Tuition and Fees

It’s no secret that a college degree is a significant investment. WMU offers an impressive range of nationally recognized programs, and we work to keep our classes small, while offering student support and career planning services. We strive to maintain affordable tuition rates and provide qualified students with scholarships and financial aid. The Registrar’s Office provides full details about WMU tuition and fees. Students can also use the estimated cost of attendance calculator to plan college costs. 

Below is an estimated overview of the annual cost of attendance for undergraduate students during the fall and spring semesters. The WMU Board of Trustees made changes to the tuition and residency policy in January 2017. Visit the Accounts Receivable website to view residency regulations. Rates for Extended University Programs regional locations and online can be found at the Register's Office page. 

Estimated annual cost of attendance

Main campus tuition for fall 2018 and spring 2019

†Rates for non-resident students who enrolled before spring 2017 can be found at the bottom of this page

*Be sure to consider variable costs for books, supplies and personal expenses.

^Differential tuition is assessed by the College of Fine Arts and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and is not included in the above rates.  

Lower division (up to 55 credit hours already completed)Michigan residentNon-resident admitted 
Summer I 2017 or later
Main Campus Lower Level tuition and fees, enrolled full-time
(12-15 credit hours each semester, fall and spring)
$12,483 $15,373†
Traditional Hall Room and Board for fall and spring semesters 
(15 meal plan, double room)
$9,894 $9,894
Total $22,377*^ $25,267†*^

 

Main campus tuition for fall 2018 and spring 2019

Rates for non-resident students who enrolled before spring 2017 can be found at the bottom of this page

*Be sure to consider variable costs for books, supplies and personal expenses.

^Differential tuition is assessed by the Haworth College of Business, the College of Fine Arts, and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and is not included in the above rates.  

Upper division (56 or more credit hours already completed)Michigan residentNon-resident admitted 
Summer I 2017 or later
Main Campus Upper Level tuition and fees, enrolled full-time 
(12-15 credit hours each semester, fall and spring)
$14,608 16,875.50†
Traditional Hall Room and Board for fall and spring semesters 
(15 meal plan, double room)
$9,894  $9,894
Total $24,502*^ $26,769.50†*^

Classification

Lower divisionUpper division
Freshman 0–25 semester hours Junior 56–87 semester hours
Sophomore 26–55 semester hours Senior 88 or more semester hours