Cost of Attendance

What is the price tag for all the great things you’ll get at Detroit Mercy? It’s a lot more reasonable than you may think. Select the Cost of Attendance accordion below based on your student type and academic year.

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2020-21

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    2020-21 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

    Let us help you with the math. Talk to a financial aid counselor. Find out why it’s more affordable to attend Detroit Mercy full-time. Are you graduating from high school this year? Be sure to check out the netprice calculator.

    Here’s a breakdown of costs per term, item by item, depending on your chosen program:

    Liberal Arts & Education, Science, Business Administration, Health Professions, Nursing, Dental Hygiene (non-clinical), University College, Software Engineering
    Per Credit Cost
    Per credit, 1-11 credit hours $1,107
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $14,781
    Each credit hour over 18 $985
    Nursing PT-BSN (5-14 credit hours) $7,000
         Nursing PT- BSN (1-4 credit hours) $1,107 per credit
              *By permission only for students who decelerate for a semester prior to returning to the regular course load required by the program
    Engineering, Architecture
    Per Credit Cost
    Per credit, 1-11 credit hours $1,186
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) U.S., Canada, Mexico $15,308
    Each credit hour over 18, U.S., Canada, Mexico $1,021
    Off-Campus Programs
    Per Credit Cost
    Per credit hour, 1-11 credit hours (discounted rates) Varies by program
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) U.S., Canada, Mexico Flat rates listed above
    Each credit hour over 18 Credit hour rates listed above
    Please see Off-campus programs cost accordion below for more details  

    Study Abroad Varies by program

    Residency Fees

    Residence Hall Double/Single
    Shiple Hall (Freshmen only) – includes meal plan option (1) or (2) $5,012 / $7,393
    East, North, South Quads – includes meal plan option (1), (2) or (3) $5,120 / $7,519
    Holden Hall – includes meal plan option (1), (2) or (3) $4,951 / $7,331
    West Quad – excludes meal plan $3,760 / $6,017

    Meal Plans

    (1) Block 225/$175 flex
    (2) Block 190/$300 flex
    (3) Block 120/$500 flex

    Co-op Tuition

    Co-op Tuition (per assignment)
    Co-op options Cost
    Co-op Training Tuition Parallel $621
    Co-op Training Tuition Alternating $1,100

    Fees

    General Fees
    Fees Cost
    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200

    Cost Example

    Full-time freshman, 2 terms:

    Tuition, 12-18 credits per term: $29,562
    Room and Board - On Campus: $10,024
    Total: $39,586

    Undergraduate, off-campus, 2 terms:

    Tuition, 12-18 credits per term, (full-time): $29,586
    Tuition, 10 credits per term, (part-time): $22,140

    *Costs may vary

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    2020-21 Graduate Tuition & Fees

    Let us help you with the math. Talk to a financial aid counselor. Also, many programs have assistantships, fellowships, and other fee-waiver programs. Please consult your chosen program.

    Here’s a breakdown of costs per term, item by item, depending on your chosen program:

    Liberal Arts & Education, Science
    Option Cost
    Per credit hour $1,667
    Onsite Applied Data Analytics Graduate Program**
    Option Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico (per credit hour) $872
    Architecture 
    Options Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico
         Per credit hour, 1-11 credit hours $1,293
         12-18 credit hours (flat-rate per term) $16,686
         Each credit hour over 18 $1,293
    Business Administration**
    Option Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico per credit hour $809
    Community Development per credit hour**
    Option Cost
    per credit $809
    HSA, Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling**
    Option Cost
    per credit hour $1,006
    Nursing
    Option Cost
    per credit hour $861
    Nurse Anesthesiology
    Option Cost
    Flat rate per term $12,300
    Physician Assistant
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour (1-4 credit hours) $1,647
    Track 1 Full-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $16,872
    Track 2 Part-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $11,232
    Engineering**
    Options Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico per credit hour $824
    Off-Campus Programs (discount rates)
    Options Cost
    Please see Off-campus programs cost accordion below for more details Varies by program
    Study Abroad Varies by program
    Co-op Tuition (per assignment)
    Options Cost
    Co-op Training Tuition Parallel $621
    Co-op Training Tuition Alternating $1,100
    General Fees
    Fees Cost
    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200

     **Not eligible for tuition discounts

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    2020-21 Off-campus & Special Programs Tuition & Fees

    For additional tuition information on specific off-campus programs, please speak with your academic advisor or a financial aid counselor. Rates listed are discounted rates unless otherwise specified.

