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Military & Veteran FAQ

​​If you have a specific question regarding Military, Veteran, Department of Defense, spouse, or dependent enrollment, or need assistance with the process, you may chat with a CMU representative or call 877-268-4636.

Am I qualified for the Military Discounted Tuition Rate?

All active duty members, reservists, and guard members currently serving in a branch of the United States military – Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Cost Guard – are eligible. Spouses and dependents who meet the existing IRS​  guidelines and possess a current military benefits identification card also are eligible. For more information, please visit CMU’s Tuition Discounted Rate page.

Can I apply for financial aid along with the Military and Veterans discounted tuition rates?

Yes. You also may qualify for numerous merit-based scholarships available through CMU. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) financial aid code for CMU is 002243. Please visit CMU’s Financial Aid​ page for more information.

Can I earn credits for my military education?

Yes. The maximum number of transfer credits that can be applied toward your degree program depends on where the credits are transferring from and what degree you pursue. For more information, please visit CMU’s Military Transfer Credits page.​

Will my previous credits transfer to CMU?

CMU welcomes transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions. The maximum number of transfer credits that can be applied toward your degree program depends on where the credits are transferring from and what degree you pursue. Please visit CMU’s Transfer Students  page for more information.

Can I earn credits for my previous work and life experience?

CMU recognizes the value of your learning through professional and life experiences through Prior Learning Credit. A maximum of 60 undergraduate credits and 10 graduate credits may be applied toward your degree from Prior Learning. Please visit CMU’s Prior Learning Credit​ page for more information.

What academic programs are available with the Military and Veteran discounted tuition rates?

More than 30 academic programs are available, including all CMU Global Campus certificates, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees​ are available to students utilizing the Military and Veteran discounted tuition rates.

How do I apply?

You must submit your CMU application online​. To process your application we must receive:

Undergraduate programs

  • ​high school diploma or GED, and
  • specific programs may have additional requirements

Graduate programs

  • ​​all official secondary transcripts
  • must hold a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 or, optionally, 3.0 in the final 60 semester hours of graded coursework toward the bachelor’s degree, and
  • specific programs may have additional requirements

What are CMU’s general education requirements?

General education for undergraduate programs at CMU consists of two areas of liberal study and achievement, University Program and Competency Requirements, which are required of all students. For more information please refer to the online bulletin.​