2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

  • Undergraduate: Main Campus and Regional Sites

    Undergraduate students with a total of 56 or more credit hours will be assessed for their tuition costs at the upper-level tuition rate. This higher tuition rate takes effect at the time of the change in classification from lower-level to upper-level student status—which may occur after the start of the semester or session. Again, the difference in tuition cost will be applied to the cost of the student's class schedule in progress at the time of the classification change.

    Calculating Total Semester or Summer Session Costs: Western Michigan University takes pride in providing transparent information about your educational investment. Total costs vary among students due to variability in the cost of instruction across programs. To calculate the total cost that applies to your situation, add the relevant tuition and fees specific to your program. Tuition + Relevant Differential Tuition + Fees = Total Instructional Cost for Semester or Summer Session.

    Note: Tuition and fees for non-resident undergraduates enrolled before Jan. 1, 2017, can be found in the drop-down menu at the bottom of this page.

    Tuition

    Fall, Spring

    Earned credits at WMUResidentNon-Resident
    55 or fewer 1–11 semester credits:
    $503.92 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $6,047.00 flat rate
    (+ $503.92 per credit hour over 15)
    1–11 semester credits:
    $629.90 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $7,558.75 flat rate
    (+ $629.90 per credit hour over 15)
    56 or more 1–11 semester credits:
    $556.33 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $6,676.00 flat rate
    (+ $556.33 per credit hour over 15)
    1–11 semester credits:
    $695.42 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $8,345.00 flat rate
    (+ $695.42 per credit hour over 15)

    Summer I, II

    Earned credits at WMUResidentNon-Resident
    55 or fewer $503.92 per credit hour $629.90 per credit hour
    56 or more $556.33 per credit hour $695.42 per credit hour

    Differential tuition

    All semesters

    CollegeRate
    Haworth College of Business
    (applies after 55 earned credit hours)
    1–11 semester credits:
    $59.08 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $768.00 flat rate
    (+ $59.08 per credit hour over 15)
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences 1–11 semester credits:
    $54.69 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $711.00 flat rate
    (+ $54.69 per credit hour over 15)
    College of Fine Arts 1–11 semester credits:
    $73.85 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $960.00 flat rate
    (+ $73.85 per credit hour over 15)

    Fees

    Fall, Spring

    Semester creditsEnrollmentAssessmentSustainabilityTotal
    1–4 $208.50 $42.00 $8.00 $258.50 per semester
    5+ $411.50 $42.00 $8.00 $461.50 per semester

    Summer I, II

    Session creditsEnrollmentAssessmentSustainabilityTotal
    1–3 $104.35 $21.00 $4.00 $129.35 per session
    4+ $206.25 $21.00 $4.00 $231.25 per session

    A student who registers for classes on the main campus is assessed the following fees per term—tuition, enrollment fee, sustainability fee and a student assessment fee. Students may be charged a laboratory or other supplemental fees per class.

    Enrollment fee: Enrollment fees fund campus centers such as Sindecuse Health Center to keep our campus community well and safe and the Recreation Center for programs to stay active and healthy. Technology is supported to provide a 21st-century educational experience for students, and infrastructure and maintenance investments are made to keep our campus at top performance and attractive. Transportation around campus, to the aviation campus and community routes are prepaid through Bronco Transit and Metro Transit to get students to their destinations quickly and reliably.

    International student fees: The Haenicke Institute for Global Education—HIGE—provides a comprehensive set of services to all international students through the most appropriate delivery modes to ensure efficiency, safety and student success. These include admission processes and selection, immigration support and advising, credential and credit evaluation and transfer, all HIGE student advising, student insurance assistance, orientation and several student activities.

    Sustainability fee: These funds are used to enrich course offerings, create student green jobs, support a Sustainability Office, support student-driven initiatives and provide research grants, fellowships, scholarships and awards for students. A student-majority committee works with the President's Universitywide Sustainability Office and the Vice President of Student Affairs to determine the appropriate allocation process.

    Student assessment fee: Student organizations and agencies use student assessment fees to enhance the out-of-classroom experience on campus, including Bronco Bash, Homecoming and student-only entertainment at Miller Auditorium and other on-campus venues, to name a few. Support for campus media, including the Western Herald student newspaper and the student-run campus radio station, WIDR, also provides valuable access to communication and information.

    Class-related fees: Additional fees may be incurred for classes that utilize supplementary instructional resources such as laboratories, field trips or industry specialists.

