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City of Detroit Tuition Incentive Program

All employees of the City of Detroit, as well as their spouses and dependents younger than 24, will receive a tuition savings of 15 percent thanks to an agreement between the City of Detroit and Central Michigan University.

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

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 offers:

  • Condensed eight-week courses.
  • Online, face-to-face, or hybrid formats.
  • Master's and bachelor's degrees.
  • Certificate programs.
  • Credit for prior education and experience.

Why CMU?

Founded in 1892, CMU has been offering support and success since opening. With flexible online courses and several satellite centers across the state, 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

With CMU's Prior Learning Credit program, you can gain credits toward your degree for previous education and work experience. 

CMU near you

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

Locations in Michigan:

  • Detroit Office
  • East Lansing Center
  • Grand Rapids Center
  • Saginaw Center
  • Southfield Center
  • Traverse City Center
  • Accreditation

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.

*The tuition savings does not apply to Mount Pleasant campus courses or doctoral programs and excludes the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Entrepreneurial Transactions, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.