Get extra credit this summer! Take at least 3 credits this summer and we will award you $750 toward your tuition. 

What do I need to get the award?

  • Meet with an academic advisor to select an appropriate course based on your academic program. New first-year students should plan to discuss this opportunity before or during orientation.
  • Enroll in one or more 3-credit course during the summer sessions.
  • No application is required to obtain the award.
  • The FAFSA is not required.
  • For additional details or questions, please connect with a Student Service Court Advisor.

Frequently asked questions

No. Students must have regular admission to an undergraduate program to be eligible.
Yes, as long as you are enrolled in at least 3 credits over the summer sessions.
Yes, as long as you are admitted to CMU and meet all other international student criteria. Please call us at 989-774-1619, email isr@cmich.edu, or message us on WhatsApp (989-774-1619) to discuss your specific requirements.

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.
You must be admitted and meet with an academic advisor to plan and register for summer courses.
Yes. CMU has courses that start at various times throughout the summer. The final group of classes begin June 28, 2021.
New first-year students will follow the 2020-2021 bulletin for summer 2021. Transfer students should work with their academic advisor to determine the academic bulletin which best aligns with their specific situation.
If you drop a course and your enrollment falls below the required minimum of 3 credits, then the full award will be removed from your student account.
If CMU cancels a course, reach out to your academic advisor to explore alternative options based on your academic program. If no replacement is found and your enrollment drops below 3 credits, the award will be removed from the student account and payments received (if applicable) will be refunded to the student.
There is no requirement to attend CMU in the fall.
You will save up to $750.
As long as you do not enroll at another college or university after graduating from high school, you will be considered a freshman at CMU and you will keep your eligibility for any freshmen scholarships you have been awarded.
No. Financial aid packages for the 2021-2022 academic year are available starting in the fall of 2021.
Maybe, but you must file the 2020-2021 FAFSA by June 30 to be considered for summer federal aid. If you are interested, please speak to a Student Service Court advisor.
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.

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.
New and transfer students who meet the eligibility requirements and have not been packaged for summer financial aid will see the Summer Extra Credit Award added to their summer financial aid package about 10-14 business days after enrolling in a summer course. Students will receive a revised award notification in their CMU email.