An education is the most important investment you can make. By opening yourself to the world of ideas and new experiences and by preparing to launch a career, you are establishing a foundation for a rich, dynamic life—not to mention, boosting your earning potential!
WMU recommends that every student apply for financial aid, in order to be eligible for any student loans, grants or work-study awards. Learn the steps to apply for financial aid and use helpful tools to simplify the process.
WMU offers need-based and merit-based scholarship opportunities. Learn what scholarships are available for first-time freshman students through the Office of Admissions. Visit the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office website for additional WMU scholarship opportunities.
The residency policy at WMU allows students from out-of-state to become eligible for Michigan residency after 12 consecutive months of living in Michigan. Students may apply for in-state resident status by completing a residency application. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (269) 387-2366.
Room and board rates
Living on campus is a great way to get to know campus, other students and have academic support programs right outside your door. More information, as well as room and board rates, is available through the Office of Residence Life.
Midwest Student Exchange Program
Out-of-state students from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin who are majoring in the College of Aviation are able to attend WMU at a reduced tuition rate.
Over 4,000 students are employed on campus at WMU and many students find employment in the Kalamazoo community. BroncoJobs serves as WMU’s online student job search database. Prospective students are welcome to create a free account to explore the potential opportunities.
Tuition and fees
Higher education is an investment in your future. Learn about WMU’s cost of attendance and other expenses to consider as a college student.
WMU in metro Detroit: Scholarship workshops
Western Michigan University invites high school juniors, seniors and parents to WMU in Metro Detroit to learn about the scholarship opportunities at WMU and apply for Gold Rush admission.