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Other Sources of Financial Aid

Michigan Rehabilitation Services

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) is an arm of the Michigan Department of Career Development, designed to provide rehabilitative services to vocationally handicapped or impaired individuals.

Any person with an impairment such as an amputation, a cardiac condition, speech problems, deafness, blindness, orthopedic involvements, or epilepsy, can make application for service through Michigan Rehabilitation Services.

All services provided are individually planned to meet the established need and could include, for example: tuition, fees, books, prosthetic devices, maintenance, or other services that would be required for the completion of a rehabilitative program.

A student who feels that vocational rehabilitation services are needed may make inquiry and application for assistance by contacting the office of Michigan Rehabilitation Services in the student’s home area.

Army ROTC Scholarships

ROTC offers a variety of scholarships to the students of CMU. Scholarships differ primarily in the length of time in which the recipient receives the financial assistance. The Army ROTC scholarship program includes a financial benefit package for a period of four, three, and two years. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to the most outstanding applicants, each of whom must: be of good moral character, be a U.S. citizen, be medically qualified, be not more than 31 years of age at graduation, pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), have no civil convictions (other than minor traffic violations), have a GPA of at least 2.5 (4.0 scale), and possess scholar, athlete, and leader attributes.

Each scholarship pays for college tuition, laboratory fees, on campus educational fees, and a standard amount for the purchase of textbooks, classroom supplies, and equipment. Army ROTC Scholarship winners also receive a tax–free subsistence allowance of $420 per month for each school year that the scholarship is in effect.

Average Annual ROTC Scholarship

Tuition Student’s assigned tuition rate x 32 credits
Books, Supplies $600.00
Subsistence $4,200.00


Additional ROTC scholarship information may be obtained by contacting personnel of the Military Science Department at 989-774–7440/3049.

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship

Established in 1993 by CMU to provide six room and board awards on an annual basis to high school seniors winning three-year Advance Designee or four-year ROTC Scholarships.

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Information regarding grants for qualified students of at least one-quarter American Indian descent is available through the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs at 906-632-6809.

Indian Tuition Waiver

A Michigan state resident of a U.S. Federally Recognized Tribe who is not less than 25% Indian blood quantum is eligible for free tuition at CMU. Applications are available from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, telephone 231-439-5247, The student must be enrolled in a degree-granting program.