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Cost & financial support

Tuition and residency Each year, the University of Michigan Board of Regents establishes tuition and fees for the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.  Tuition and fees differ for in-state (Michigan resident) and out-of-state...

Dynarski on how to boost graduation rates at community colleges

Mar 12, 2015
In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama put forth a plan to make a student’s first two years of community college free. But is that plan viable? Susan Dynarski sees problems that must be fixed before it can conceivably work.“How...

Collins Vereen family kick-starts new funds with $25,000 gift

Apr 22, 2014
New endowed funds for student support The Ford School has created two new permanent endowment funds to help commemorate the Ford School's Centennial; 100 years of public policy at UM. These funds give alumni and friends the chance to contribute...
EPI Speaker Series

Is there a student debt crisis? A discussion with Rohit Chopra and Susan Dynarski

Jan 27, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
The Education Policy Initiative and the School of Education welcome Rohit Chopra, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Susan Dynarski, professor of education, public policy, and economics at the University of Michigan, to discuss the repercussions of the $1.3 trillion dollar student loan deficit on higher education and economic inequality.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Causal Impacts of Need-Based Financial Aid on College Outcomes: Evidence from an Experiment in Wisconsin

Mar 16, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison CIERS Mission:The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using quantitative research methods.This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progres
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Susan Dynarski at TEDx Indianapolis Viewing Party

Oct 20, 2015, 2:30-4:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, #1230 O'Neill Classroom
Susan Dynarski, co-director of Education Policy Initiative and Professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics at the University of Michigan, will be a featured presenter at TEDx Indianapolis. The Education Policy Initiative will host a viewing party of her livestreamed presentation. Snacks and drinks provided.
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External fellowships

Other sources of fellowship support Over the years, many Ford School students have received fellowships from a number of government and professional organizations. These include resources for students from diverse backgrounds, traditionally...

U-M and federal funding

University of Michigan resources Rackham Graduate School The Rackham Graduate School administers a number of fellowship programs with various eligibility criteria. These fellowships often require a detailed application and have deadlines...

PhD program funding

Financial support for doctoral students Graduate school is an expensive undertaking, requiring a significant investment of time and financial resources. The University of Michigan, through a combination of college, departmental, and graduate...

Master's funding & financial support

Funding resourcesFinancial resources are available to students who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree and professional career in public policy or public affairs.Many students are able to secure funding through fellowships, grants,...