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Military Tuition Discounted Rate
Central Michigan University's Global Campus is dedicated to keeping our
military tuition rate as low as possible.
Military tuition discounted rates are available to active U.S. military
including National Guard and reserve; active duty military spouses and dependent
children; military retirees; honorably discharged veterans; and Department of
Defense (DoD) employees who are admitted to select Global Campus.
Current Military Tuition Discounted Rates:
per credit hour for covered undergraduate degree programs
per credit hour for covered graduate degree programs
This rate applies to classes taken face-to-face at our local centers or online.
The military tuition discounted rates apply to CMU Global Campus undergraduate and
master’s degree programs that do not exceed the base undergraduate ($362.00
credit hour) and graduate ($477.00
per credit hour) rates. Please see the current
tuition rates for programs that qualify.
Professional Development and Personal Enrichment courses are not covered under
the military tuition discounted rates; however several of these programs do
offer their own military discounts.
Complete Eligibility Requirements and Documentation
Qualifying Categories for Military Tuition Discounted Rate:
- Active duty members, reservist or guard members currently serving in a branch of
the United States military, which includes the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy,
Marine Corps and Coast Guard or the spouse and adult dependent children of
active duty military members. Eligibility for family members includes (1) those
that qualify under the existing IRS definition of a qualifying dependent and (2)
possess a current military benefits identification card.
- Retired or honorably discharged veterans
- Current U.S. Department of Defense employees
- The spouse, adult son or daughter (including stepchildren or adopted children)
of a U.S. military veteran who is permanently or totally disabled (100% rating)
as a result of, or dies of a service-connected disability.
Individuals must submit documentation verifying their eligibility for the
military rate. Acceptable means of verification include:
- Active military members including eligible family members, reservists or guard
members may submit a verification letter from the military members command
reflecting their status.
- Approval documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
indicating eligibility for educational benefits.
- Copy of DD 214 reflecting an honorable discharge from the U.S. military service.
- DoD employees may submit a verification letter from their civilian personnel
office reflecting their status.
NOTE: Photo-copies of U. S. Military or DoD identification cards should not
be submitted and will not be accepted as verification of eligibility for the
military tuition discounted rates.
Tuition Discount FAQs
How do I get the military rate?
The military rate will not be applied to a student account until the
acceptable form of proof as described above has been placed in the student’s
file. You must take or fax the appropriate proof to the local CMU center.
How do I register and get my military rate?
Military students, except for active U.S. Army, can register in
exactly the same way as any other CMU student: online or in person at the local
CMU center. If you need to make a change to your schedule or register after the
normal registration period, you should get in touch with your CMU center staff.
They will help you make the adjustments.
All active duty army students using tuition assistance must go through the
GoArmyEd portal at www.GoArmyEd.com to
register for CMU courses. For more information, go to
CMU and GoArmyEd.
I just got my bill and the military tuition discounted rate isn't on it? What
All students that register for Global Campus undergraduate or graduate
classes are charged the current rate. The military tuition discounted rate is
adjusted on your account after registration; however, occasionally there is a
delay. If you do not receive your adjustment on your statement, you should
contact your center immediately. The center staff will communicate with
accounting services for you and see that the adjustment is made.
My spouse was in the military prior to us being married and has since been
discharged. Am I eligible for the military tuition discounted rate?
If your spouse served in the military prior to your marriage and was
honorably discharged AND the only item of proof of that service is your spouse’s
DD-214 then you would NOT be eligible to receive the military tuition discounted
rate. Documentation provided (i.e. military ID or DD-214) must have your name on