Scholarships and Costs
|Total estimated costs||$24,571||$27,595|
|Tuition and fees||$13,017*||$16,041*|
|Room and board||$10,459||$10,459|
|Books and supplies||$1,095||$1,095|
* Full time, lower level (up to 15 credits) for fall and spring. Differential tuition assessed by the Haworth College of Business, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the College of Fine Arts, is not included in the above rates. Rates are subject to change. View details at wmich.edu/registrar/tuition.
Funding your education
Funding may play a large part in your college selection process. It’s important to explore every opportunity for merit- and need-based aid.
Whether you’re entering college for the first time or transferring to WMU from another institution, be sure to check out our scholarship options. You've put in the hard work, now it's time to see your reward.
Students earn scholarships through academic success, promoting multicultural awareness, and financial need. Most scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.
Complete your admission application* by the December 15 Early Action deadline to be considered for WMU admission scholarships: wmich.edu/apply
Submit the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid: fafsa.gov. The FAFSA will determine your eligibility for grants, loans, and work study. WMU FAFSA Code: 002330
Other scholarship opportunities
Some colleges and other university departments also offer awards to incoming first-year students. You must be admitted to WMU to be considered for awards. Supplemental information may be required and awards are limited.
College/Departmental Awards: Amounts and deadlines vary by college/department. wmich.edu/finaid/scholarships-grants/institutional-offers
Endowed Scholarships: Criteria and values vary by award. Apply by February 15. wmich.edu/admissions/scholarships
MLK Gold: Complete admission application* and supplemental materials due by February 15. Competitive; up to 30 recipients will be selected. 3.00 GPA and two or more selected criteria. Not stackable with other admission scholarships. wmich.edu/admissions/mlk
Seita Scholars: Available to students who have lived in foster care during some of their teenage years. Apply by May 15. wmich.edu/fosteringsuccess/seita
The Office of Admissions is pleased to recognize many academically-talented students by awarding several scholarships to incoming first-year students. Students awarded more than one admission scholarship will receive the award with the highest value.
Information in your admission application* will be used to determine your eligibility for scholarships and will be used in the selection process.
|Medallion Scholarship Program||$64,000 ($16,000/year for four years)|
Participation in Lee Honors College
|Foundation Scholars||$64,000 ($16,000/year for four years)|
|Bronco Merit||$10,000 ($2,500/year for four years)|
Invitation to Lee Honors College
|Bronco Honors||$9,000 ($2,250/year for four years)|
Invitation to Lee Honors College
|Brown and Gold||$8,000 ($2,000/year for four years)|
|Bronco Recognition||$4,000 ($1,000/year for four years)|
More funding resources
- Talk to your school counselor about scholarship opportunities in your local community.
- Sign up for College Board’s Opportunity Scholarships at cb.org/opportunity.
- Find additional funding through scholarship databases like fastweb.com, scholarships.com and thescholarshipexpert.com.
- Explore student aid for Michigan residents at michigan.gov/mistudentaid.