    Macomb University Center:
    Undergraduate Cost
    Economics and Financial Economics (per credit, 1-11 credit hours) $581
    BSN Completion (per credit, 1-11 credit hours) $581
    Other (per credit, 1-11 credit hours) $846
    12-18 credits U.S., Canada, Mexico (flat rate per term) $14,781
    Each credit over 18 $985
    12-18 credits International (flat rate per term) $21,726
    International Each credit over 18 $1,422
    Macomb University Center:
    Graduate Cost
    Economics and Financial Economics (per credit hour) $872
    Health Services Administration $1,006
    Social Work Transfer Students from WCCCD
    Courses Cost
    Select Courses: Undergraduate (per credit, 1-11 credit hours) $581
    Online Programs in Economics and Financial Economics
    (for students enrolled as online students in these programs) Cost
    Undergraduate (per credit, 1-11 credit hours) $581
    Undergraduate - U.S., Canada, Mexico 12-18 credits (flat rate per term) $14,781
    Undergraduate - Each credit over 18 $985
    Undergraduate- International 12-18 credits (flat rate per term) $21,726
    Undergraduate - Each credit over 18 $1,422
    Graduate (per credit hour) $872
    Online CIS Graduate Programs in Software Management, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
    (for students enrolled in complete online degree program) Cost
    per credit hour $872
    Online Applied Data Analytics Graduate Program
    (for students enrolled in complete online degree program) Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico per credit hour $872
    International per credit hour $1,667
    American Language & Culture Program
    (per course) Cost
    ALCP 3150, 5315 $980
    ALCP 2020/5202 $2,940
    ALCP 2011/5011, 2012/5012, 2013/5013  
         Per Module $980
         All three at same time $2,940
    ALCP 1010, 5101 $6,862
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    2020-21 International Students Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

    Let us help you with the math. Talk to a financial aid counselor. Also, many programs have assistantships, fellowships, and other fee-waiver programs. Please consult your chosen program.

    Here’s a breakdown of costs per term, item by item, depending on your chosen program:

    Liberal Arts & Education, Science, Business Administration, Health Professions, Nursing, Dental Hygiene (non-clinical), University College, Software Engineering
    Credit Hours Cost
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $21,726
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,422
    Engineering, Architecture
    Credit Hours Cost
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $22,743
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,494
    Off-Campus Programs
    Options Cost
    Please see Off-campus programs cost accordion below for more details Varies by program
    Study Abroad Varies by program
    American Language & Culture Program
    (per course) Cost
    ALCP 3150, 5315 $980
    ALCP 2020/5202 $2,940
    ALCP 2011/5011, 2012/5012, 2013/5013
         Per Module $980
         All three at same time $2,940
    ALCP 1010, 5101 $6,862
    Other:
    General Fees Cost
    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200
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    2020-21 International Students Graduate Tuition & Fees

    Let us help you with the math. Talk to a financial aid counselor. Also, many programs have assistantships, fellowships, and other fee-waiver programs. Please consult your chosen program.

    Here’s a breakdown of costs per term, item by item, depending on your chosen program:

    Architecture
    Options Cost
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $24,790
    Per credit hour $1,697
    Business Administration**
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $1,618
    Engineering**
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $1,697
    HSA, Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling**
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $1,006
    Nursing**
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $861
    Nurse Anesthesiology
    Options Cost
    Track I (flat rate per term) $12,300
    Physician Assistant
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour (1-4 credit hours) $1,647
    Track 1 Full-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $16,872
    Track 2 Part-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $11,232
    Liberal Arts & Education, Science, Software Engineering
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $1,667
    Online Applied Data Analytics Graduate Program
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $1,667
    Off-Campus Programs
    Options Cost
    Please see Off-campus programs cost accordion below for more details Varies by program
    Study Abroad Varies by program
    American Language & Culture Program
    (per course) Cost
    ALCP 3150, 5315 $980
    ALCP 2020/5202 $2,940
    ALCP 2011/5011, 2012/5012, 2013/5013
         Per Module $980
         All three at same time $2,940
    ALCP 1010, 5101 $6,862
    Other:
    General Fees Cost
    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200

    ** Not eligible for tuition discounts

2019-20

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    2019-20 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

    Let us help you with the math. Talk to a financial aid counselor. Find out why it’s more affordable to attend Detroit Mercy full-time. Are you graduating from high school this year? Be sure to check out the netprice calculator.

