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Western Michigan University 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

$3,705 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
78% of students receive aid
38% get federal aid ($4,751 avg)
9% get state aid ($638 avg)
58% get institn'l aid ($3,705 avg)
71% get loans ($7,352 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 $5,262 76%
Federal Grant Aid $4,751 38%
Pell Grants $4,376 38%
Other Federal Grants $599 24%
Institution Grant Aid $3,705 58%
State Grant Aid $638 9%
Student Loans $7,352 71%
Federal Loans $5,941 71%
Other Loans $11,497 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
  • 2
  • Diego from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Jun-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Everything on campus is way overpriced but if you go to a Wal-Mart or an off campus restaurant the prices are a little better

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  • 5
  • Alexander from Detroit, MI
  • Jun-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Coming to this school definitely gives you the experience that you are paying for. The academics and certain benefits of going to the school gives you the extra confidence that you have invested well into a good college. The services that are provided for example, free rides on the city buses and a gym membership already paid for in the school cost also is good as well.

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  • 5
  • Kyle from Novi, MI
  • May-20-2014 I am a current student here

    This is exactly why I chose Western Michigan University, knowing tuition would be doubled or quadrupled for other colleges in the state (MSU, UofM), and the quality of the engineering and physics programs here, I made the right choice.

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  • 5
  • Hayley from Brimley, MI
  • May-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Western is an amazing school. I have made the best choice coming here and wouldn't change it for the world. Also, Barack Obama named Western one of the top schools in America that gave you your bang for your buck.

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