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State employee discount

State of Michigan employees receive a 15 percent tuition savings!

State of Michigan employees receive a
15 percent tuition savings

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​This tuition savings is applicable to all bachelor's and master's degrees and certificate programs taken online at Central Michigan University or at any of our satellite locations.*

All state employees, contractors, their spouses and dependents younger than 26 will receive a tuition savings of 15 percent.

Gain the skills and knowledge you want and the credentials you need to achieve your career goals through programs customized to fit the needs of working students. CMU's Global Campus offers:

  • Condensed eight-week courses;
  • online, face-to-face, or hybrid formats;
  • master's and bachelor's degrees;
  • certificate programs; and
  • credit for prior education and experience.

Why CMU?

Founded 125 years ago, CMU has been offering support and success since the beginning. With flexible online courses and several satellite centers across the state – including one in East Lansing – we're with you every step of the way.

Take Your First Step

If you have questions, our staff is happy to answer them all at your convenience. You can call 877-268-4636, chat with a representative or visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Pick Your Future

More than 30 academic programs are available online with a variety of concentrations and minors to customize your education to your career goals.

  • Bachelor's degrees
  • Master's degrees
  • Undergraduate certificates
  • Graduate certificates

Not sure what degree best serves your needs? Try our Career Solutions Portal.

With CMU's prior learning credit program, you can gain credits toward your degree for previous education and work experience.

CMU Near You

Central has several satellite centers across the state and around the country, so you're never far from friendly, dedicated support staff.

Locations in Michigan:


CMU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. All academic programs, regardless of format, meet the same rigorous standards, and your diploma will read Central Michigan University.

*This state employee tuition savings does not apply to on-campus courses or doctoral programs.