WMU Employee and Dependent Enrollment

Western Michigan University employees receive excellent benefits from the University and are encouraged to pursue educational opportunities. Western offers a discount program for benefits-eligible employees and a remission program for the spouse and dependent children of employees with full time benefits eligibility. Full-time benefits eligible employees can take undergraduate or graduate courses tuition free. Dependents of benefits eligible employees qualify for 75% tuition remission on undergraduate courses. 

Helpful Resources

If your department would be interested in a presentation from the Office of Admissions on employee or dependent enrollment, please contact (269) 387-2000. We can speak at a staff meeting or other large group gathering. 

Information Sessions

There will be several upcoming information sessions regarding employee enrollment throughout the year.


All employee sessions will be held at noon in the Bernhard Center. Refreshments will be served.

  • Wednesday Aug. 7, 2019 (Brown and Gold Room Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday Oct. 2, 2019 (Room 204 Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday Nov. 6, 2019 (Room 204 Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019 (Room 204 Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020 (Room 204 Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 (Room 204 Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday April 15, 2020 (Room 204 Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday June 10, 2020 (Room 204 Bernhard Center)
  • Wednesday Aug. 5, 2020 (Room 204 Bernhard Center)

The employee sessions will include presentations by the Office of Admissions, the Graduate College, Extended University Programs, Human Resources, University Studies, and the Center for Academic Success Programs.


Applying to WMU

The application you will need to complete is determined by your previous education as well as your education goals. Learn more at one of the informational sessions. 

Apply to WMU

Questions regarding employee or employee dependent enrollment may be directed to the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000.