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Tuition and Fees - Military and Veterans

We believe a great education should be affordable, and we take great pride in serving those who serve.

Active military members qualify for up to 40 percent off tuition in recognition of your service, and there’s no application fee. We also offer need-based awards to veterans.

Listed below are reduced tuition costs for active-duty military, reservist, and guard members and their spouses and qualified dependents. Veterans pay regular tuition rates.

Active duty military, reservist, and guard members qualify for discounted tuition rates.

Individuals must submit documentation verifying their eligibility for the Military discounted tuition rate. If not already on file with Central Michigan University, acceptable means of verification include:

- Show active military identification card to nearest CMU education center staff member. On-Campus students may go to the Veteran’s Resource Center (Warriner Hall 114) or Student Service Court (Bovee University Center 119).

- Verification letter from your command reflecting current status and end of service date.

Documentation may be emailed to tvoucher@cmich.eduor taken to one of our Global Centers. Questions? Call (989) 774-3618.

Photocopies of U.S. Military identification cards should not be submitted and will not be accepted as verification.

The Doctor of Education and Doctor of Educational Technology programs are excluded from the military discount.

Spouses and qualified dependents of active military, reservist, and guard members qualify for discounted tuition rates. Eligibility is defined by the existing IRS definition of a qualifying dependent.

Individuals must submit documentation verifying their eligibility for the military discounted tuition rate. If not already on file with Central Michigan University, acceptable means of verification include:

- Show dependent military benefits identification card to nearest CMU education center staff

- Verification letter from the military member’s command reflecting their status and end of service date.

Documentation may be emailed to tvoucher@cmich.edu or taken to one of our Global Centers. Questions? Call (989) 774-3618.

Photocopies of U.S. Military identification cards should not be submitted and will not be accepted as verification.

Spouses and dependents must also submit proof of dependency.

The Doctor of Education and Doctor of Ed Tech programs are excluded from the military discount.

Your costs could be even lower if you qualify for scholarships or another form of financial aid.


Military Tuition

  Per credit hour
Undergraduate $299
Graduate (master's level)*
$399
MBA (core and concentration courses) $745
Master of Science in Information Systems $745
Master of Entrepreneurial Ventures$745
Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) $800

*Excludes MBA, MEV, and MSIS programs
For standard tuition rates and for programs not listed here, see Undergraduate Tuition & Fees or Graduate Tuition & Fees.


Military Fees

  Fee
Student Service Fee $0
Withdrawal Fee $50
MTH/STA Fee $12
Graduation/Certificate Fee $50
Continuing Education Units $35
Prior Learning Application Fee $125
Prior Learning Undergraduate Assessment Fee $105/credit hour
Prior Learning Graduate Assessment Fee $120/credit hour

Military Information

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