Cost & Financial Aid

Graduate with the professional skills and experience to take the lead in your current career or make a change to a new field. Your graduate degree unlocks a lifetime of increased earning power, professional opportunities and personal achievement.

Tuition reimbursement

Check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement. You may be able to pursue a specific degree or certificate with set contributions from your employer.

Loan deferment

In most cases, if you’re enrolled in an eligible college or career school at least half-time, your loans will automatically be placed into a deferment.

Domestic main campus graduate tuition

A CMU education may be more affordable than you think. If you’re a U.S. resident, you’ll pay in-state tuition—no matter which state you call home. And we offer a wide range of graduate assistantships and other financial aid opportunities to help you get here.

(per credit hour)
(per credit hour)
U.S. resident tuition*$793​$895
International tuition​$1000​$1,080
MBA tuition$860 
MSIS tuition$870 

* This applies to all graduate students who are U.S. residents. This does not apply to specialty programs with unique tuition rates.
The international rate applies to students who are not eligible for the U.S. resident tuition rates, as outlined by the CMU Resident Status Policy.
Note: The president may vary these tuition rates according to cohorts, markets, programs, locations, or terms of contracts.

For a more detailed breakdown, visit the Cost of Attendance page.

For military tuition rates, visit the Military Tuition and Fees page.

Financial aid for domestic graduate students

Graduate students admitted to a degree program may be eligible for federal loans. To find out if you are, complete the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid. CMU’s school code is 002243. For more information on the eligibility guidelines for receiving financial aid, view the general requirements on the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid's website.

File your FAFSA


With more than 25 graduate student scholarships, we're all about rewarding hard work. Many are endowments created by individuals, organizations and corporations to support students just like you in their efforts to achieve advanced degrees.

View scholarships below or reach us at or 989-774-3674.

Graduate assistantships and on-campus employment

Many graduate students can offset the cost of their education through graduate assistantships or on-campus employment.

Graduate assistantships often provide a stipend and tuition waiver which can be applied to the classes you’re taking for your program. As a GA you might teach, research and/or perform administrative tasks which can help you get a head start in the job market.

On-campus employment gives you the opportunity to learn and work in a higher education environment. Many positions are flexible and will work around your class schedule.