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Tuition and Fees

It’s no secret that a higher education 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 also can use the Estimated Cost of Attendance Calculator to plan for college costs, including variable expenses such as books and transportation. Tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year are posted during the summer.

The following table presents an overview of the costs of attendance for students at WMU during the fall and spring semesters.

Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance

Fall Semester 2013 and Spring Semester 2014

Lower Division (up to 55 credit hours) Michigan Resident Non-resident
Total $19,128*^ $32,882*^
Full-time (24-30 credit hours): tuition and fees $10,355 $24,109
Room and Board (15 meal plan) $8,473 $8,473
One-Time Records Initiation Fee $300 $300
*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 Resident Non-resident
Total $20,120*^ $35,518*^
Full-time (24-30 credit hours): tuition and fees $11,347 $26,745
Room and Board (15 meal plan) $8,473 $8,473
One-Time Records Initiation Fee $300 $300

Classification

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

Lower division to upper division change

Please note that when transfer credit changes classification from freshman/sophomore (lower division) to junior/senior (upper division) students with earned hours total of 56 hours or more will be assessed their tuition costs at the upper level tuition rate. This higher tuition rate takes effect at the time of the change in classification, and the difference in tuition cost will be applied to the cost of the student’s class schedule in progress at the time of the classification change, resulting in additional charges.