Cost and Scholarship

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!

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WMU offers need-based and merit-based scholarship opportunities. Learn what scholarships are available for transfer students through the Office of Admissions. Visit the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office website for additional WMU scholarship opportunities.

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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.

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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 regarding transfer-specific housing, learning communities, as well as room and board rates, is available through the Office of Residence Life.

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Financial Aid

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.

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Student employment

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.

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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 or call (269) 387-2366.

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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.

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