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Tuition Reimbursement Program
​About the Program
Central Michigan University recognizes the value of professional educators who work closely with our pre-student teaching students and student teachers. Cooperating teachers and pre-student teaching host teachers give many hours of their valuable time to the preparation of our pre-service students. The University has developed a program of tuition refunds for classroom teachers, host teachers, and principals who meet the guidelines listed below to aid them as they continue to enhance their own professional expertise.

Tuition refund guidelines:
  • Pre-Student Teaching Host Teachers who supervise Pre-Student Teaching Students
    • Must be the pre-student teaching host teacher who supervised the CMU regular or special education students and completed the evaluations.
    • Must request reimbursement based on the following ratio: 6 pre-student teaching students = 1 CMU credit hour. This credit is available for a period of 12 years from the beginning of the semester of supervision for up to a 3 credit course (on or off campus) offered through CMU. It may be used for 1, 2, or 3 credit courses and includes Connecting Link courses.
    • Are eligible for a refund of up to three more credit hours during a 3 year period based on the ratio noted in #2.
    • Will be reimbursed for a maximum of six hours of CMU credit in any three-year period. The second 3 year period begins 3 years after the pre-student teaching host teacher received the first tuition refund.
    • Tuition refund credits are non-transferrable.
    • Must earn a grade of "B" or higher in the course.
    • Refunds are for tuition only and do not include any fees or other charges. 

  • Host/Cooperating Teachers who supervise a Student Teacher
    • Must be the classroom teacher who supervised a CMU regular or special education student teacher, and completed the final evaluation.
    • Must request reimbursement based on the following ratio: 1 student teacher = 3 CMU credit hours. This credit is available for a period of 5 years beginning the semester of supervision and for up to a 3 credit course (on or off campus) offered through CMU. This includes Connecting Link courses.
    • Are eligible for a refund of up to three more credit hours after a second student teacher has been supervised.
    • Will be reimbursed for a maximum of six hours of CMU credit in any three-year period. The second 3 year period begins 3 years after the cooperating teacher received the first tuition refund.
    • Tuition refund credits are non-transferrable.
    • Must earn a grade of "B" or higher in the course.
    • Refunds are for tuition only and do not include any fees or other charges.

  • School Principals
    • Must have CMU regular or special education pre-student teaching or student teachers placed and supervised in his/her building during one academic year.
    • Must request reimbursement for up to a 3 credit course (on or off campus) offered through CMU for each student teacher or 1 credit for each 6 pre-student teaching students (18 pre-student teaching students = 1 CMU 3 credit course). Credits for having CMU student teachers are available for a period of 5 years from the beginning of the semester of placement/supervision; credits are available for a period of 12 years for pre-student teaching students.
    • Are eligible for up to a second three-credit hour course refund after a second student teacher or up to 18 pre-student teaching students have been placed/supervised in the building during a 3 year period.
    • Will be reimbursed for a maximum of six hours of CMU credit in any three-year period.
    • Tuition refund credits are not transferable.
    • Must earn a grade of "B" or higher in the course.
    • Refunds are for tuition only and do not include any fees or other charges
Application Procedures 
  • The cooperating teacher, pre-student teaching host teacher, or principal must complete a Tuition Refund Form and a W-9 Form (non-US citizens submit a W-8BEN Form).  Both forms are to be submitted within 30 days of the close of the semester during which the course was taken. You will need to use your CMU ID number when completing the Tuition Refund Form and your social security number when completing the W-9 Form.
  • The completed forms are to be submitted to Tuition Refunds, 421 EHS Building, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859. Your request will be verified for eligibility and amount to be reimbursed.
  • Eligible refund requests will then be submitted to the Accounting Office. Please note that this process will take a minimum of 6 weeks from the date grades are posted.
  • Tuition Refund Form Link
  • W-9 Form Link
  • (non-US citizens submit a W-8BEN Form)
CHANGES IN FEDERAL LAW:
As of January 2013 federal law requires all tuition refund recipients to complete a W-9 Form (non-US citizens submit a W-8BEN Form).  Recipients who have received $600 or more in tuition refunds will be sent a 1099-MISC Form at the end of the calendar year for income tax purposes. 

CHANGES IN CMU REFUND PROCEDURE:
CMU is no longer mailing paper checks for tuition refunds.  Instead, the money will be put on the recipient's CMU account with access to remaining balance via a money card or through direct deposit.  For questions on this process, please contact Student Account Services and Billing at (989)774-3618.

If you have any questions regarding tuition refunds please contact Lori Moon, TEPD Executive Secretary, at 989-774-4410 or email moon1l@cmich.edu.

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