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Veterans' Resource Center

Serving you is central

Whether you plan to complete your degree at our main campus in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, through CMU Innovation and Online, or in one of our campus centers, the Veterans Resource Center is here to assist you every step of the way. CMU has a rich history of offering courses to military personnel, veterans, and their family members. We take great pride in serving those who served.​

Application fee waiver

All U.S. military veterans, active duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members are eligible to have their application fee to CMU waived. To receive the waiver, the individual must provide one of the following to CMU at the time of application:

  • DD-214 form verifying service
  • Service verification letter from their command indicating current duty station
  • VA Certificate of Eligibility (CoE)
  • Active military ID if you are applying in person at a CMU center

Military rate

CMU ​offers a military rate to all eligible students. ​​​​​​All currently serving military, including active-duty, reservist and National Guard members, receive reduced tuition rates—so do their spouses and DEERS-qualified dependents!

Acceptable means of verification include:

Show active/guard/reserve military, or dependent identification card, to CMU Veterans’ Resource Center, the Student Service Court in the UC, or the nearest CMU Education Center staff. 


Verification letter from your command reflecting current status and end of service date. Photocopies of U.S. Military identification cards should not be submitted and will not be accepted as verification.

Cost of Attendance

How much is CMU going to cost? Please complete the Net Price Calculator to determine your estimated amount for Veteran benefits and how they will affect the cost of attending CMU. Once completed, please upload a copy of the Net Price Calculator results on the Enrollment Certification Request (ECR) form.

Once benefits are certified, the amount will be updated on the College Financing Plan.

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Ranked Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Gold Level Veteran Friendly School 8 Years Running

GI Bill® Enrollment Certification Request Form

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at