How much does it cost to attend?

In State Michigan Resident Sticker Price
$25,139
In State Costs for Western Michigan University
Fee Cost
Tuition$11,020
Books and Supplies$958
Other Fees$923
Room and Board $9,848
Other Expenses Budget$2,390
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$27,895
Out of State Costs for Western Michigan University
Fee Cost
Tuition$13,776
Books and Supplies$958
Other Fees$923
Room and Board $9,848
Other Expenses Budget$2,390

Residents of Michigan pay an annual total price of $25,139 to attend Western Michigan University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $11,020 for tuition, $9,848 room and board, $958 for books and supplies and $923 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $27,895 which is 11% higher than Michigan residents. The tuition charge is $13,776 while room and board is $9,848, books and supplies are $958 and other fees come in at $923.

All price data is sourced from the 2017/2018 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Western Michigan University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$15,219
Net Price by Income Western Michigan University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,798
$30,001 to $48,000$13,837
$48,001 to $75,000$17,951
$75,001 to $110,000$20,725
$110,000+$22,125

The average reported annual net price for Western Michigan University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,219 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Western Michigan University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $7,894 70%
Pell Grant $4,676 37%
Federal Student Loan $5,907 65%

The average reported annual net price for Western Michigan University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,219 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Western Michigan University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $58,688. The loan balance of $58,688 is a four year multiple of the $14,672 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $613 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $58,688
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $612.77
Total Interest Paid $14,844.36
Sum of All Loan Payments $73,532.36

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$100,556
Year Michigan Residents Non Residents
1 $25,139 $27,895
2 $26,174 $29,044
3 $27,253 $30,240
4 $28,375 $31,486

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Western Michigan University to be $100,556 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Western Michigan University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Michigan Residents $423 $1,269 $1,692
Out of State Residents $529 $1,587 $2,116

Estimated cost for a class at Western Michigan University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Western Michigan University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Western Michigan University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=172699 IPEDS survey data for Western Michigan University.