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Central Michigan University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,556 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$12,150 tuition
$9,406 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$34,076 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,670 tuition
$9,406 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,726 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
85% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($4,254 avg)
11% get state aid ($648 avg)
81% get institn'l aid ($6,726 avg)
82% get loans ($6,109 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.69% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.00% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,544 81%
Federal Grant Aid $4,254 34%
Pell Grants $4,252 34%
Other Federal Grants $1,432 0%
Institution Grant Aid $6,726 81%
State Grant Aid $648 11%
Student Loans $6,109 82%
Federal Loans $5,288 80%
Other Loans $8,475 9%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Central Michigan University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $405
Out of State $789


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Caleb from Lowell, MI
  • I am a current student here

    If you have scholarships it is certainly worth the money. Tuition is relatively low and they are currently working on in-state tuition for out of state students which will make it even cheaper.

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  • 4
  • Lauren from Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • I am a current student here

    The dorms are much better than the ones at MSU and U of M...and, you don't feel like a small fish in a big pond here. There are scholarships, grants, financial aid and on-campus (and off) jobs to help with college costs.

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  • 3
  • Jordan from Southfield, MI
  • I am a current student here

    The Downtown Soda Shoppe has great milkshakes and affordable menu items. Another great place is the Blackstone Bar because of their great drink specials and laid back environment. There is also a Dollar Store called Downtown Dollar.

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  • 5
  • Sierra from Redford, MI
  • I am a current student here

    If you enjoy a small campus with a big name, you will love central michigan. All sport games are free to any student with your Student ID. Don't have a ride? No worries, Central Michigan offers a program called Safe Rides which will send you and one more student any where around campus with one simple call and its free.

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