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Summer Extra Credit for Continuing Students

Get extra credit this summer. Take 6 credits (study away courses do not qualify) and we will award you $500 toward your tuition. 

We’re excited to offer this program to help you earn your degree on your timeline. Earn credits and save money this summer with the Summer Extra Credit Program. 


  1. Meet with your academic advisor to select the appropriate courses based on your academic program.
  2. Enroll in at least 6 credits over the summer sessions.
  3. Must not be on Satisfactory Academic Progress Suspension/Denial.
  4. No application is required to obtain this award.
  5. For additional details or questions, please connect with a Financial Aid Advisor.

Frequently asked questions

    There are many benefits to taking summer courses at CMU. Taking summer courses allows you to get a head start on your next academic year or to catch up if you took a lighter course load during the previous academic year.

    CMU offers many flexible summer session options between May and August. Students should work closely with an academic advisor to ensure they are taking courses that are relevant for their program. Academic advisors can help students navigate the varying dates of summer sessions. CMU's main campus academic calendar and CMU Online academic calendar are great resources. The course registration system will also list the start and end dates of summer courses.

    No, you must be a current degree-seeking undergraduate student to be eligible.

    Yes, as long as you are enrolled in at least 6 CMU credit hours over the summer sessions.

    Yes, as long as you are enrolled in at least 6 CMU credit hours over the summer sessions.

    It depends.
    - The CMU employee or other tuition benefit must be used first.
    - The Summer Extra Credit can be stacked to cover tuition costs not already covered by your CMU employee or other tuition benefits, not to exceed tuition charges.
    - The Summer Extra Credit will not cover other fees, like the Student Services Fee, special class fees, or other non-tuition charges, like housing and bookstore charges.

    Yes. CMU has courses that start at various times throughout the summer. The final group of classes begin June 24, 2024.

    If you drop a course and your enrollment falls below the required minimum of 6 credits, then the full award will be removed from your student account. You will be responsible for the difference between the award and the tuition of the course that is dropped. Please review CMU’s official policies on dropping a course and speak with a OneCentral advisor.

    If CMU cancels a course, reach out to your academic advisor to explore alternative options based on your academic program.

    There is no requirement to attend CMU in the fall semester.

    The first summer aid disbursement is expected on May 10. However, if your classes do not start until June 24, your aid will not disburse until about 10 days before your classes start.

    No. Financial aid offers for 2024-2025 academic year are available starting fall of 2024.

    Tuition due dates

    - Tuition for courses enrolled by May 2 will be due by June 1 before 5:00 pm.
    - Tuition for courses enrolled between May 3 and June 1 will be due by July 1 before 5:00 pm.
    - Tuition for courses enrolled after June 1 will be due by August 1 before 5:00 pm.

    No. Merit scholarship renewal requirements begin in the fall semester.

    Financial aid eligibility while enrolled for the summer 2024 session is separate from the 2024-2025 fall/spring financial aid package. However, the award may impact your eligibility for summer 2025 work-study.

    Find more information on our Cost of Attendance page.