The University of Michigan is not only located in Ann Arbor, it also has campuses in Dearborn and Flint. For 40 years the Cook Family Foundation has provided scholarships to Shiawassee area students attending UM in Ann Arbor; starting this academic year, the Foundation will also assist academically accomplished students from local high schools to enroll at UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn. These campuses are strong institutions of higher learning in their own right, but they are also alternate pathways to a degree from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
To explain the opportunities of education at all three campuses, the Foundation hosted a ZOOM session for prospective students on the evening of Wednesday, October 14. Admissions officers from all three campuses explained the advantages of their respective schools as well as answered questions about how to apply, afford, and transfer to and from each of the campuses. To get a recorded version of this workshop, please fill out this registration form: One University – Three Campuses registration form, and you will be provided with a link to the ZOOM event recording via email. We can also put you into contact with admissions officers from any or all of the three campuses.
Perhaps the most important advantage of attending UM-Flint or UM-Dearborn is that credits easily transfer between those schools and UM-Ann Arbor, and no matter where a student starts or finally graduates within the system, their degree carries the important block M indicating they are a graduate of the University of Michigan. Each campus has unique degree programs, courses, extracurricular and educational advantages that may appeal to a particular student. Prospective students should look at the offerings at each campus.
The cost of attending college may vary from campus to campus as well. While each student has their own unique financial circumstances, each campus has different tuition rates, financial aid and scholarships, so attending one school may be more affordable than another. The proximity of UM-Flint to Shiawassee County also allows a student to live at home and thus forgo room and board expenses at one of the other campuses.
It is easy to apply to all three campuses of the University of Michigan. For students using the Common App, adding UM-Flint and/or UM-Dearborn can be done without additional cost or essay. Students who just apply to Ann Arbor should check the box on their application to send the application to Flint and Dearborn; it is an easy way to add a backup school. The Cook Family Foundation is committed to providing a scholarship of $3,000 to any Shiawassee area student who is admitted to Ann Arbor or meets the criteria for Honors College at UM-Dearborn or UM-Flint. See our webpage, or contact us, for more information or assistance.