Residence Hall Billing

For information on how billing is done, please refer to Accounts Receivable and Cashiering.

Housing rates


Rent is billed by the semester to WMU student accounts. If applicable, financial aid may be applied to WMU student accounts toward housing charges. Consult with Financial Aid if you have questions. For payment plan information, please contact Accounts Receivable. Payments can be made with Bronco Express in the lower level of the Bernhard Center or online through your GoWMU account. Checks should be made payable to Western Michigan University.

Additional charges

Miscellaneous charges may be incurred during a student’s stay. Common examples are:

  • Replacing lost keys (includes changing key cores for safety)
  • Damages
  • Trash in the hallway
  • Improper checkout

When necessary, these miscellaneous charges are posted on a student’s account as a separate item. Usually they occur during the year, but some students incur additional expenses when they check out of their room.

Charges After Move-out

Rooms and apartments must be returned to a condition comparable to that at the beginning of occupancy; reasonable wear and tear excepted. Residents are held responsible for and must reimburse the University for damages to the room/apartment or furniture. After students depart, residence hall rooms and apartments are checked by student and professional staff. Final billing decisions are made by professional staff. If there are questions, Housing staff compares the condition of the room/apartment at move out to what students reported on the move-in inventory they completed.