2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees has established the following tuition rates for 2020-2021. These rates reflect no increase from the 2019-2020 undergraduate tuition rates.

Central's cumulative tuition rate increase is the lowest in the state over the past 10 years. CMU's current lower level tuition is lower than eight of Michigan's 15 public universities. CMU’s current upper level tuition is lower than ten of Michigan’s 15 public universities.

​Undergraduate Tuition

Lower level (less than 56 credit hours)

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$417$6,255$12,510
International tuition$789
$11,835$23,670

Upper level (56 credit hours or more)

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$434$6,510$13,020
International tuition$815
$12,225$24,450

Continuing students**

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$430$6,450$12,900
International tuition$789
$11,835$23,670

*Based on a 15-credit-hour per semester load
**These rates apply to students who matriculated before August 3, 2019.

Student Services Fee

$225 per semester

Housing and Meal Plans

A full listing of housing and meal plan rates can be found here.


Note: The president may vary these tuition rates according to cohorts, markets, programs, locations, or terms of contracts.