Cost and Scholarships

An education is the most important investment you can make. By opening yourself to the world of ideas and new experiences and by preparing to launch a career, you are establishing a foundation for a rich, dynamic life—not to mention, boosting your earning potential!Student graduating.


WMU recommends that every student apply for financial aid in order to be eligible for any student loans, grants or work-study awards. Learn the steps to apply for financial aid as soon as possible after October 1.

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WMU offers need-based and merit-based scholarship opportunities. Learn what scholarships are available for first-time, domestic transfer students through the Office of Admissions. Visit the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office website for additional WMU scholarship opportunities.

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Higher education is an investment in your future. Learn about WMU’s cost of attendance and other expenses to consider as a college student.

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Living on campus is a great way to get to know campus, other students and have academic support programs right outside your door. More information, as well as room and board rates, is available through the Office of Residence Life.

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Any Western Michigan University undergraduate student who has been admitted as a degree seeking student and began enrollment effective with the Summer 1 2017 semester or later, will have their residency status determined at the time of admission and it will remain the same throughout the student’s enrollment at Western Michigan University.

For questions, contact or call (269) 387-2366.

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Over 4,000 students are employed on campus at WMU and many students find employment in the Kalamazoo community. Handshake serves as WMU’s online student job search database. Prospective students are welcome to create a free account to explore the potential opportunities.

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