WMU Employee and Dependent Enrollment

Western Michigan University employees receive excellent benefits from the University and are encouraged to pursue educational opportunities. Western offers a discount program for benefits-eligible employees and a remission program for the spouse and dependent children of employees with full time benefits eligibility. Full-time benefits eligible employees can take undergraduate or graduate courses tuition free. Dependents of benefits eligible employees qualify for 75% tuition remission on undergraduate courses. 

Helpful Resources

If your department would be interested in a presentation from the Office of Admissions on employee or dependent enrollment, please contact (269) 387-2000. We can speak at a staff meeting or other large group gathering. 

Information Sessions

There will be several upcoming information sessions regarding employee and employee dependent enrollment throughout the year.


All employee sessions will be held at noon in the Bernhard Center. Refreshments will be served.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 (208 Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 (208 Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 (208 Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 (204 Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 (Global Lounge, Lower Level, Bernhard Center) 
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (204 Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017(204 Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday Aug. 16, 2017 (204 Bernhard Center)

The employee sessions will include presentations by the Office of Admissions, the Graduate College, Extended University Programs, Human Resources, University Studies, and the Center for Academic Success Programs.

Dependents of Employees

All sessions will be held at 8:15 a.m. in the Faculty Dining Room at the Bernhard Center. All dates correspond with other prospective student or admitted student events so that families can participate in both the information session and the admissions’ event. 

Families attending these sessions can stay for the Open House event

  • Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
  • Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

Families attending these sessions can stay for the Admitted Student Event:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017
  • Monday, Feb. 20, 2017
  • Friday, March 24, 2017
  • Friday, April 21, 2017

Families attending this session can stay for the Junior Spotlight event.

  • Saturday, April 8, 2017

The sessions for dependents of employees will include presentations by the Office of Admissions, Human Resources, and the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Applying to WMU

The application you will need to complete is determined by your previous education as well as your education goals. Learn more at one of the informational sessions. 

Apply to WMU

Questions regarding employee or employee dependent enrollment may be directed to the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000.