Skip to main content

Cost of Attendance - International Students

At Central Michigan University, we believe a life-changing education should be accessible to all. As an international student here, you’ll find a great education at a reasonable cost.

Undergraduate International Tuition

The following expenses are estimates only and reflect the minimum costs for a full course of study. These costs change annually for all students.

Lower level (less than 56 credit hours)

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$425
$5,100
$10,200
International tuition$789
$9,468$18,936

*Based on a 12-credit-hour per semester load
The international rate applies to students who are not eligible for the U.S. resident tuition rates, as outlined by the
CMU Resident Status Policy.
Note: The president may vary these tuition rates according to cohorts, markets, programs, locations, or terms of contracts.

Upper level (56 credit hours or more)

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$450
$5,400
$10,800
International tuition$815
$9,780$19,560

*Based on a 12-credit-hour per semester load
The international rate applies to students who are not eligible for the U.S. resident tuition rates, as outlined by the
CMU Resident Status Policy.
Note: The president may vary these tuition rates according to cohorts, markets, programs, locations, or terms of contracts.


Graduate International Tuition

The following expenses are estimates only and reflect the minimum costs for a full course of study. These costs change annually for all students.

 Master's/Specialist
(per credit hour)
Doctoral
(per credit hour)
U.S. resident tuition*$682​$778
International tuition​$850​$940
MSIS / MBA tuition$725 

* This applies to all graduate students who are U.S. residents. This does not apply to specialty programs with unique tuition rates.
The international rate applies to students who are not eligible for the U.S. resident tuition rates, as outlined by the CMU Resident Status Policy.
Note: The president may vary these tuition rates according to cohorts, markets, programs, locations, or terms of contracts.


Other Expenses

 Per Year
Student Services Fee$450
Undergraduate Living Expenses***​$14,570
Graduate Living Expenses***​$10,496

***This estimate includes room and board, books and supplies, incidentals, health insurance, and holiday living expenses/travel. Room and board rates vary based on the choice of room and meal plan.


Students may receive a Graduate Assistantship or qualify for the scholarships available. However, United States financial aid through CMU is not available to international students.

The United States government requires that Central Michigan University obtains verification of financial support from all students requesting Certificates of Eligibility (I-20s or DS-2019s). The following expenses are estimates only; they are subject to change and adjusted annually. These amounts are considered the minimum costs for a full course of study.​