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Western Illinois University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,367 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,406 tuition
$9,190 on campus room & board
$1,410 books and supplies
$3,361 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$26,569 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$12,608 tuition
$9,190 on campus room & board
$1,410 books and supplies
$3,361 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,709 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
82% of students receive aid
44% get federal aid ($4,386 avg)
40% get state aid ($4,333 avg)
49% get institn'l aid ($2,709 avg)
69% get loans ($7,565 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.06% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.09% 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 $7,699 65%
Federal Grant Aid $4,386 44%
Pell Grants $4,207 43%
Other Federal Grants $1,004 10%
Institution Grant Aid $2,709 49%
State Grant Aid $4,333 40%
Student Loans $7,565 69%
Federal Loans $6,523 69%
Other Loans $10,407 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 $261
Out of State $391


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Atalia from Springfield, IL
  • Mar-09-2017 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
  • Apr-28-2016 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
  • Feb-04-2016 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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  • 5
  • Andrew from Harvel, IL
  • Feb-01-2016 I am a current student here

    I definitely think I get more than what I pay for. There's so much going on and so many organizations to join, you just have to get involved.

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