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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

$6,571 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
85% of students receive aid
35% get federal aid ($4,015 avg)
13% get state aid ($751 avg)
67% get institn'l aid ($6,571 avg)
82% get loans ($6,663 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 $8,571 69%
Federal Grant Aid $4,015 35%
Pell Grants $3,995 35%
Other Federal Grants $3,003 0%
Institution Grant Aid $6,571 67%
State Grant Aid $751 13%
Student Loans $6,663 82%
Federal Loans $6,207 81%
Other Loans $7,123 6%

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
  • 3
  • Jordan from Southfield, MI
  • Dec-30-2015 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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  • Sierra from Redford, MI
  • Apr-27-2015 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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