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Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate

CMU has had the smallest cumulative tuition increase for incoming undergraduate students of any public university in Michigan over the last 10 years.

  • CMU's current lower-level tuition is lower than 10 of Michigan's 15 public universities.
  • CMU’s current upper-level tuition is lower than 10 of Michigan’s 15 public universities.

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees has established the following tuition rates for 2022-2023:


Main Campus Undergraduate Tuition

Lower level (less than 56 credit hours)

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$440
$5,280
$10,560
International tuition$800
$9,600$19,200

*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$474
$5,688
$11,376
International tuition$850
$10,200$20,400

*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.

Continuing students**

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$469
$7,035
$14,070
International tuition$800
$12,000$24,000

*Based on a 15-credit-hour per semester load
**These rates apply to students who matriculated before August 3, 2019.

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.


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