Tuition and Fees

Below is an estimated overview of the costs of attendance for students at WMU during the fall and spring semesters. Students can also use the estimated cost of attendance calculator to plan college costs. The WMU Board of Trustees recently voted to reduce basic, main-campus nonresident tuition and required fees by 47 percent. This deep cut in tuition is effective summer 1 2017 (and beyond) for incoming nonresident undergraduates.

ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

Main campus tuition for fall 2017 and spring 2018
†One-Time Records Initiation Fee is only assessed in a student's first semester at WMU.
*Be sure to add variable costs for books, supplies and personal expenses.
^Additional differential tuition is assessed by the Haworth College of Business, the College of Fine Arts, and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Lower division (up to 55 credit hours)Michigan residentNon-resident enrolled 
Spring 2017 or earlier
Non-resident admitted 
Summer I 2017 or later
Full-time (24-30 credit hours): tuition and fees $11,943 $27,955‡ $14,699
Room and Board (15 meal plan, double room) $9,606 $9,606 $9,606
One-Time Records Initiation Fee $300† $300† $300†
Total $21,849*^ $37,861*^ $24,605*^
Main campus tuition for fall 2017 and spring 2018
†One-Time Records Initiation Fee is only assessed in a student's first semester at WMU.
*Be sure to add variable costs for books, supplies and personal expenses.
^Additional differential tuition is assessed by the Haworth College of Business, the College of Fine Arts, and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  
Upper division (56 or more credit hours)Michigan residentNon-resident enrolled 
spring 2017 or earlier
Non-resident admitted 
summer I 2017 or later
Full-time (24-30 credit hours): tuition and fees $13,097 $31,025‡ $16,139
Room and Board (15 meal plan) $9,606 $9,606 $9,606
One-Time Records Initiation Fee $300† $300† $300†
Total $23,003*^ $40,931*^ $26,045*^

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

cost by credit hour

For part-time rates by academic college, extended university program locations, or online classes, review the Spring 2018 rates.