agreements:

Michigan is a member state of the Midwest Student Exchange Program which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Midwestern States.

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Explained

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Overpromise & Under-Deliver


University-Specific Overviews Below:

Below please find links to in-state overviews for select universities in Michigan. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in Michigan:

Michigan State University-East Lansing

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor


Other Universities in Michigan:

Central Michigan University-Mount Pleasant
Central Michigan University College of Medicine-Mount Pleasant
Eastern Michigan University-Ypsilanti
Ferris State University-Big Rapids
Grand Valley State University-Allendale
Lake Superior State University-Sault Ste. Marie
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine-East Lansing
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine-East Lansing
Michigan Technological University-Houghton
Northern Michigan University-Marquette
Oakland University Rochester-Hills
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine-Rochester
Saginaw Valley State University-University Center
University of Michigan Medical School-Ann Arbor
University of Michigan-Dearborn
University of Michigan-Flint
Wayne State University-Detroit
Wayne State University School of Medicine-Detroit
Western Michigan University-Kalamazoo
Western Michigan University School of Medicine-Kalamazoo

Every College in Michigan Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in Michigan you’re most interested in.

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University-Specific Nutshell Report

Everything important you need to know about actually earning in-state at your university.