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Western Illinois University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,202 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,012 tuition
$8,820 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$3,170 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$25,208 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$12,018 tuition
$8,820 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$3,170 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,763 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
80% of students receive aid
47% get federal aid ($4,488 avg)
44% get state aid ($4,369 avg)
30% get institn'l aid ($3,763 avg)
69% get loans ($7,249 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.16% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.31% 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 $8,679 59%
Federal Grant Aid $4,488 47%
Pell Grants $4,316 46%
Other Federal Grants $955 10%
Institution Grant Aid $3,763 30%
State Grant Aid $4,369 44%
Student Loans $7,249 69%
Federal Loans $6,268 69%
Other Loans $10,264 7%

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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $267
Out of State $401


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • WIU student
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Western is roughly $21,000 for a student coming in for Fall 2013. The rates adjust with every new class. The rate is locked in meaning it will never increase so you will always know what to expect depending on how many credit hours you take. For the price of $21,000 you are receiving exactly what you're paying for. Students often complain about the stuff we don't have but we're not exactly paying a lot of money. We have free transportation to and from Walmart and the other stores in our city and the computer lab offers free printing. The bookstore is an arm and a leg but that's at most schools. Western doesn't offer a lot of book vouchers.

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  • Lisa from Macomb, IL
  • Feb-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Let's be honest, compared to many Universities the WIU price is right. For the experience I had at Western I would say it was worth the money, but that all depends on how you spend your college experience and whether you spend your time growing as a person, meeting new people, getting involved, and working hard, or taking advantage of the party scene, more than one should.

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  • Hillary from Macomb, IL
  • Jan-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Sometimes you feel like you don't always get what you're paying for but it's still a great place, in my opinion.

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  • MacKenzie from Davenport, IA
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The amount difference from an Iowa Community College to WIU QC was not an uncomfortable or large increase. I am very satisfied with the tuition and other fees considering it is a brand new facility and professors are very educated and successful. Some professors on the other hand hardly teach well enough for the amount we are paying for our education. I like that WIU QC does not request students to pay for a meal plan and the parking price isn't bad, $40/yr.

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