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University lowers published tuition price

Assure your boundless future tuition reset

In 2017, Detroit Mercy made a bold move and reset our published tuition price. The Assure Your Boundless Future Tuition Reset provides students and families a more precise and real cost to attend Detroit Mercy. By reducing tuition to around $28,000, the University is in a stronger position to attract more academically talented students and their families who were previously deterred by the high tuition cost and never seriously considered the University as a possibility.

#32 ranked nationally best value; 92% of undergrads receive financial aid; $61.9 million institutional funds for student scholarships and grants

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How will our reset tuition reset will help incoming undergrads?

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Students will pay less in the long run because average annual tuition increases of 3-4 percent will be calculated using a lower base tuition rate.

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A lower published tuition rate provides prospective students with a clearer understanding of their actual cost of attendance so that they can make well-informed decisions.

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Detroit Mercy’s actual price is an amazing value. Our highly-ranked programs, in-depth research opportunities and meaningful internships prepare graduates for top careers throughout Detroit and beyond.

What about grad programs?


Detroit Mercy also reduced tuition for select graduate programs in 2019 in response to a growing need for more technically-skilled, business-minded and community-focused professionals in Detroit and our state. This tuition adjustment now makes the University's high-quality, nationally-ranked graduate programs even more affordable choices than ever before. 

Detroit Mercy announced an adjustment in graduate tuition for:

  • MBA
  • Master of Community Development
  • Graduate programs in Architecture
  • Nursing and Engineering
  • and online graduate programs in cybersecurity, computer information systems, economics and financial economics

Alumni support

Alumni support students every day by donating to a variety of scholarship funds. Recent articles include:

New Law scholarship honors ‘Michigan Miracle’ attorney
Daniel J. WrightThe late Daniel J. Wright ’73 was a talented attorney, Michigan Supreme Court Commissioner and a lover of Irish poetry who could quote W. B. Yeats from memory. He was also known as the “Michigan Miracle” lawyer because in 2003 he saved the state $178 million in federal fines when …

Scholarship for nursing students honors parents
Mike and Mary Durkin did not choose University of Detroit or Mercy College of Detroit several decades ago when they were looking at colleges. Yet the universities played an important role in their lives and the couple has honored that role with a substantial scholarship to University of Detroit Mercy. …

What do students think?

yuyi headshotI am an Electrical Engineering major who will graduate next year. Through a combination of scholarships and work from the University, my education will be fully funded. I had made some young, cocky mistakes in the admissions process. ...By a chance call made by a high school counselor, I secured a late seat in a research program at Detroit Mercy called ReBUILDetroit. ...My experiences at the University have led me to desire to perform research in development economics as a career, as I believe that is the best way I can help those in poverty. Can you believe it — an engineer who wants to study economics?

Thank you, — Yuyi Li

mawji headshotI would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your donation. I was honored to receive this scholarship and I am thankful it has allowed me to stay in the program. I am in a traditional Nursing program and will graduate in May. Having visited local hospitals over the years for various family-related medical illnesses, I became interested in a career in nursing. It became a passion of mine and led me to volunteer at an urgent care center. ...I was almost ready to drop out of school because I had no other option. I cried when I was told that you paid my tuition. This donation will help me achieve my educational dreams.

— Mawj Zuma

amena headshotThe lowered tuition adds to the value and shows just how much Detroit Mercy cares about students. They really work to keep the cost down.

— Amena Al-Khafaji '18