Financial Aid

Detroit Compact Scholarship

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is a partner in this unique program established to assist students from Compact high schools in college preparation, and serves as a continuing support system for students once they begin their college studies.

Amount of the Award
Renewable full-tuition (in-state rate) scholarships are awarded annually which cover tuition and selected fees at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Students are required to be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours). The award amount will be adjusted by the amount of Federal Pell Grant eligibility: the two awards will be combined to fully cover tuition and fees.

Scholarship Renewal
Full-tuition scholarships are renewable for six semesters, three years (a total of 8 terms received) or the completion of a bachelorís degree, whichever occurs first. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and meet the standards of satisfactory academic progress required by all financial aid recipients.


  • High school seniors attending a Detroit Compact High School

  • U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status and State of Michigan residency (as defined by the University of Michigan)

  • Recalculated GPA of 3.0 or higher for academic courses taken in 10th and 11th grades.

  • ACT composite score of 21 or higher or a combined SAT score of 990 or higher

  • Admission to a degree program at University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Compact scholars must also apply for federal financial aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form may be filed electronically at after January 1 of each year.

Selection Process
Students are selected in the 9th grade, by their school administrators.

For more information please see your high school counselor, or you may contact the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
One Woodward Ave.
Suite 1700
Detroit, MI 48232 phone: (313) 934-4000