Cost of Attendance

 

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The estimated cost of attendance is used solely for financial aid awarding and includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, personal expenses, travel and loan fees and is estimated based upon averages for each category. These numbers are not reflective of actual or projected costs. Actual tuition, fees and University housing costs are published each year, generally after July 1, and are subject to approval by the WMU Board of Trustees. Factors considered are residency status, class level and admission status, planned enrollment and housing options of on-campus, off-campus or living with parents.

Financial aid eligibility is based in part on cost of attendance. Financial aid may not exceed the COA.

For a more specific estimate of your costs, use the estimated cost of attendance calculator.

2016 to 2017 cost of attendance

Undergraduate
 Summer IIFall and springSummer I
Resident
On/off campus
$5,696 $24,681 $5,696
Resident
Living at home
$4,882 $21,432 $4,882
Non-resident
On/off campus
$9,235 $41,616 $9,235
Non-resident
Living at home
$8,390 $38,244 $8,390
Graduate
 Summer IIFall and springSummer I
Resident $5,259 $21,432 $5,259
Non-resident $6,815 $28,396 $6,815

Tuition and fees

The tuition rate for Western Michigan University is set by the Board of Trustees. Please review tuition and fees for the most accurate rates. These rates are broken down by semester, undergraduate resident and non-resident, graduate resident and non-resident, college and campus.

Midwest Student Exchange Program

Western Michigan University is a participant of the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) beginning with Fall 2016 entering new undergraduate students majoring in the College of Aviation enrolling from these 8 states:  Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.  This program enables students from these states to attend WMU at a reduced tuition rate. Please review the WMU MSEP page for more details.

MSEP-Undergraduate
 Summer IIFall and springSummer I
MSEP $7,114 $31,300 $7,114

Net price calculator

For an estimate of your net price, use the net price calculator provided by the U.S. Department of Education. A net price is your cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, books and other costs, minus your estimated financial aid. Please note that calculators are tools designed to offer you an estimate of your costs. Your actual costs will differ.