Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$16,934
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,798
$30k - $48k
$13,837
$48k - $75k
$17,951
$75k - $110k
$20,725
$110k+
$22,125
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$12,483
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$15,373
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,143
Books and Supplies
$968
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,894
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,051
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,402
Students receiving state aid
14%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$854
Students receiving federal aid
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,051
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$40,335,867
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$28,595,492

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
66%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,178
Students receiving federal loans
65%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,907
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,143
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,188
Loan Default Rate
6%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$280

What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
yes!! i feel that i am getting an education equivalent or even better in occupational therapy than i would at a more expensive institution.
paige
The price for the Bronco education is not too expensive. It's made very affordable with scholarships and financial aid available to every student.
Tim from Kalamazoo, MI
Going here actually ended up being less than I had expected, the living conditions have been better than anticipated (good roommate helps), classes have been well put together and fulfilling, and I find that the food is good.
Charles from Portage, MI
Western Michigan is an excellent university and goes beyond expectations for their community living. They only thing I was not satisfied about was the cost. Tuition for classes are somewhat on the pricey side, but the prices do not increase when you enter your freshmen year. I would have to say the living expenses seem fair.
Sharndeep from Canton, MI
Western is a reasonable school and they are trying to help students through programs like the Western Edge. No matter where you go, college is going to cost you, so I am glad I am spending my money on a school with excellent professors, academic programs, and an inviting campus.
Brittany
Kalamazoo's tuition isn't bad, but the campus and the city does a great job at providing services for you. You can find free tutoring for about any subject and your student id card will let you ride the city buses for free.
Michele from Troy, MI
I am attending a school that doesn't cost as much as the other colleges that I considered going to. I also appreciate the fact that they offer scholarships for their students too. You will not be upset that you chose WMU because they have so many jobs that you can apply for on campus and off campus. You can have money in your pocket and help pay off your tuition. In your meal plans they have BroncoBucks which allows you to use that money to catch a quick snack at any of the cafes around the campus.
Janae from Redford, MI
Dorm life is a little high for the price but i really think that for the money you cant beat WMU, the professor are always nice and willing to work with you, the Teacher Assistants on the other hand can be more difficult to work with
Christopher from Concord, MI
Western is one of the most affordable universities in Michigan. I do not come from a family with much money and I am paying for my education myself. Western has been very helpful in providing me with enough financial aid and scholarships to pay for my education.
Pre-Med Girl
Before deciding on Western, I was contemplating on going to private school. Although I got a pretty generous scholarship from a certain private school in particular, in the end I decided on Western. Compared to the many other public schools in Michigan, Western is definitely one of the best as far as price goes. Obviously economic times are hard, but Western has been really helpful with scholarships.
Bridget from Saint Joseph, MI

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