Get extra credit this summer. Complete 9 credits and earn an award up to $1,500 toward your tuition.


What steps do I need to complete to attain the award?

  1. Meet with your academic advisor to select the appropriate courses based on your academic program.
  2. Enroll in at least 9 credit over the summer sessions.
  3. No application is required to obtain the award.
  4. The FAFSA is not required.
  5. For additional details or questions, please connect with a Student Service Court Advisor.

Frequently asked questions

There are many benefits to taking summer courses at CMU. Taking summer courses allow you to get a head start on your next academic year or to catch up if you took a lighter course load during the previous academic year.
CMU offers many flexible summer session options between May and August. Students should work closely with an academic advisor to ensure they are taking courses that are relevant for their program. Academic advisors can help students navigate the varying dates of summer sessions. CMU's main campus academic calendar and global campus academic calendar are great resources. The course registration system will also list the start and end dates of summer courses.
No, you must have regular admission to a degree-seeking undergraduate program to be eligible.
Yes, as long as you are enrolled in at least 9 credit hours over the summer sessions.
Yes, as long as you are enrolled in at least 9 credit hours over the summer sessions.

It depends.

  • The CMU employee or other tuition benefit must be used first.
  • The Summer Extra Credit can be stacked to cover tuition costs not already covered by your CMU employee or other tuition benefit, not to exceed tuition charges.
  • The Summer Extra Credit will not cover other fees, like the Student Services Fee or special class fees, or other non-tuition charges, like housing and bookstore charges.
Yes. CMU has courses that start at various times throughout the summer. The final group of classes begin June 28, 2021.
If you drop a course and your enrollment falls below the required minimum of 9 credits, then the full award will be removed from your student account. You will be responsible for the difference between the award and the tuition of the course that is dropped. Please review CMU’s official policies on dropping a course, and speak with a Student Service Court advisor.
If CMU cancels a course, reach out to your academic advisor to explore alternative options based on your academic program. If no alternative class is available, the award will not be affected.
There is no requirement to attend CMU in the fall semester.
The first summer aid disbursement is expected on May 14. However, if your classes do not start until June 28, your aid will not disburse until about 10 days before your classes start.
No. Financial aid packages for the 2021-2022 academic year are available starting in the fall of 2021.

Tuition for courses enrolled by May 1 will be due by June 1 before 5:00 pm.
Tuition for courses enrolled between May 2 and June 1 will be due by July 1 before 5:00 pm.
Tuition for courses enrolled after June 1 will be due by August 1 before 5:00 pm.

Financial aid eligibility for the summer 2021 session is separate from the 2021-2022 fall/spring financial aid package. However, the award may affect your eligibility for summer 2021 work study.
Continuing students who meet the eligibility requirements and have already received a summer financial aid offer will see the Summer Extra Credit Award added to their summer award offer on or before May 30. You will receive a revised award notification in your CMU email.