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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,436 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,138 tuition
$8,414 on campus room & board
$1,040 books
$844 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$32,716 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$22,418 tuition
$8,414 on campus room & board
$1,040 books
$844 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,297 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
36% get federal aid ($4,912 avg)
10% get state aid ($613 avg)
60% get institn'l aid ($4,297 avg)
77% get loans ($7,150 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.01% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.06% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $6,933 63%
Federal Grant Aid $4,912 36%
Pell Grants $4,313 35%
Other Federal Grants $749 29%
Institution Grant Aid $4,297 60%
State Grant Aid $613 10%
Student Loans $7,150 77%
Federal Loans $5,828 77%
Other Loans $11,237 9%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Western Michigan University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5200
(269) 387-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $316
Out of State $775


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Christianna from Kalamazoo, MI
  • Jan-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Lots of places deliver late-night for a decide price. There are also lots of places that give student discounts. The public buses are free for Western Michigan University.

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  • 5
  • Diamond from Highland Park, MI
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

    When you choose WMU, get ready for FALL WELCOME! That is only like one of the BEST WEEKS at WMU. There will be several engaging activities on campus as well as off.

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