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Central Michigan University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,764 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,220 tuition
$8,544 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$33,214 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,670 tuition
$8,544 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,571 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% 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 5.29% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.38% 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: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Central Michigan University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
Warriner 102
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-3076
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $374
Out of State $789


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • 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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  • 5
  • Audrianna from Ithaca, MI
  • Oct-17-2014 I am a current student here

    It can be extremely expensive to go to CMU, but so can any university. I almost went to a community college first, but I cannot express enough how fortunate and grateful I am to have chosen CMU as my university. I feel like I BELONG here. Every single penny is worth my time here.

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  • 3
  • Kelly from LA Grange Highlands, IL
  • May-23-2014 I am a past student here

    I think this depends on what you do and how well you study. If you join a lot of clubs, study abroad and get an internship I would say the bang for your buck is pretty good. However, if you are just going to party and study enough just to get by then I would say it's not worth it, but that goes for any college.

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