CMU Scholarship Policy beginning 2014-2015
- Recipients of CMU merit- and talent-based scholarships of a dollar value equal to or greater than $2,500 are required to reside on campus during their freshman and sophomore years unless they qualify as commuting students or for another exception to the Campus Residency Policy.
- Students may receive two renewable merit scholarships. Students who are selected for more than two renewable scholarships may choose the awards of highest value.
- Estimated scholarships (i.e., outside agency) do not reduce the amount of tuition payable on September 1 and January 1. Students must make arrangements to pay for the total amount of tuition due to avoid a $100 late tuition fee and a $30 service charge.
Community College Transfer Recognition Award
All new transfer students entering CMU directly from a community college with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher and with a minimum of 30 transferable credits are eligible for $1000 award renewable for one additional year. Award renewal requires a 3.25 CMU cumulative GPA and successful completion of 30 new credit hours. This award cannot be combined with Community College Honors Scholarship for Transfers.
All new transfer students entering CMU directly from a community college with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and 56 transferable credits are eligible for $2500 award renewable for one additional year. Award renewal requires a 3.25 CMU cumulative GPA and successful completion of 30 new credit hours. This award cannot be combined with Community College Transfer Recognition Award.
Multicultural Advancement Scholarships
Up to 60 Multicultural Advancement Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates who through past activities or educational aspirations indicate an interest in the advancement of underrepresented groups in American society. Preference is given to incomming freshmen with the occasional transfer student receiving a scholarship. The value of these scholarships is $4,125 per academic year. The Multicultural Advancement scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years for recipients if a 2.50 cumulative GPA, full-time continuous enrollment, and successful completion of at least 24 new credit hours per year are maintained.CMU President’s Award
The President’s Award is granted to non-Michigan resident high school seniors with at least a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average and to non-Michigan resident transfer students who have earned 30 or more credit hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75(on a 4.0 scale) and who enroll directly at Central Michigan University as full-time, on-campus students. The value of the award is equal to the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition for the academic year. The award is renewable for new freshmen for three additional consecutive years if a 2.5 cumulative GPA, non-Michigan residency and full-time continuous enrollment are maintained and for new transfer students for up to two additional consecutive years if a 2.5 cumulative GPA, non-Michigan residency and full-time continuous enrollment are maintained. All students must complete 30 new credit hours for the academic year (excluding the summer session). Participation in the Legacy Program replaces this award.
UPDATE: Beginning with the Fall 2018 semester, all U.S. citizens will pay in-state tuition rates regardless of GPA.
Dr. Leslie O. Carlin Scholarship Application for Transfer Students
Scholarship critera: Transfer student admitted to CMU; Demonstrate financial need per the FAFSA; Unable to fully participate in extra-curricular activities due to family responsibility or chronic health problems.