Undergraduate International Costs

​​​The following expenses are estimates only and reflect the minimum costs for a full course of study. These costs change annually for all students.

2021-2022 costs (non-U.S. resident tuition)


  • Per Credit Hour
    Per Year (24 credits)
    ​Lower Level Tuition  (less than 56 credits)
     $789​
    ​ $18,936
    ​Upper Level Tuition (56 credits or more)
    ​ $815
     $19,560​
  • Living Expenses - $14,570
  • Student Service Fee - $450
  •  Yearly Total (lower level) - $33,956
    Yearly Total (upper level) - $34,580
  • Frequently Asked Questions about CMU's Upper/Lower Tuition Model

2021-2022 costs (with President's Scholarship)


  • Per Credit Hour​
    ​Per Year (24 credits)
    ​Lower Level Tuition (less than 56 credits) 
    ​ $425
    ​ $10,200
    ​Upper Level Tuition (56 credits or more)
    ​ $450
    ​ $10,800
  • Living Expenses - $14,570
  • Student Service Fee - $450
  • ​Yearly Total (lower level) - $25,220
    Yearly Total (upper level) - $25,820
  • Students may qualify for the President's Scholarship. However, United States financial aid through CMU is not available to international students.

*PLEASE NOTE that all expenses have been calculated for an academic year consisting of two sixteen-week semesters (approximately nine months).

The United States government requires that Central Michigan University obtains verification of financial support from all students requesting Certificates of Eligibility (I-20s or DS-2019s). The following expenses are estimates only; they are subject to change and adjusted annually. These amounts are considered the minimum costs for a full course of study.​