    Graduation audit fee: Graduation audits ensure students meet all University obligations and academic requirements to receive their degrees and progress into the next stage of their lives as a Bronco alumnus.

  • Undergraduate: Online

    Calculating Total Semester or Summer Session Costs: Western Michigan University takes pride in providing transparent information about your educational investment. Total costs vary among students due to variability in the cost of instruction across programs. To calculate the total cost that applies to your situation, add the relevant tuition and fees specific to your program. Tuition + Relevant Differential Tuition + Fees = Total Instructional Cost for Semester or Summer Session.

    Tuition

    Rate
    $503.92 per credit hour

    Differential tuition

    CollegeRate
    Haworth College of Business
    (applies after 55 earned credit hours)
    $59.08 per credit hour
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences $54.69 per credit hour
    College of Fine Arts $73.85 per credit hour

    Fees

    For undergraduates enrolled primarily online, additional main campus fees apply to enrolled credit hours for main campus courses, as detailed in the fee schedule in the "Undergraduate: Main Campus" section above.

    Online Course Technology Fee

    Online Course Technology Fee
    $20.00 per online course
  • Graduate

    Graduate tuition is based on residency status and the student’s primary registration location (main campus, regional site or online). Tuition is assessed at the same per-credit hour rate for all semesters and all summer sessions, regardless of course delivery method (in-person, hybrid, or online). However, fees do vary by primary registration location:

    • Main campus students are assessed the enrollment, assessment and sustainability fee. In addition, they are assessed the $20 course technology fee for online courses only.
    • Regional campus students are assessed the $20 course technology fee for each online course.
    • Fully online students are assessed the $20 course technology fee for each online course.

    Calculating Total Semester or Summer Session Costs: Western Michigan University takes pride in providing transparent information about your educational investment. Total costs vary among students due to variability in the cost of instruction across programs. To calculate the total cost that applies to your situation, add the relevant tuition and fees specific to your program. Tuition + Fees = Total Instructional Cost for Semester or Summer Session.

    Tuition

    Effective Summer Session II, 2020

    Student's Primary Registration LocationResidentNon-Resident
    Main Campus $681.67 per credit hour $1,022.50 per credit hour
    Regional site $681.67 per credit hour $1,022.50 per credit hour
    Online $681.67 per credit hour $681.67 per credit hour

    Fees

    Fall, Spring

    Semester creditsEnrollmentAssessmentSustainabilityTotal
    1–4 $208.50 $42.00 $8.00 $258.50 per semester
    5+ $411.50 $42.00 $8.00 $461.50 per semester

    Summer I, II

    Session creditsEnrollmentAssessmentSustainabilityTotal
    1–3 $104.35 $21.00 $4.00 $129.35 per session
    4+ $206.25 $21.00 $4.00 $231.25 per session

    Online Course Technology Fee

    Online Course Technology Fee
    $20.00 per online course

    A student who registers for classes on the main campus is assessed the following fees per term—tuition, enrollment fee, sustainability fee and a student assessment fee. Students may be charged a laboratory or other supplemental fees per class.

    Enrollment fee: Enrollment fees fund campus centers such as Sindecuse Health Center to keep our campus community well and safe and the Recreation Center for programs to stay active and healthy. Technology is supported to provide a 21st-century educational experience for students, and infrastructure and maintenance investments are made to keep our campus at top performance and attractive. Transportation around campus, to the aviation campus and community routes are prepaid through Bronco Transit and Metro Transit to get students to their destinations quickly and reliably.

    International student fees: The Haenicke Institute for Global Education—HIGE—provides a comprehensive set of services to all international students through the most appropriate delivery modes to ensure efficiency, safety and student success. These include admission processes and selection, immigration support and advising, credential and credit evaluation and transfer, all HIGE student advising, student insurance assistance, orientation and several student activities.

    Sustainability fee: These funds are used to enrich course offerings, create student green jobs, support a Sustainability Office, support student-driven initiatives and provide research grants, fellowships, scholarships and awards for students. A student-majority committee works with the President's Universitywide Sustainability Office and the Vice President of Student Affairs to determine the appropriate allocation process.

    Student assessment fee: Student organizations and agencies use student assessment fees to enhance the out-of-classroom experience on campus, including Bronco Bash, Homecoming and student-only entertainment at Miller Auditorium and other on-campus venues, to name a few. Support for campus media, including the Western Herald student newspaper and the student-run campus radio station, WIDR, also provides valuable access to communication and information.

