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Parents and Families

You play an important role in your student’s transition to college life. Below are helpful resources for parents and families of prospective and admitted Western Michigan University students.

Why WMU?

Here are just a few of the reasons why students find WMU to be their smart choice.

Parent and Family Programs

As the parent of a new college student, we understand how staying connected and involved in your student’s education is important. The WMU Office of Parent and Family Programs is available to support WMU families.

Admission Confirmation Deposit

Send $100 Admission Confirmation Deposit (preferably before May 1). This fee confirms your student's enrollment and is applied to their fall semester tuition.


It’s no secret that a college degree is a significant investment. Learn about the cost of attendance at WMU and estimate your student’s expenses with our cost of attendance calculator.

Financial Aid Checklist

This handy checklist can help you be sure your student has taken care of all the important steps in the WMU financial aid process.

Admitted Student Checklist

Congratulations to your admitted student! Now it’s time to take the next steps to becoming a Bronco. Use our checklist to be sure your student is on the right track.

Student Services

Because WMU is a large university, we offer many services for our students. From academic success programs to Sindecuse Health Center, learn about all the important services your student will have available to them as a Bronco.