2021-22 Tuition and Fees

  • Undergraduate

    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 2021, Spring 2022

    Earned credits at WMUResidentNon-Resident
    55 or fewer1–11 semester credits:
    $555.58 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $6,667.00 flat rate
    (+ $555.58 per credit hour over 15)
    1–11 semester credits:
    $694.48 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $8,333.75 flat rate
    (+ $694.48 per credit hour over 15)
    56 or more1–11 semester credits:
    $609.50 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $7,314.00 flat rate
    (+ $609.50 per credit hour over 15)
    1–11 semester credits:
    $761.88 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $9,142.50 flat rate
    (+ $761.88 per credit hour over 15)

    Differential tuition

    Fall 2021, Spring 2022

    CollegeRate
    Haworth College of Business
    (applies after 55 earned credit hours)
    1–11 semester credits:
    $60.97 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $793.00 flat rate
    (+ $60.97 per credit hour over 15)
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences1–11 semester credits:
    $56.44 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $734.00 flat rate
    (+ $56.44 per credit hour over 15)
    College of Fine Arts1–11 semester credits:
    $76.21 per credit hour

    12–15 semester credits:
    $991.00 flat rate
    (+ $76.21 per credit hour over 15)

    Fees

    Fall 2021, Spring 2022

    AssessmentSustainabilityTotal
    $42.00$8.00$50.00 per semester

    The fees above are assessed to all undergraduate students except those enrolled exclusively in fully online programs.

    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. 

    International student fees

    Students will be assessed a $750 fee per semester (fall/spring) and a $375 fee per session (summer I/II).

    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.

  • Undergraduate: Enrolled exclusively in fully online programs

    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 2021, Spring 2022

    Rate
    $555.58 per credit hour

    Differential tuition

    Fall 2021, Spring 2022

    CollegeRate
    Haworth College of Business
    (applies after 55 earned credit hours)
    $60.97 per credit hour
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences$56.44 per credit hour
    College of Fine Arts$76.21 per credit hour

    Fees

    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. 

  • Graduate

    Graduate tuition is based on residency status and the student’s program location (main campus, regional 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). 

    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

    Fall 2021, Spring 2022

    ResidentNon-ResidentOnline
    $703.48 per credit hour$1,055.22 per credit hour$703.48 per credit hour

    Fees

    Fall 2021, Spring 2022

    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

    The fees above are assessed to students enrolled in any main campus program.

    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.

    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.

    International student fees

    New graduate students as of Summer I 2021 or earlier: Students will be assessed a $25 fee for each fall and spring semester.

    New graduate students as of Summer II 2021 and after: Students will be assessed a $750 fee per semester (fall/spring) and a $375 fee per session (summer I/II).

    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.