Out-of-state tuition is currently $789.00 per credit hour (includes fees).

Intensive Program (Levels 1-3): $9,468.00 (includes fees) per 16-week semester or $18,936 for 32 weeks. It takes one semester to complete one level.

Dual Program (Level 4): $789.00 per credit hour for 3-13 credits (includes fees) per 16-week semester.

The number of Dual Program classes (credits) that a student is required to take depends on the MSU English Language Test Placement results. Students who are conditionally accepted into academic programs of study at CMU usually take two semesters of English (one or two ELI classes per semester) along with their academic classes. The total cost of 12 credits is $9,486.00, while 13 credits are $10,257.00. Both of these costs include 6 credits of CMU classes (academic) and 6 or 7 credits of ELI.

Summer Sessions: Summer session Intensive classes are 12 weeks in duration. Full-time Intensive Program students pay for 12 credit hours (20-22 hours of class per week), or $9,036.00 (includes fees).

Summer session Dual classes are 12 weeks in duration. Tuition for each Dual Program class is $2367.00 (includes fees) for 3 credit hours or $3156 (includes fees) for 4 credit hours.

Estimated Living Expenses*


Fall and Spring Semester
(32 weeks)

Summer 1 or Summer 2
(6 weeks)

Room and Board (based on on-campus housing and meals)**



Books and Supplies






Holiday Expenses



Health Insurance***
(purchased through CMU)

(32 weeks)


*All costs are Approximate

**Dormitory and apartment housing information can be found at the Office of Residence Life.

***Health Care: CMU offers the University Health Center staffed by physicians and registered nurses, and there is a large hospital in Mount Pleasant. All international students are encouraged to carry an approved health insurance policy while they are at CMU. For information on CMU's health plan, please visit the Office of International Affairs web page.