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Western Michigan University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,960 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,464 tuition
$8,687 on campus room & board
$918 books and supplies
$891 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$33,714 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,218 tuition
$8,687 on campus room & board
$918 books and supplies
$891 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,805 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
84% of students receive aid
36% get federal aid ($4,838 avg)
9% get state aid ($728 avg)
60% get institn'l aid ($3,805 avg)
71% get loans ($7,812 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.77% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.90% 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 $5,961 69%
Federal Grant Aid $4,838 36%
Pell Grants $4,459 36%
Other Federal Grants $599 23%
Institution Grant Aid $3,805 60%
State Grant Aid $728 9%
Student Loans $7,812 71%
Federal Loans $5,910 71%
Other Loans $13,034 11%

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 $327
Out of State $803


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • paige
  • Jun-02-2016 I am a current student here

    yes!! i feel that i am getting an education equivalent or even better in occupational therapy than i would at a more expensive institution.

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  • 5
  • D from Kalamazoo, MI
  • Feb-21-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I've only heard great things, especially about the education and how it is way worth the money!

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  • 4
  • Jill from Portage, MI
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

    WMU's classes are fairly inexpensive (for a college course) but still deliver very powerful material. The professors are well-educated in their fields.

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  • 4
  • Sidney from Flint, MI
  • Nov-27-2014 I am a current student here

    For the price, there is so much included. We have free unlimited bus passes for the Kalamazoo metro routes, so you can go anywhere you want all over the city. It all just depends what you're interested in, and how open-minded you are.

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