WMU tuition and fees effective fall semester 2012

The tuition rate for Western Michigan University is set by the Board of Trustees and is due the first day of the semester or session.

Fall semester main campus rates


Haworth College of Business and College of Fine Arts Differential Tuition information.

Resident on main campus

Non-resident on main campus

Undergraduate-lower level (up to 55 credit hours)

  • $4,569 flat rate for 12-15 credits
  • $316.03 per credit hour for 1-11 credits
  • $4,569 + $316.03 for each credit hour over 15

Undergraduate-lower level (up to 55 credit hours)

  • $11,209 flat rate for 12-15 credits
  • $775.28 per credit hour for 1-11 credits
  • $11,209 + $775.28 for each credit hour over 15

Undergraduate-upper level (56 or more credit hours)

  • $5,048 flat rate for 12-15 credits
  • $349.27 per credit hour for 1-11 credits
  • $5,048 + $349.27 for each credit hour over 15

Undergraduate-upper level (56 or more credit hours)

  • $12,481 flat rate for 12-15 credits
  • $863.24 per credit hour for 1-11 credits
  • $12,481 + $863.24 for each credit hour over 15
Graduate
  • $479.57 per credit hour
Graduate
  • $1,015.75 per credit hour

Summer I or Summer II session main campus rates


Haworth College of Business and College of Fine Arts Differential Tuition information.

Resident on main campus

Undergraduate-lower level (up to 55 credit hours)
  • $316.03 per credit hour
Undergraduate-upper level (56 or more credit hours)
  • $349.27 per credit hour
Graduate
  • $479.57 per credit hour

Non-resident on main campus

Undergraduate-lower level (up to 55 credit hours)
  • $775.28 per credit hour
Undergraduate-upper level (56 or more credit hours)
  • $863.24 per credit hour
Graduate
  • $1,015.75 per credit hour

Class-related fee policy view 

Required fees

 

Per Semester (on main campus only)

 

(5 credit hours & up)

 

(1-4 credit hours)

Enrollment Fee* $393.00   $199.25
Student Assessment Fee $  21.00   $  21.00
Sustainability Fee $    8.00   $    8.00
Total 
$422.00
Total 
$228.25

 

Per Session (on main campus only)

 

(4 credit hours & up)

 

(1-3 credit hours)

Enrollment Fee* $197.00   $ 99.75
Student Assessment Fee $  10.50   $ 10.50
Sustainability Fee $    4.00   $   4.00
Total 
$211.50
Total 
$114.25

 

Differential Tuition*

Resident and Non-Resident

Haworth College of Business


  • $584 Flat Rate for 12 - 15 credits
  • $41.72 per credit hour for 1 - 11 credits
  • $584 plus $41.72 for each credit hour over 15

College of Fine Arts


  • $730 Flat Rate for 12 - 15 credits
  • $52.15 per credit hour for 1 - 11 credits
  • $730 plus $52.15 for each credit hour over 15


*The differential tuition rate is in addition to the on-campus and Extended University Programs tuition and fees.


Extended University Programs (EUP) Location Courses and Graduate Online Education Courses

Effective fall 2012, Western Michigan University students will be charged tuition at the rate of $378.66 per credit hour for undergraduate courses at regional locations, and $535.29 per credit hour for graduate courses at regional locations and graduate online courses and/or programs.  A $20 per course technology fee will be assessed for courses taken at regional sites and for graduate online courses. Students enrolled at WMU-Traverse City pay an additional $10 per credit hour fee.

Extended University Programs (EUP) Undergraduate Online Courses

Undergraduate online education and open learning course tuition is $316.03 per credit hour plus the online support fee of $60 per credit hour. A new pricing structure is now in place for undergraduate online courses. Students enrolled in a combination of courses on the main campus and online, who fall in the flat rate credit hour range, may see an adjustment on their account to reflect the flat rate (less the online support fee of $60/credit hour). The $20 per course EUP technology fee will not be charged for the undergraduate online courses.

Other Information

Students with earned hour totals of 56 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.

*Enrollment Fee

The Enrollment Fee is a single per capita assessment which covers: Health Center Operations Fee; Technology Fee, covering information systems services for students; Facility Fee, for auxiliary building debt requirements; Recreation Fee, for recreation building debt service and building operations; and Infrastructure Fee, for deferred maintenance projects.

Records Initiation Fee (entering students only)

A one time fee of $300 is assessed for each entering (undergraduate, graduate, or transfer) student who is degree seeking. This fee helps subsidize the establishment of each student's official academic record at the University, and supports related activities such as integrated web course registration, online grade and program reviews, automated degree audit, student accounts receivables, and the provision of an individual electronic portfolio that reflects the learning, educational growth, and personal accomplishments for each student.

Sustainability Fee

In March 2010 the Western Student Association (WSA) voted in favor of introducing a sustainability fund fee of $8.00 per semester and $4.00 per summer session. The funds are to be used to enrich course offerings, create student green jobs, support a Sustainability Office, support student-driven initiatives and provide research grants, fellowships, scholarships and awards for students. A student-majority committee will work in consultation with the President's University-wide Sustainability Office and the Vice President of Student Affairs to determine the appropriate allocation process.

Student Assessment Fee

A student assessment fee is collected from all undergraduate and graduate students at the time of registration. This assessment is for the support of student organizations and agencies. The student organizations and agencies use this money to enhance the out of classroom experience on campus. The following is a sample of the programs funded in previous years: Bronco Bash, Homecoming, College Bowl, Miller Movies, Bernie's Afterhours, Bernhard Center's Center Stage, lectures, etc.

 

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