Funding Your Education

The graduate training program at Michigan is 5 semesters long and includes 4 academic semesters (two in the 1st year and two in the 2nd year) and a clinical semester that occurs during the summer between the 1st and 2nd academic years. There are no tuition or registration fees during the third semester containing the summer clinical internships. Therefore, students pay tuition for only four of the five training semesters. The tuition per semester for 2022-2023, including fees, is approximately $26,200 for non-residents and $12,200 for Michigan residents. The tuition is set annually, usually in the summer, by the Regents of the University of Michigan.

A variety of resources are available to help our students support their educational training at Michigan. Resources include:

More specific fellowships are listed at the Fellowships office of the Rackham Graduate School and the Center for Education for Women. Applicants should also consider exploring scholarship directories available at their local libraries and campus career services offices.

To be considered for all possible forms of aid for which you may qualify, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form must be completed by March 31. When filling out your FAFSA, please make sure to add school code 002325 to your list of schools. DO NOT ADD THE MEDICAL SCHOOL. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information about the FAFSA application.

Prospective applicants should feel free to contact the Program Director Monica Marvin, the Assistant Program Director Beth Dugan, or the Director of Research Beverly Yashar if they have specific questions.


Match Fee Waivers

The Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors has established a waiver for the $100 fee associated with the NMS Match. Prospective students who demonstrate financial need AND have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater can apply for a match fee waiver. Prospective students should apply for a fee waiver BEFORE registering for an NMS number.

More information about Match Fee Waiver applications will be provided by September 7, 2022. There are a limited number of waivers, so not all applicants will receive a waiver.  Instructions for how to register for the NMS match will be provided to those who receive a waiver.

Waivers are non-transferable to future match cycles or other prospective students. Prospective students who are applying for a match fee waiver will be required to write a short essay and to upload at least one of the following documents demonstrating financial need:

  1. A copy of a letter on official letterhead from a government agency verifying that you or your family have qualified for public assistance based on low income criteria anytime within the past 5 years
  2. A copy of your financial aid award letter from another / previous institution dated within 5 the past years
  3. A copy of your approved GRE fee waiver (for tests taken within 5 years of the application deadline)
  4. A copy of your federal Student Aid Report (SAR) that verifies you qualified for financial aid within the past 5 years based on a family contribution* of:
    1. Not more than $1,500 if the student is a dependent student
    2. Not more than $1,900 if the student is an independent student

Here is the link to the Match Fee Waiver Application