Scholarships and Costs

Direct Cost

Total estimated costs$24,571$27,595
 Michigan ResidentNon-Resident
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

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:

Submit the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid: 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.

Endowed Scholarships: Criteria and values vary by award. Apply by February 15.

MLK Gold: Complete admission application* and supplemental materials due by March 15. Competitive; up to 30 recipients will be selected. 3.00 GPA and two or more selected criteria. Not stackable with other admission scholarships.

Seita Scholars: Available to students who have lived in foster care during some of their teenage years. Apply by May 15.

Admission scholarships

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)

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