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Paying For Your M.U.R.P. Degree

Invest Now. It will pay off later.


in scholarships offered


AmeriCorps match


spring travel course funding

(Up to $1,500)


need-based grant
for 2023 admits

Return on Investment


success rate

(employed or continuing education)


U-M alumni network

(one of the world’s largest)

Taubman College Alumni Network



Cost of Attendance

Applying for Financial Aid

Learn about all financial assistance.

How Do M.U.R.P. Students Pay for Graduate School?

  • Federal and university financial aid: Funding considers financial need, and sources include grants, loans, and student employment. A completed FAFSA is required.
  • Taubman College funding: These merit scholarships are awarded by the school, generally at the time of admission.
  • GSA student employment: These competitive positions—Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA), Graduate Student Staff Assistant (GSSA)—often include a full-tuition waiver, health and dental benefits, and a monthly stipend. Positions are limited.
  • External funding: Fastweb, Pivot, and SPIN are three popular clearinghouses for student-centered grants offered by independent organizations.
  • Rackham funding (scholarships, fellowships, travel): Rackham Graduate School offers competitive grants similar to Taubman College funding.

Student Profiles

Lauren Week


Michelle Marin


Harshita Pilla


Our students graduate with a competitive advantage

  • Our curriculum is practical and project-based. You not only learn the theory of your chosen area of study. You also know how to apply it immediately in the real world because you've already done it by the time you graduate.
  • The resume you create as a result of these experiences will demonstrate to potential employers that you are among the best in your field.
  • Our dedicated career and professional development team members are your career preparation partners, whether it's helping you craft an effective resume and presentation or connecting you with our extensive network of employers for internships and full-time opportunities.
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