Financial Aid

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Processing Requirements and Conflicting Information

CMU is required by the federal government to review student records before financial aid is processed. Any concerns about conflicting information must be resolved before CMU can disburse financial aid.

If you have any questions about this or other topics, please contact Global Campus Financial Aid at 1-800-664-2681, option #2, or through e-mail at​.

​Summer 2016 Financial Aid

The Top 10 Reasons you need to COMPLETE a Summer Financial Aid Application

  1. The Summer Study Abroad program you’ve selected is expensive and you need to know just how much is covered by financial aid
  2. You are a transfer student wanting to know if you’ll have any 2015-16 financial aid left to take summer classes at CMU
  3. Eligibility for Federal Direct Student Loans is affected by both annual & aggregate loan limits
  4. Eligibility for Federal Pell Grant is affected by both annual & lifetime limits
  5. You didn’t know there were “limits”
  6. You are a current student who already knows you have limited funding and you are planning to use it for Summer classes
  7. You want to use an MBS Book Voucher to purchase your books
  8. The last two 3-credit hour courses you need in order to graduate are ONLY offered during the Summer semester
  9. Summer Financial Aid eligibility is not a sure thing
  10. You are a savvy student who doesn’t assume you will be eligible for Summer financial aid and you’ve read the Summer Application…

The Top 10 Reasons you’ll want read the Summer Financial Aid Application

  1. The deadline for submitting the Summer application
  2. The processing deadline for student loans
  3. The minimum enrollment requirements
  4. What to do if your enrollment changes
  5. Why financial aid eligibility can be delayed
  6. Why a financial aid package may not be processed
  7. The FAFSA requirement for Summer 2016
  8. What the “no sooner than 10 days prior” requirement means
  9. Web links to important financial aid information
  10. Because as a savvy student you know that submitting your application by the April 1st priority deadline means:

    You will know well before the semester starts if you have limited or no financial aid resources which provides you with enough time to consider other funding options!

TEN of the Best Webpages & Websites for Summer 2016

  1. Forms page for Summer 2016 Applications including Summer Study Abroad & Cost of Attendance Increase Request
  2. Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress
  3. The FAFSA Home Page for completing the 2015-16 FAFSA for SUMMER or the 2016-17 FAFSA for Fall 2016
  4. Federal Student Aid for general Information on Federal Financial Aid Programs
  5. FinAid for information on Credit based Private L​​ender Educational Loans
  6. The CMU Payment Plan
  7. Drop & Withdrawal Information
  8. Requirements for the MBS Book Voucher Program
  9. Students NEW to CMU? The Financial Aid Checklist may help!
  10. The 2015-15 Global Campus Financial Aid Information Manual ​

Unusual Enrollment History (UEH)

Effective for the 2013-2014 academic year, the U.S. Department of Education has established new regulations to prevent fraud and abuse in the Federal Pell Grant Program by identifying students with unusual enrollment histories as follows:

  • ​If you received a Federal Pell Grant at multiple institutions in recent academic years (2010-2011, 2011- 2012, & 2012-2013), your 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be flagged for unusual enrollment history (UEH).
  • The flags "2" and "3" will be indicated on your Student Aid Report (SAR) and the Financial Aid Office will be required to review your enrollment history to determine whether or not you are enrolling only long enough to receive cash refunds of Federal student aid.
  • If you received the Federal Pell Grant and credit hours were not earned at each institution attended during these award years, you may be determined ineligible for Federal financial aid.
  • The Financial Aid Office will determine if you had a valid reason for having unusual enrollment at multiple institutions. You may be asked to provide valid documentation explaining the reason behind your unusual enrollment history.
  • If documentation is needed, the Financial Aid Office will contact you by letter detailing the appropriate documentation needed.
  • Unusual Enrollment History (UEH) must be resolved before you will receive Federal Student Aid.
Learn more about:

Use the Financial Aid Checklist to ensure you have completed the necessary steps to complete the process. Then download the necessary Financial Aid Forms​.

After reviewing this information, if you have specific questions regarding your eligibility or other issues, please contact:

  • ​your local program administrator
  • the CMU Global Campus Financial Aid Department, Central Michigan University, (800) 664-2681, option #2