Central Michigan University has affordable tuition for graduate students, and many options are available to help you pay for your graduate education.
- Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). All U.S. students may apply. Here's what you'll need when filling out the FAFSA:
- Have your tax information ready. You may use estimated income from year-end check stubs and W-2 forms.
- Complete and send the
- List CMU's name and Title IV School Code: 002243.
- For priority consideration, submit your FAFSA no later than February 15.
- Apply for
graduate assistantships. Graduate assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. Recipients are given a tuition waiver and a stipend. Students receiving graduate assistantships work part time for their department on research, teaching, or administrative support.
- If applicable, sign up for an appropriate Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Award. These awards provide in-state, resident tuition rates to non-Michigan students. If you are qualified for any Non-Resident Tuition Award, simply notify the
College of Graduate Studies after you have been accepted into a graduate program at CMU.
- Awards include:
- Legacy Tuition Award: for students who have a parent or grandparent who earned an undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University
- Non-Resident Merit Award: for students with high GPAs and entrance exam scores
- Neighboring Regions Award: for students of accredited colleges or universities in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin or Ontario, Canada, who have high undergraduate GPAs.
- Enroll in CMU's interest-free payment plan. The
CMU Payment Plan allows you to split the semester costs into five payments.
For details on all scholarships, loans, and federal applications, contact the
Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. For details on graduate assistantships and Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Awards, contact the
College of Graduate Studies.