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Tuition and Fee Rates

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees has established the following tuition rates for 2021-2022.

Central'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.

Main Campus Undergraduate Tuition

Lower level (less than 56 credit hours)

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$425
$5,100
$10,200
International tuition$789
$9,468$18,936

*Based on a 12-credit-hour per semester load
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.

Upper level (56 credit hours or more)

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$450
$5,400
$10,800
International tuition$815
$9,780$19,560

*Based on a 12-credit-hour per semester load
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.

Continuing students**

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$445
$6,675
$13,350
International tuition$789
$11,835$23,670

*Based on a 15-credit-hour per semester load
**These rates apply to students who matriculated before August 3, 2019.

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.


Main Campus Graduate Tuition

 Master's/Specialist
(per credit hour)
Doctoral
(per credit hour)
U.S. resident tuition*$682​$778
International tuition​$850​$940
MSIS / MBA tuition$725 

* 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.


Special Program Rates

Per Credit Hour
Master of Business Administration$725
Master of Science, Information Systems$725
Master of Entrepreneurial Transactions$725
Master of Arts, Learning, Design & Technology$495
Doctor of Health Administration*$850
Education & Professional Development*$500

*Global campus only


Fees

Credit by Exam$40/ credit hour
Student Services Fee**$225 / semester
UG Prior Learning Assessment$105
Grad Prior Learning Assessment$120
Registration for CEUs/SCECHSs$35

* 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.
** Explanation of Student Service Fee


Military Tuition Rates

All active-duty military, reservist, guard members, their spouses and qualified dependents may receive discounted tuition rates. For more information, please visit our Military and Veterans website. 

Per Credit Hour
Military - Undergraduate$299
Military - Graduate$399
Military - MBA$700
Military - MSIS$700
Military - MET$700
Military - DHA$800