OneCentral exists to provide excellent service to our students by bringing together the services of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Student Account Services and University Billing, and the Registrar's Office all in one location. Our Student Service Advisors are knowledgeable in the functions of each of those areas and can provide you with in-depth answers to your financial aid, student account, and registration questions.
- Walk-in consultations provide students with the flexibility to stop in when it's convenient.
- Appointments allow students to meet with advisors virtually or by phone no matter where they are studying from.
With their vast knowledge and experience, Student Service Advisors assist students and supporters to create an individualized financial plan and evaluate future finances for their education.
Students can authorize their supporters who will help with billing so they can review the student's bill, receive statement notifications, and speak to a representative about the billing account. To learn how to set up an authorized payer, see our ChipCast here.
Billing and payments
Central Michigan University offers an array of methods to pay your billing statement including electronic checks, credit cards, and in-person. Statements are sent on a monthly basis and are only sent if you had a charge or payment on your account.
For more information about international payments, please click the link below.
Offered in partnership with Nelnet Campus Commerce, the CMU Payment Plan is available to students and authorized payers to distribute out-of-pocket semester charges across affordable monthly payments.
Refunds from CMU
CMU has partnered with BankMobile to provide refunds to students with credit balances. You must select a refund method in CentralLink regardless of whether or not you anticipate a refund. You may use an existing bank account, or sign up for the BankMobile Vibe Account.
Tuition and fees
Central Michigan University's cumulative tuition rate increase is the lowest in the state over the past 10 years. CMU's current lower-level tuition is lower than ten of Michigan's 15 public universities. CMU's current upper-level tuition is lower than ten of Michigan's 15 public universities.
Whether a student wants to withdraw from one or from all classes, we suggest students look into the academic and financial impact the decision will have. Students may see some of the financial considerations and policies here.