Application Fee Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you plan to study at Central Michigan University's main campus, at a satellite location, or online, we want to make your application process easy. That's why we use a single fee for all undergraduate applicants.
Undergraduate application fee - $40
I am a domestic undergraduate student looking to take classes in Mount Pleasant. What is my application fee?
$40. All undergraduate students pay the same application fee. Whether you’re applying to take classes on our main campus or through CMU Online your application is the same as all other undergraduate students.
I have never applied to CMU before. Do I need to pay the admission application fee?
Yes. In general, we expect that applicants pay the appropriate application fee. This fee is used to offset the costs associated with processing and reviewing the admission application. Their are circumstances in which an application fee will be waived (see below).
I am not able to pay the application fee. Will CMU waive it for me?
We will honor waivers for the following scenarios:
-Veteran/active duty service member (automatic, based on application responses).
-Completed NACAC or high school counselor waiver.
-Approval from appointed CMU representative.
I am not able to pay the application fee, and I do not qualify for a waiver. Can my application fee be added to my first tuition bill?
No, since the admission application fee is used to offset costs associated with the admission processes, it is expected prior to enrolling in your first semester of courses.
I am a CMU employee, dependent, spouse, or other eligible individual. Do I need to pay the application fee?
Yes, the admission application fee is expected, unless the individual qualifies for a waiver outlined in an earlier question.
I applied to CMU and was denied. Will my application fee be refunded?
No, the admission application fee is not refunded in instances of denial.
I previously applied to CMU but never finished my application. I was told I must apply again. Do I have to pay the application fee again?
Yes, applicants have one year after their application submission date to complete an application. After one year, your application expires, and you must reapply and pay the appropriate fee again.
I was previously admitted to CMU but was not able to enroll. I was told I must apply again. Do I have to pay the application fee again?
Generally, yes. Once you are admitted, you have one year from your original admitted start semester/term to enroll. After one year, your admission expires, and you must reapply and pay the appropriate fee again. If it is less than one year, you do not need to reapply or pay the fee again. You should contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your record updated.
I previously attended CMU but had to stop attending. I want to come back to CMU and finish my degree. Do I have to pay the application fee again?
-Scenario 1: Admitted students who enroll and attend are considered active for up to three years after your last enrolled semester. If it has been three years or less since you last attended, you do not need to submit a new admission application or pay a fee. Contact the Office of Information Technology Help Desk to start your re-enrollment process.
-Scenario 2: Inactive students who attended more than three years ago need to submit a new application. However, another application fee is not expected.
I graduated from CMU and am now interested in taking additional classes at the same level I previously attended. Do I have to pay the application fee again?
No, another admission application fee is not expected if you are returning to attend at the same level you previously attended.
I was previously dismissed from CMU, but I want to come back to finish my degree. Do I need to submit a new application and fee?
-Scenario 1: Undergraduate students who were dismissed and have not attended in the last three years or more should submit a new application. The application fee is not expected, but there may be other fees associated with re-enrolling. Make sure to send transcripts from every college you have attended since your time at CMU with your application.
-Scenario 2: Students who were dismissed and have attended in the last three years do not need to submit a new application or pay the application fee. Check with Academic Advising and Assistance for more information.
If you have any questions not listed here, please contact the Office of Admissions at 989-774-3076 or by email at email@example.com.