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Central Michigan Housing Costs

$5,400 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$5,520 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,000 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$1,250 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

What are the Central Michigan University Living Expenses?

Make the best college choice for you by understanding all of your college expenses. Start by understanding how much you'll be paying per year for room, board, and other living expenses.

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Central Michigan Housing and Meal Plan Costs In 2021, students at Central Michigan paid $5,400 for housing and $5,520 for the meal plan.

The following table outlines expected expenses at Central Michigan University both for living on campus or off campus, meal plans as well as other charges.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$10,920$8,000
— Housing      $5,400
— Meals      $5,520
Other Living Expenses$1,250$2,400
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,000

Will You Spend Four Years in the Dorms? Estimated Cost is $58,079

In the past five years, Central Michigan housing and dining costs have adjusted 2.7% each year on average, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming freshmen in 2022 should expect to spend roughly $13,668 for room, board and other costs according to existing movements. Those young people might wind up having to pay somewhere around $14,206 in their 2nd year, and $15,417 in their 4th year.

The room and board total over the course of four years will be close to $58,079; for just two years it will be about $27,875.


* estimated

How to Finance Your Central Michigan Education?

More on Your Campus Living Situation and Food Plan

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether Central Michigan does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Schools may offer meal plans where the number of meals per week can vary, for example, the student receives a meal card and charges meals against the card. Then there are schools like Central Michigan that offer meal plans based on the number of meals per week. See the table below to find out the number of meals per week in the maximum meal plan offered at Central Michigan.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity5,514
Meals Per Week Included in Max Meal Plan99

Room & Board Not Known or Not Available

We planned on reporting how on-campus living expenses at Central Michigan compares to other colleges, but that information wasn't available. It might be because the majority of students at this school commute from home, or are online students.

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