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Tuition and Fee Rates

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees has established the following tuition rates for 2024-2025.

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.

For assistance determining your costs for attending CMU, please visit our Cost of Attendance page.

Main campus undergraduate tuition

Lower level (less than 56 credit hours)

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$477
$5,724
$11,448
International tuition$850
$10,200$20,400

*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$525
$6,300
$12,600
International tuition$900
$10,800$21,600

*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$520
$7,800
$15,600
International tuition$875
$13,125$26,250

*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*$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.


Special program rates

Per Credit Hour
Master of Business Administration$808
Master of Science, Information Systems$830
Master of Entrepreneurial Transactions$808
Master of Arts, Learning, Design & Technology$758
Doctor of Health Administration*$858
Education & Professional Development*$550

*CMU Online only


Fees

Fee Type 
Credit by Exam$40/ credit hour
Student Services Fee**$225 / semester
UG Prior Learning Assessment$110
Grad Prior Learning Assessment$125
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 - Undergraduate (effective January 1, 2024)$250
Military - Graduate$399
Military - MBA$783
Military - MSIS$783
Military - MET$783
Military - DHA$808