Bronco Express

Bronco Express is your first stop for financial aid and billing questions. Bronco Express is a response to student requests for one, convenient, year-round spot to take care of everyday University business. We will assist students with transactions and questions related to financial aid, making payments, their student accounts and general registration information.

Awarding - Awarding for current students will begin June 2015. Students will be able to see this reflection in their WMU emails.

Federal Student Aid PIN changed to FSA ID Sunday, May 10, 2015. - The name changed to modernized the login process and improve security for student and borrower based websites. The new FSA ID replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN. Users who arrive at the impacted websites will be directed to a link to register for their new FSA ID. It takes around 10 minutes to complete the change.

Drop box

Bronco Express has a drop box available for the submission of documents and check or money order payments (no cash payments). The drop box is located outside of our office in the Bernhard Center, by the elevator.


The fastest way to get your refund is by signing up for electronic refunds.  It’s easy to sign up online at GoWMU and this flyer will tell you exactly how to do it. If you have questions, call Bronco Express at (269) 387-6000.


Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


We are located on the lower level of the Bernhard Center in room G09, next to the elevator. You can find campus maps here to locate the Bernhard Center.

bernhard center map


With no appointment needed, Bronco Express is a location where students can:

  • Apply for financial aid or pick up the appropriate forms
  • Check financial aid status
  • Check account balances and get clarification on charges
  • Make payments on accounts

A VALID WMU ID will be required for ALL transactions.

WMU New Students

Financial Aid Checklist

Finding your WIN

Please visit your GoWMU Portal at

  • Log in with your Bronco Net ID and temporary password (found on your admissions letter)
  • Click on the Student Home Tab
  • A student's WIN (Western Identification Number) is found on the 'User Information Lookup'.

Adding Authorized Users

Students can add individuals as an Authorized User to view billing, financial aid and academic information. This will also allow the Authorized User to speak with our Financial Aid and Bronco Express Team concerning billing and financial aid information.

  • To add an Authorized User to your account:
    • Log on to the GoWMU Portal
    • Click "Student Home" tab.
    • Click "Payment and Account Information".
    • Click on the 'Authorized User' tab.
  • Please provide the new user's email address and answer the appropriate yes/no questions.
  • View step-by-step instructionspdf online, or visit the Registrar's website for additional information


For financial aid forms, please visit the Student Financial Aid Forms page.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool - Parents

IRS Data Retrieval Tool - Students

Summer Payment Plan Directions


To check the status of your financial aid, view your bill, register for classes, to view your award letter, and announcements log onto the GOWMU portal!


Apply for 2015-16 financial aid. WMU Federal School Code is 002330

To view all of your Federal Loan history visit the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

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Bronco Express
Bernhard Center
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5267 USA
(269) 387-6000