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Western Michigan University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,002 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,570 tuition
$9,561 on campus room & board
$948 books and supplies
$923 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$37,360 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,928 tuition
$9,561 on campus room & board
$948 books and supplies
$923 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,332 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
78% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($4,958 avg)
8% get state aid ($822 avg)
41% get institn'l aid ($6,332 avg)
60% get loans ($7,986 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.54% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.66% 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 $7,079 61%
Federal Grant Aid $4,958 34%
Pell Grants $4,589 34%
Other Federal Grants $599 21%
Institution Grant Aid $6,332 41%
State Grant Aid $822 8%
Student Loans $7,986 60%
Federal Loans $5,738 59%
Other Loans $14,098 10%

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 $384
Out of State $943


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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