FAFSA update
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the 2024-25 academic year will open by December 31st of this year. Once it opens, we will notify you! Check back here, as well as your email, for notification. FAFSA informational sessions were held in November in the University Center auditorium to keep you informed and answer your questions. You can watch the recorded session and read more on the FAFSA updates here: FAFSA Simplification.
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Whatever your situation, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is here to help students and families make the most of all opportunities available to you. Let's get started.

Your smartest investment

A college education is one of the most important investments you will ever make — an investment in yourself and your future.

We work diligently to help you finance college and that is why we have supported students with more than $74 million in university-funded assistance.

Contact us

Financial aid advisors are available to assist you with your financial aid questions in several modalities. Appointments are offered Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by phone, in-person (Warriner 202), or virtually (MS Teams).

Phone: 989-774-3674 | Fax: 989-774-3634 | Email: financialaid@cmich.edu

Schedule an appointment

In-Person Appointment Phone or Virtual Appointment

Current FAFSA information

The FAFSA is available to complete online. Due to the FAFSA Simplification Act, the 2024-2025 FAFSA will open in December 2023, future FAFSAs will open on October 1st. You can read more about the FAFSA Simplification Act here.

To receive priority consideration for available institutional funds, submit the FAFSA by May 1st.

CMU must receive your FAFSA application at least two weeks before the end of the semester for which you are enrolled.

CMU's Title IV School Code is 002243.

Financial aid offers

All new eligible students will begin receiving their financial aid offers in the mail as early as March 2024. Central Michigan University is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in the offers to students. Learn more about the financial aid process here.

Paying for education after high school is a lifelong investment in achieving life's goals. To help you along the way, check out helpful resources offered by the state of Michigan at Paying for College in Michigan.