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Cost and Financial Aid

An outstanding education is an investment in your future. And at Central Michigan University, we’re committed to keeping that education affordable. There is no "out-of-state" tuition rate here. All U.S. residents pay the same tuition rate.

Invest in you

CMU's global campus and online programs combine flexibility and convenience with affordability. We're determined to keep our costs low, and we offer a full range of scholarships and financial aid.

Cost overview

These costs do not account for scholarships, military or federal discounts, or financial aid. Your actual cost could be lower. Costs are listed per credit hour.


Lower-level courses: $425

Upper-level courses: $450


Standard course rate: $682

MBA courses: $725

MS in Information Systems: $725

MS in Nutrition and Dietetics: $682

Specialist in Education: $682

Doctor of Health Administration: $850

Doctor of Education: $778

Doctor of Educational Technology: $778

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