Financial Assistance

Domestic Students:

Domestic students can apply for financial aid by contacting The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). The CMU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) finds resources from the university, federal, state, and private agencies making it possible for students of all financial backgrounds to attend CMU.

For more information and assistance please visit the website:

International Students and Domestic Students:

International graduate students are eligible to apply for the following:

1. Graduate Assistantships (GA)

The College of Business Administration offers graduate assistantships to qualified full-time students. Graduate assistants may be employed in one of the academic
departments of the College: Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance and Law, Management, Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration. GA positions are very competitive and individuals holding these positions are normally assigned to support faculty research.

For more information on Graduate Assistantships in the College of Business Administration, click this link for a Word document explaining the application process.
To print the GA Application click this link.

2. Diversity Fellowships

Diversity Fellowships are administered by the College of Graduate Studies and are awarded to master's students for the entire academic year. More detailed fellowship information and fellowship application materials are available on the College of Graduate Studies website (

The deadline for submission of all materials is February 6.

3. Diversity Assistantships

Diversity assistantships are awarded on the basis of need and merit and are administered by the College of Graduate Studies. These assistantships are awarded for a period of two years. There are no application deadline.

Further details and application forms are available on the College of Graduate Studies website (

4. Out-of-State Tuition Merit Awards

This award grants in-state (Michigan resident) tuition to students admitted to a CMU graduate program. It is granted automatically by the College of Graduate Studies; no application is necessary.

For more information on requirements to be met, visit:

5. Legacy Tuition Program

Children and grandchildren of Central Michigan University alumni who live outside Michigan are eligible to attend CMU for in-state tuition rates through the university's alumni legacy program.

For more information visit the website:

6. On-Campus Employment

On-Campus jobs are available, but must be applied for after arrival at CMU. International students may work up to 20 hours per week when classes are in session and up to 40 hours per week when they are not.

For on-campus jobs availability, visit: