Estimated Cost of Attendance Budget

Bronco Express with studentThe estimated cost of attendance budget 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.

 Est. Cost of Attendance budget

Michigan Residents
Non-residents enrolled Summer I 2017 or after 
Non-residents enrolled before Summer I 2017
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The updated Cost of Attendance budgets are reflective of the new nonresident tuition reduction rate change for newly enrolled degree-seeking undergraduate students beginning Summer I 2017. Basic tuition and fees will remain for current enrolled nonresident students. For more information on the rate change, please visit WMU News.

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.

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.