    Class-related fees: Additional fees may be incurred for classes that utilize supplementary instructional resources such as laboratories, field trips or industry specialists.

    Graduation audit fee: Graduation audits ensure students meet all University obligations and academic requirements to receive their degrees and progress into the next stage of their lives as a Bronco alumnus.

  • Non-Resident Undergraduate enrolled before Jan. 1, 2017

    Undergraduate students with a total of 56 or more credit hours will be assessed for their tuition costs at the upper-level tuition rate. This higher tuition rate takes effect at the time of the change in classification from lower-level to upper-level student status—which may occur after the start of the semester or session. Again, the difference in tuition cost will be applied to the cost of the student's class schedule in progress at the time of the classification change.

    Calculating Total Semester or Summer Session Costs: Western Michigan University takes pride in providing transparent information about your educational investment. Total costs vary among students due to variability in the cost of instruction across programs. To calculate the total cost that applies to your situation, add the relevant tuition and fees specific to your program. Tuition + Relevant Differential Tuition + Fees = Total Instructional Cost for Semester or Summer Session.

    Tuition

    Fall, Spring

    Earned credits at WMURate
    55 or fewer 1–11 semester credits:
    $1,136.32 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $14,776.00 flat rate
    (+ $1,136.32 per credit hour over 15)
    56 or more 1–11 semester credits:
    $1,264.65 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $16,449.93 flat rate
    (+ $1,264.65 per credit hour over 15)

    Summer I, II

    Earned credits at WMURate
    55 or fewer $1,136.32 per credit hour
    56 or more $1,264.65 per credit hour

    Differential tuition

    All semesters

    CollegeRate
    Haworth College of Business
    (applies after 55 earned credit hours)
    1–11 semester credits:
    $59.08 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $768.00 flat rate
    (+ $59.08 per credit hour over 15)
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences 1–11 semester credits:
    $54.69 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $711.00 flat rate
    (+ $54.69 per credit hour over 15)
    College of Fine Arts 1–11 semester credits:
    $73.85 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $960.00 flat rate
    (+ $73.85 per credit hour over 15)

    Fees

    Fall, Spring

    Semester creditsEnrollmentAssessmentSustainabilityTotal
    1–4 $208.50 $42.00 $8.00 $258.50 per semester
    5+ $411.50 $42.00 $8.00 $461.50 per semester

    Summer I, II

    Session credits EnrollmentAssessmentSustainabilityTotal
    1–3 $104.35 $21.00 $4.00 $129.35 per session
    4+ $206.25 $21.00 $4.00 $231.25 per session

    A student who registers for classes on the main campus is assessed the following fees per term—tuition, enrollment fee, sustainability fee and a student assessment fee. Students may be charged a laboratory or other supplemental fees per class.

    Enrollment fee: Enrollment fees fund campus centers such as Sindecuse Health Center to keep our campus community well and safe and the Recreation Center for programs to stay active and healthy. Technology is supported to provide a 21st-century educational experience for students, and infrastructure and maintenance investments are made to keep our campus at top performance and attractive. Transportation around campus, to the aviation campus and community routes are prepaid through Bronco Transit and Metro Transit to get students to their destinations quickly and reliably.

    International student fees: The Haenicke Institute for Global Education—HIGE—provides a comprehensive set of services to all international students through the most appropriate delivery modes to ensure efficiency, safety and student success. These include admission processes and selection, immigration support and advising, credential and credit evaluation and transfer, all HIGE student advising, student insurance assistance, orientation and several student activities.

    Sustainability fee: These funds are used to enrich course offerings, create student green jobs, support a Sustainability Office, support student-driven initiatives and provide research grants, fellowships, scholarships and awards for students. A student-majority committee works with the President's Universitywide Sustainability Office and the Vice President of Student Affairs to determine the appropriate allocation process.

    Student assessment fee: Student organizations and agencies use student assessment fees to enhance the out-of-classroom experience on campus, including Bronco Bash, Homecoming and student-only entertainment at Miller Auditorium and other on-campus venues, to name a few. Support for campus media, including the Western Herald student newspaper and the student-run campus radio station, WIDR, also provides valuable access to communication and information.

    Class-related fees: Additional fees may be incurred for classes that utilize supplementary instructional resources such as laboratories, field trips or industry specialists.

    Graduation audit fee: Graduation audits ensure students meet all University obligations and academic requirements to receive their degrees and progress into the next stage of their lives as a Bronco alumnus.