2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Western Michigan University is $13,017 for Michigan residents and $16,041 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for WMU is $13,574 for Michigan residents and $16,738 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 4.28% for Michigan residents and increased by 4.35% for out-of-state rates from the previous year.The Living costs increased by 4.05% from the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at Western Michigan University are little bit higher than the average amount ($10,710) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($24,107 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$12,483 $15,373$12,558
2019-2020$13,017$16,041$13,067
Change % 2019-20204.28%4.35%4.05%
2020-2021$13,574$16,738$13,597
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $17,283 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $31,355 for academic year 2019-2020. The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at WMU is $18,036 for Michigan residents and $32,242 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition has been risen by 4.36% for Michigan residents and increased by 2.83% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at Western Michigan University are much higher than the average amount ($11,020) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($22,538 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$16,561 $30,492$12,558
2019-2020$17,283$31,355$13,067
Change % 2019-20204.36%2.83%4.05%
2020-2021$18,036$32,242$13,597
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at WMU.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$464$579
2019-2020$504$630
2020-2021$547$685
Graduate2018-2019$652$1,232
2019-2020$682$1,268
2020-2021$713$1,305
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for Western Michigan University graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $35,300 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $50,500 for Western Michigan University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$35,300$39,500$31,100
7 Years After Graduation$39,000--
8 Years After Graduation$42,400--
9 Years After Graduation$44,300--
10 Years After Graduation$50,500$58,000$42,900

WMU 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at WMU for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $55,991 for Michigan residents and $41,321 for out-of-state students. Since the tuition & fees at Western Michigan University have decreased over the last 4 years, the estimated tuition & fees are less than current costs in the table below. The actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or university system's tuition policy. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at Western Michigan University.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at Western Michigan University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$13,398$13,790$14,194$14,609$55,991
Out-of-State$13,339$11,091$9,223$7,669$41,321
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$13,790$14,194$14,609$15,037$57,630
Out-of-State$11,091$9,223$7,669$6,377$34,360
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$14,194$14,609$15,037$15,477$59,317
Out-of-State$9,223$7,669$6,377$5,303$28,571
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$14,609$15,037$15,477$15,930$61,053
Out-of-State$7,669$6,377$5,303$4,409$23,758
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$15,037$15,477$15,930$16,396$62,840
Out-of-State$6,377$5,303$4,409$3,666$19,755
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at Western Michigan University. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $115,218 for Michigan residents and $100,549 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at Western Michigan University.
4 years COA at Western Michigan University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$27,747$28,440$29,141$29,861$115,218
Out-of-State$27,687$25,741$24,180$22,940$100,549
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$28,440$29,151$29,871$30,609$118,101
Out-of-State$25,741$24,180$22,940$21,969$94,831
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$29,151$29,881$30,619$31,377$121,058
Out-of-State$24,180$22,940$21,969$21,223$90,312
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$29,881$30,629$31,387$32,164$124,091
Out-of-State$22,940$21,969$21,223$20,664$86,796
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$30,629$31,397$32,174$32,972$127,203
Out-of-State$21,969$21,223$20,664$20,263$84,119
Last year, 56 students ( 0.32% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $83,378 for Michigan residents and $68,709 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at Western Michigan University.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at Western Michigan University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$19,787$20,480$21,181$21,901$83,378
Out-of-State$19,727$17,781$16,220$14,980$68,709
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$20,480$21,191$21,911$22,649$86,261
Out-of-State$17,781$16,220$14,980$14,009$62,991
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$21,191$21,921$22,659$23,417$89,218
Out-of-State$16,220$14,980$14,009$13,263$58,472
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$21,921$22,669$23,427$24,204$92,251
Out-of-State$14,980$14,009$13,263$12,704$54,956
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$22,669$23,437$24,214$25,012$95,363
Out-of-State$14,009$13,263$12,704$12,303$52,279

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Western Michigan University.
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Western Michigan University 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$13,017$987$13,067$16,041$987 $13,067
Graduate$17,283 $987$13,067$31,355 $987$13,067

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