    Here’s a breakdown of costs per term, item by item, depending on your chosen program:

    Liberal Arts & Education, Science, Business Administration, Health Professions, Nursing, Dental Hygiene (non-clinical), University College, Digital Media Studies, Software Engineering
    Options Cost
    Per credit, 1-11 credit hours $1,080
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $14,420
    Each credit hour over 18 $961
    Nursing PT-BSN (5-14 credit hours) $7,000
         Nursing PT-BSN (1-4 credit hours) $1,080
              *By permission only for students who decelerate for a semester prior to returning to the regular course load required by the program
    Engineering, Architecture
    Options Cost
    Per credit, 1-11 credit hours $1,157
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) U.S., Canada, Mexico $14,935
    Each credit hour over 18, U.S., Canada, Mexico $996
    Off-Campus Programs
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour, 1-11 credit hours (discounted rates) Varies by program
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) U.S., Canada, Mexico Flat rates listed above
    Each credit hour over 18 Credit hour rates listed above
    Please see Off-campus programs cost accordion below for more details  
    Study Abroad Varies by program

    Residency Fees

    Off-Campus Programs
    Residence Halls Double/Single
    Shiple Hall (Freshmen only) – includes meal plan option (1) or (2) $4,890 / $7,213
    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 – excludes meal plan $3,668 / $5,870
    Note: Cable service is included.

    Meal Plans

    (1) Block 225/$175 flex
    (2) Block 190/$300 flex
    (3) Block 120/$500 flex

    Co-op Tuition (per assignment)

    Off-Campus Programs
    Options Cost
    Co-op Training Tuition Parallel $606
    Co-op Training Tuition Alternating $1,073
    Other:
    General Fees Cost
    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200

    Cost Example

    Full-time freshman, 2 terms:

    Tuition, 12-18 credits per term: $28,840

    Room and Board - On Campus: $9,780

    Total: $38,620

    Undergraduate, off-campus, 2 terms:

    Tuition, 12-18 credits per term, (full-time): $28,840

    Tuition, 10 credits per term, (part-time): $21,600

    *Costs may vary

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    2019-20 Graduate Tuition & Fees

    Let us help you with the math. Talk to a financial aid counselor. Also, many programs have assistantships, fellowships, and other fee-waiver programs. Please consult your chosen program.

    Here’s a breakdown of costs per term, item by item, depending on your chosen program:

    Liberal Arts & Education, Science, Software Engineering
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $1,626
    Onsite Applied Data Analytics Graduate Program
    Options Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico (per credit hour) $851
    Architecture
    Options Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico
         Per credit hour, 1-11 credit hours $1,261
         12-18 credit hours (flat-rate per term) $16,279
         Each credit hour over 18 $1,261
    International
         12-18 credit hours (flat-rate per term) $24,185
         Per credit hour $1,655
    Business Administration per credit hour**
    Options Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico $789
    International $1,579
    Community Development per credit hour**
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $789
    HSA, Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling**
    Options Cost
    per credit hour $981
    Nursing
    Options Cost
    per credit hour

    $840

    Nurse Anesthesiology
    (flat rate per term) Cost
    Track I per term $12,000
    Track II per term $8,277
    Physician Assistant
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour (1-4 credit hours) $1,607
    Track 1 Full-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $16,460
    Track 2 Part-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $10,958
    Engineering**
    Options Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico per credit hour $804
    International per credit hour $1,655
    Off-Campus Programs (discount rates)
    Options Cost
    Please see Off-campus programs cost accordion below for more details Varies by program
    Study Abroad Varies by program
    Co-op Tuition (per assignment)
    Options Cost
    Co-op Training Tuition Parallel $606
    Co-op Training Tuition Alternating $1,073
    General Fees
    Fee Cost
    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200

     **Not eligible for tuition discounts

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    2019-20 Off-campus & Special Programs Tuition & Fees

    For additional tuition information on specific off-campus programs, please speak with your academic advisor or a financial aid counselor. Rates listed are discounted rates unless otherwise specified.

    Macomb University Center:
    Undergraduate Cost
    Economics and Financial Economics (per credit, 1-11 credit hours) $567
    BSN Completion (per credit, 1-11 credit hours) $567
    Other (per credit, 1-11 credit hours) $825
    12-18 credits U.S., Canada, Mexico (flat rate per term) $14,420
    Each credit over 18 $961
    12-18 credits International (flat rate per term) $21,196
    International Each credit over 18 $1,387
    Macomb University Center:
    Graduate Cost
    Economics and Financial Economics (per credit hour) $851
    Health Services Administration $981
    WCCCD University Center: Social Work Transfer Students
    Options Cost
    Select Courses: Undergraduate (per credit, 1-11 credit hours) $567
    U.S., Canada, Mexico 12-18 credits (flat rate per term) $14,420
    Each credit over 18 $961
    International Students: 12-18 credits (flat rate per term) $21,196
    Each credit over 18 $1,387
    Online Programs in Economics and Financial Economics
    (for students enrolled as online students in these programs) Cost
    Undergraduate (per credit, 1-11 credit hours) $567
         U.S., Canada, Mexico 12-18 credits (flat rate per term) $14,420
         Each credit over 18 $961
         International 12-18 credits (flat rate per term) $21,196
         Each credit over 18 $1,387
    Graduate (per credit hour) $851
    Online CIS Graduate Programs in Software Management, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
    (for students enrolled in complete online degree program) Cost
    per credit hour $851
    Online Applied Data Analytics Graduate Program
    (for students enrolled in complete online degree program) Cost
    per credit hour $851
    Onsite Applied Data Analytics Graduate Program
    Options Cost
    U.S., Canada, Mexico (per credit hour) $851
    International (per credit hour) $1,626
    American Language & Culture Program
    (per course) Cost
    ALCP 3150, 5315 $956
    ALCP 2020/5202 $2,868
    ALCP 2011/5011, 2012/5012, 2013/5013
         Per Module $956
         All three at same time $2,868
    ALCP 1010, 5101 $6,695
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    2019-20 International Students Tuition & Fees

