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At Central Michigan University we are committed to making college affordable. 

CMU has had the lowest cumulative tuition increase among Michigan's 15 public institutions over the past 10 years. More than eight out of 10 CMU students receive financial assistance of some kind, and we have increased our scholarships and financial aid 87 percent since 2010.

Tuition for new students

Lower level (fewer than 56 credit hours)

 Per Credit HourPer Semester
Per Year
All U.S. Residents

$417$6,255
$12,510

Upper level (56 credit hours or more)

 Per Credit HourPer Semester
Per Year
All U.S. Residents$434$6,510$13,020

Cost of attendance

​ Tuition
​ $12,510
 Room and board 
 ​$10,328*
 Books and supplies 
​ $1,000
​ Travel and misc 
​ $1,380
 Student Service Fee 
​ $450
​ Estimated total (all U.S. residents) 
 $25,668**


*First-and second-year students are required to live in a residence hall or in Northwest Apartments. Exceptions may be requested. For a list of qualifying exceptions, visit reslife.cmich.edu.

**This figure is for incoming undergraduate students in the 2019-20 academic year, based on 15 credit hours per semester; standard residence hall; unlimited flex meal plan; and an average student cost for books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous expenses. Rates may change.

Get help paying for college. Find out how to manage your costs and why you should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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