Financial Assistance

There are many financial options to help you afford your education. Our Office of Financial Assistance will help you step-by-step through the FAFSA and the entire financial aid process to explore all options in order to maximize your financial aid.

If you have questions, you can call the Office of Financial Assistance (660-248-6245) or email us directly at


The financial aid process starts by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our primary goal is to ensure that students don't miss benefits for which they're eligible. Filing your FAFSA early assists us in ensuring that you take advantage of all your financial options.

*The 2024-25 FAFSA Application is now open. Please see the FAFSA INFO link below for more information 


Financial Planning Guide

This guide will assist you in understanding your CMU account and financial options. 

financial planning guide


CMU awards approximately $11.5 million in scholarships each year to motivated students on the Fayette campus who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic and personal achievements. 



Federal and state grants are available to eligible students. It is money you do not have to pay back. 



Student loans are available to help you with your financial needs. CMU will help guide you through the various types of loans, eligibility, and payback options. 



Additional Resources


The Work-Study Program enables students to work part-time on the Fayette campus.


Tuition & Fees

The cost of attending CMU can vary depending on CLAS or CGES status as well as enrollment in specific programs.

 View Tuition & Fees


We don't want you to miss any opportunities for financial assistance. In the process of applying for aid, it is extremely important to meet the required deadlines. 

Check Deadlines

Aid Eligibility & Terms

Aid isn't always based solely on financial need. Don't assume you're not eligible – you may qualify for more than you think.

View Eligibility

Net Price Calculator

Get an estimate of what federal financial aid you are eligible to receive by using the net price calculator.

Price Net Calculator

Find a Form

Return all forms by mail, fax or emailing the scanned image to the contact information listed at the bottom of the form.

Form List


When it comes to financial aid, it's likely you'll have questions. We're here to provide answers.

Check FAQs