If you receive financial aid in excess of your university charges, the balance will be refunded to you to use toward other education-related expenses, i.e., off-campus room and board, transportation, personal/miscellaneous costs, etc. Early Financial Aid payments are scheduled to be credited to the students' CMU account one week prior to the start date of classes.  Students applying for financial aid after ​the priority deadline of April ​1 should be prepared to pay for fall education and living expenses until their aid is processed and their refund is available. Information on how to process refunds of tuition and fees can be found at https://www.cmich.edu/ess/OSFA/Pages/Refunds.aspx​To see refund dates visit the Student Account Services and University Billing web pag​e and select Electronic Refund Payment Dates.  Select Direct Deposit for the quick and easy transfer of your CMU account refunds into a personal bank account of your choice - for details on how to process direct deposits, visit the Direct Deposit of Student Refunds web page. ​​

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