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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!

Tuition and Fees

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

Room and Board Rates

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.

Scholarships

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

Financial Aid

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 and use helpful tools to simplify the process.

Residency

The residency policy at WMU allows students from out-of-state to become eligible for Michigan residency after 12 consecutive months of living in Michigan. Students may apply for in-state resident status by completing a residency application. For questions, contact wmu-residency@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-2366.

Student Employment

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