Costs and Admissions Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

Whether you are entering college for the first time after completing high school, or are transferring to WMU from another institution, be sure to check out our scholarship options. You've put in the hard work, now it's time to see your reward. 

Students earn scholarships for academic success, promoting multicultural awareness and financial need. Most are awarded on a competitive basis.

Other Scholarship Options

Scholarships are also available through other WMU offices and departments. Here are some additional options: 

Estimated Costs

The estimated cost of attendance budget is used solely for financial aid offers 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.

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.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for higher education can include student and parent loans, grants and work-study awards. Nearly everyone qualifies for some form of financial aid. The only way to find out how much assistance your family is eligible to receive is to apply by filling out the free application.  Learn the steps to apply for financial aid and use helpful tools, like the WMU Financial Aid Checklist, to simplify the process.
WMU’s federal school code: 002330

The experts at WMU Financial Aid are also available to assist students and families with questions about financial aid. Contact them directly at or (269) 387-6000.

Tuition and Fees

Higher education is an investment in your future. Learn about WMU’s tuition and 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 the first day of the semester or session and are determined by your residency

Student Employment

Career and Student Employment Services offers Handshake to search for jobs, including on-campus work study opportunities.

Spanish Resources

Tenemos varios recursos en Español para asistirse en el proceso de explorar Financial Aid y FAFSA.