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Financial Aid

We get it. We’re here to help.

We get it.

We’re here to help.

Learning is challenging enough. As someone who understands the value a college education can have on your life, you’re eager to meet that challenge. What you don’t need, however, are challenges funding your education. After all, the financial aid process can be a little confusing.

At CMU Online, we’re committed to providing an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why, from scholarship opportunities to federal loans, we’re here to help you explore all your funding options. That way, you can focus on the challenges that really interest you—a valuable education and a better future.

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Apply for Admission

Take your first step by filling out the form on this page. From there, you will be directed to complete the CMU Application online and pay the application fee ($40 for undergraduate students, $50 for graduate students). Submit official transcripts to CMU.

Are you an undergraduate transfer student? You may be eligible to earn up to $19,500 in scholarships. No additional application is required to be considered.

Complete Your FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is critical to funding a college education for undergraduate and graduate students alike. Be sure to enter CMU’s school code, 002243, in the relevant field. Your FAFSA will be used to determine your eligibility for grants and loans. Visit the FASFA website to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Review Your Financial Aid Options

After you receive an admission status, the financial aid office will notify you via email that an award offer has been created in your student portal.  This offer will outline the aid you are eligible for at CMU. Speak with a financial aid representative to go over any aid you may have been awarded. This is also your opportunity to explore relevant scholarship opportunities.

Accept or Decline Your Award

Any grant funds* will be based on full-time enrollment and will be adjusted to meet your actual enrollment status, if necessary. You have the option to reduce or decline any loans you are offered. Your financial aid representative will help you walk through your options.

*generally only undergraduate students with a financial need are offered grant funds

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Choose your program, enroll in your classes, and get started on your brighter future with an education from CMU Online.

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