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Take advantage of your education benefit today

Now is a great time for military spouses to earn a bachelor's degree, master's degree or certificate. For more than 40 years, we have supported our service members, their spouses and families as they pursue their education​​​​​.

Why CMU?



Military tuition rate, saving 40% off tuition (undergraduate and graduate programs)



Credit for life experience



Transfer credits from community college and other universities

7 ways we support you

  1. Quality academic programs
  2. More than 30 bachelor's, master's and certificate programs are offered completely online. Employers recognize a degree from Central Michigan University as preparing career-ready graduates who are ready to lead.

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  3. 100% online coursework
  4. Complete coursework on your schedule and from wherever you need to be with convenient eight-week condensed sessions. Find answers to your questions with our Online Resource Center. With more than 30 locations across North America, including 20 military installations, you may find it convenient to meet with one of us in person.

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  5. Military tuition rate
  6. Spouses of active-duty military also qualify for our military rate, saving you thousands of dollars on undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs.

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  7. Prior learning credit
  8. You can receive college credit for life and work experiences, saving you time and money taking classes. Undergraduate students can earn a maximum of 60 credit hours; graduate students, a maximum of 10 credit hours.

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  9. Transfer college credit
  10. Undergraduate students can transfer up to 64 credits from a community college (90 from a university). Graduate students may transfer up to 50% upon approval of academic department.

    What will transfer

  11. MyCAA participant
  12. We’re here to help you maximize your education benefits. We participate in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Scholarship program, which provides up to $4,000 for career development. As of this year, there are no longer program restrictions on career types and fields, and eligibility now includes all branches of the military, including the Coast Guard.

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  13. Yellow Ribbon Program participant
  14. The Yellow Ribbon Program is for 100% Post 9/11 GI Bill® students and can help you pay for higher out-of-state, private school or graduate school tuition the Post-9/11 GI Bill® doesn’t cover. While we participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, it’s not needed because our tuition rates are well below the maximum the Post 9/11 GI Bill® will pay.


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