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Western Illinois University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,235 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,541 tuition
$9,580 on campus room & board
$1,410 books and supplies
$2,704 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$22,235 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,541 tuition
$9,580 on campus room & board
$1,410 books and supplies
$2,704 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,088 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
50% get federal aid ($4,745 avg)
43% get state aid ($4,385 avg)
62% get institn'l aid ($4,088 avg)
70% get loans ($7,584 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,809 77%
Federal Grant Aid $4,745 50%
Pell Grants $4,511 50%
Other Federal Grants $1,095 11%
Institution Grant Aid $4,088 62%
State Grant Aid $4,385 43%
Student Loans $7,584 70%
Federal Loans $6,388 70%
Other Loans $10,343 8%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 295-1414


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Kailey from Macomb, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There's not much to do on campus, and the rigor of education is pretty lacking. But if you wan't easy A's, this is the place to come. Most of the professors are super nice.

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  • 3
  • Atalia from Springfield, IL
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I was fortunate enough to be able to get a scholarship because I wouldn't afford it Western without it. That doesn't mean Western is an expensive school because to be honest, it's pretty average. They offer so much that the price is pretty reasonable.

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  • 1
  • vicky
  • I am a current student here

    very expensive, they ask for too much every semester which made me go broke before the first semester ended.

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  • 5
  • Joshua from Belvidere, IL
  • I am a current student here

    I'm getting a great education for a lower price than most insitutions. I have no regret giving this school my money because they have given me opportunities that make me feel like my life is on track more than it's ever been.

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