Extra credits

Take 3 credits this summer and we'll award you $825 toward your tuition and mandatory fees.
Take 6 credits and your award increases to $1,425.

Use this opportunity to:

  • Save money
  • Get an early start on the fall
  • Take pre-requisite courses to advance in your major
  • Explore interesting programs

We're happy to offer this pilot program to new, domestic undergraduate students in their first degree-seeking semester at CMU, though a few restrictions do apply.

Learn more

Extra financial aid

If you receive Pell grants, or qualify for additional loans, you may be able to save even more on tuition. Work with the Student Service Court to better understand how to leverage all financial aid available during the summer, and create your financial plan.

Contact Student Service Court

Extra flexible

Between our global and main campuses, you may be able to start a class every eight weeks from early May through June 29. That makes fitting courses in between your other summer activities easy.

Taking a course on campus?
Summer housing is available

Extra easy

Once you've been admitted and have completed your orientation, getting your extra credit is very simple:

Meet with an academic advisor

Work with an advisor to select the courses that make the most sense for you and your goals.


File your 2019-2020 FAFSA

If you haven't already, you'll need to be sure you complete your 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Make sure to mark CMU as your institution. Our FAFSA code is 002243.

That's it. No additional application. No paperwork.

We'll take care of the rest, and you'll get the extra credit!