Affordability at WMU
We take immense pride in all the ways a Western education expands both your professional opportunities and personal growth. That’s why when you choose to become a Bronco, we will strive to ensure you have every financial resource available so your experience with us is an affordable one.
We are not only committed to giving our undergraduate students in the Michigan region financial benefits through a host of state and institutional scholarships, but our out-of-state undergraduate students also benefit from competitive tuition costs, never going beyond 25% above our in-state tuition.
The good news is that nearly everyone qualifies for some form of financial aid. Whether you are entering college for the first time after completing high school or transferring to WMU from another institution, you have a variety of funding options through scholarships, loans, grants and work-study aid.
Explore how you can finance your higher learning at WMU.
Scholarships by student type
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Other scholarship options
Costs and fees
WMU prides itself in offering a world-class education at an affordable cost. Our estimated cost of attendance budget is used solely for financial aid offers. It 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 after July 1 and are subject to approval by the WMU Board of Trustees.
Financial aid eligibility is based in part on cost of attendance (COA). Financial aid may not exceed the COA. For a more specific estimate of your costs, use the estimated cost of attendance calculator.
Tuition and fees
Learn about WMU’s tuition, fees and other expenses to consider as a college student. You can also use our online calculator to identify your estimated cost of attendance. Tuition and fees are typically due on the first day of the semester or session and are determined by your residency.
More funding resources
Loans are another option to finance your education. WMU offers federal and private loan programs. Loan amounts are based on cost of attendance, class level, enrollment status, dependency status and other resources.