Sarah Martin, News Editor

An increase in tuition was approved on June 15th and will be in effect through the Summer 2018 semester. For Michigan resident graduate and undergraduate students, the cost per semester will increase 3.7 percent, and non-residents 1.8 percent, according to the University of Michigan-Dearborn website.

For the Fall 2016 semester, in-state freshmen paid an average of $6,016 for 15 credits. Freshmen starting in the Fall 2017 semester with the same number of credits are expected to pay an average of $6,236 per semester, a $220 increase. However, this amount depends on the amount of financial aid the student receives and what college the student is enrolled in, according to the website.

Registration assessment for both Michigan residents and non-residents are $377 per semester, up from the prior school year’s $225 per semester. The registration assessment includes “fees for parking, health insurance, technology assessment, and student activities.”

For the first twelve credits hours, Michigan residents will spend $463 per credit and non-residents $953 per credit. Every credit after twelve will be $101 for Michigan residents, and $180 for non-residents.

Upper level courses (300-499) incur an additional cost depending on the college. CASL and CEHHS upper level courses are assessed an additional $11 per credit hour, CECS $66, and COB $150.

Students taking online courses in CASL will have to pay an additional $114 per course, whereas students taking online courses in CECS will pay $132 per credit assessment.

Undergraduate students taking graduate courses (500+) will be assessed at the graduate tuition rate, although this assessment is “dependent on various factors that may not result in chance in tuition assessment.”

According to the university website, tuition pays for expenditures including “instruction, financial aid, academic advising, libraries, computing center, and other services.”