    Let us help you with the math. Talk to a financial aid counselor. Also, many programs have assistantships, fellowships, and other fee-waiver programs. Please consult your chosen program.

    Here’s a breakdown of costs per term, item by item, depending on your chosen program:

    Liberal Arts & Education, Science, Business Administration*, Software Engineering
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $1,579

    *Beginning Summer 2019

    Business Administration
    Options Cost
    (U.S., Canada, Mexico) Discounted Tuition per credit hour $789
    Addiction, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Health Professions, Nursing, Community Development*
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $981

    *Beginning Summer 2019

    Community Development (U.S., Canada, Mexico) Discounted Tuition
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $789
    Nurse Anesthesiology
    Options Cost
    Track I per term $8,854
    Track II per term $6,107
    Physician Assistant
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour (1-4 credit hours) $1,607
    Track 1 Full-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $16,460
    Track 2 Part-time flat rate (5+ credit hours) $10,958
    Engineering*
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour $1,607
    Engineering (U.S., Canada, Mexico) Discounted Tuition per credit hour

    $804

    *Beginning Summer 2019

    Architecture
    Options Cost
    Per credit hour, 1-11 credit hours $1,607
    12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term) $23,369
    Each credit hour over 18 $1,607
    Off-Campus Programs (discount rates)
    Options Cost
    Please see Off-campus programs cost accordion below for more details Varies by program
    Study Abroad Varies by program
    Co-op Tuition (per assignment)
    Options Cost
    Co-op Training Tuition Parallel $588
    Co-op Training Tuition Alternating $1,042
    General Fees
    Fee Cost
    Late Payment Fee $200
    Late Registration Fee $200

    Cost Example

    Full-time Liberal Arts, 2 terms:
    Tuition, 9 credits per term: $28,422
    Room and Board - Commuting:$9,452
    Total:$37,874

    Full-time Engineering
    Tuition, 9 credits per term:$28,926

    *Costs may vary

How much will you need?

Use this chart to help determine how much you will need.
  Detroit Mercy Costs    
1. Tuition - See Above $ _________________________________
2. Course Fees - See Schedule of Classes $ _________________________________
3. Campus Room and Board $ _________________________________
4. Subtotal Detroit Mercy Costs $ _________________________________
   
5. Finances    
6. Deposits and Payments Scheduled $ _________________________________
7. Scholarships and Grants $ _________________________________
8. Loans $ _________________________________
9. Subtotal Payments to Account $ _________________________________
   
  Net Owed to Detroit Mercy    
10. Subtract line 4 from line 9 $ _________________________________
  (If negative, you won't owe anything more)  
   
  Other Costs    
11. Books and Supplies $ _________________________________
12. Personal Expenses $ _________________________________
13. Room and Board if not on Campus $ _________________________________
14. Travel Expenses $ _________________________________
15. Subtotal Other Costs $ _________________________________
16. Remaining amount needed for academic year    
  (add lines 10 and 15)   $ _________________________________

Additional educational expenses to consider

Travel, Books and Supplies

  • Students living on campus may spend on average $345 on travel expenses
  • Students commuting may spend on average $2,123 on travel expenses
  • We estimate that student could spend approximately. $1,249 in books and supplies each year
  • Tip: Renting books and shopping online for books are the most economical ways to secure books

Personal & Miscellaneous Expenses

We estimate that students may spend approximately $5171 for personal expenses during the academic year. This was calculated based on the moderate living expense budget for 2017-18 for the metro Detroit Area, provided by The College Board.

Loan Fees

Estimated loan fees for undergraduate students averaged $72 per academic year. Estimated loan fees for graduate students averaged $220 per academic year.