Pay and Perks

All participants in the UM SEP receive the following benefits:

  • Stipend
    The tax-free stipend of $3,000 is paid in three parts: at the beginning, middle, and end of the summer.
  • Transportation
    The UM SEP pays for students' round-trip travel from their home or school to Ann Arbor. The program also provides rental cars (and their fuel costs) for students to carpool to and from their internship sites every weekday.
  • Housing
    UM SEP students live together in a University of Michigan Residence Hall for the duration of the program. A Resident Assistant, typically a former SEP student who is entering the Health Management and Policy master's degree program at Michigan, provides professional, social, and emotional support.
  • Food
    Students receive $250 towards the cost of on-campus food during the program. Because of their work schedules, UM SEP participants cannot often eat in the dining halls on campus, but many nearby restaurants accept the provided "BlueBucks."
  • GRE Course
    The UM SEP provides a GRE course from Kaplan or Princeton Review taught just for UM SEP participants on Sundays throughout the summer. The program also pays for course materials.