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Financial Aid

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 1-888-392-0007 or through e-mail at CMUOSFA@cmich.edu​.

Summer Financial Aid

If you plan to enroll in Summer 2018 classes and wish to receive financial aid, you must submit the Summer Financial Aid Application. The priority deadline for Summer processing is April 1. Students planning to study abroad Summer 2018 and wish to receive financial aid will need to submit the Summer Study Abroad Application with the Estimated Study Abroad Expense Sheet.


Early FAFSA for 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available October 1, 2017.  Most students qualify for some form of financial aid so be sure to file your 2018-2019 FAFSA early.  www.fafsa.gov

The 2018-2019 FAFSA will allow students to report tax information from 2016

           School Year

​       FAFSA AvailableTax Year Information to Use
​  Fall 2017 - Summer 2018​       October 1, 2016​            2015
​  Fall 2018 - Summer 2019​       October 1, 2017​            2016
​  Fall 2019 - Summer 2020​       October 1, 2018​            2017


TEN of the Best Webpages & Websites for Financial Aid

  1. The FAFSA Home Page for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Federal Student Aid for general Information on Federal Financial Aid Programs
  3. Students NEW to CMU? The Financial Aid Checklist may help!
  4. FASTChoice​ for information on Credit based Private L​​ender Educational Loans
  5. Requirements for the MBS Book Voucher Progra​m

Scholarship Opportunities to Explore


Delegate Access

Students are cautioned never to share their CMU ID and password with anyone. Instead, they may grant parents, spouses, and others access by creating guest access for them. Delegates may be granted access to view tuition and fee charges, view payments received and view financial aid information. Students can add or remove a delegate by signing onto Central Link. Instructions for setting up Delegate Access can be found here.

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 Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at (888) 392-0007

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