New 'Net Price Calculators' Required By Law May Bring Sticker Shock To Families Planning For College

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Based on tuition alone, it would cost $7,702 a year to attend the University of Michigan-Flint.

Plan to live on campus or in an apartment? Cha-ching. What about books? Cha-ching again.

The total cost for an in-state UM-Flint student living independently: $19,114.

But for students who qualify for grants, that price could drop to $14,856. Living at home? Make that $10,884.

It’s the type of math the campus’s new “net price calculator” provides students to show them college costs that go beyond sticker price.

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