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Summer Extra Credit for Continuing Students

Get extra credit this summer. Take 9 credits (study away courses do not qualify) or more and we will award you $1,500 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. 

Process

  1. Meet with your academic advisor to select the appropriate courses based on your academic program.
  2. Enroll in at least 9 credits over the summer sessions.
  3. No application is required to obtain this award.
  4. 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 global campus academic calendar are great resources. The course registration system will also list the start and end dates of summer courses.

No, you must have regular admission to a degree-seeking undergraduate program to be eligible. 

Yes, as long as you are enrolled in at least 9 CMU credit hours over the summer sessions.

Yes, as long as you are enrolled in at least 9 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 benefit, 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 27, 2022.

If you drop a course and your enrollment falls below the required minimum of 9 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. If no alternative class is available, the award will not be affected.

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

The first summer aid disbursement is expected on May 13. However, if your classes do not start until June 27, your aid will not disburse until about 10 days before your classes start. 

No. Financial aid offers for 2022-2023 academic year are available starting fall of 2022.

- Tuition for courses enrolled by May 1 will be due by June 1 before 5:00 pm.
- Tuition for courses enrolled between May 2 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 for the summer 2022 session is separate from the 2022-2023 fall/spring financial aid package. However, the award may affect your eligibility for summer 2022 work-study.