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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
  • 4
  • David from Grandville, MI
  • I am a current student here

    College is more expensive than it should be. Western is relatively cheaper, but they do not offer as much financial aid as other colleges do.

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  • 5
  • paige
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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