Out-of-State Tuition Merit Award

​Central Michigan University's Out-of-State Tuition Merit Award for graduate students is available to all students (U.S. or International) who meet all three of the requirements below:

1.  Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on the U.S. 4.0 scale.

2.  An appropriate entrance exam score:

GRE (Graduate Records Exam). GRE Verbal score of at least 157 and GRE Quantitative score of at least 152 [note that the old GRE test equivalents are 560 Verbal and 660 Quantitative]; or

​​GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). Minimum GMAT score of 600;or

MAT (Miller Analogies Test). Minimum MAT score of 418.
3.  Proof of English Proficiency must be provided with test results from one of the vendors listed below (required only from non-native speakers of English):
​​TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Minimum score of 100 (ibt) or 600 (pbt); or
IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Minimum score of 7.
If the applicant meets all requirements they will be eligible to receive resident tuition. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher each semester to remain eligible. If the student falls below this requirement they will lose the award for all future semesters.  This policy may not be appealed.

To request a Graduate Tuition Award, complete the attached Resident Tuition Award Request  and email it prior to registering for graduate coursework, to grad@cmich.edu or call (989) 774-4723 for more information.