Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 6,185
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 81%
Average Aid Amount $8,617
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 1,107
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 93%

Financial Aid Information at Western Illinois University

For academic year 2018-2019, Total 6,185 students (81% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarship, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $8,617. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree seeking undergraduate students), 1,107 students (93% of enrolled students) received financial aid.
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Western Illinois University is $12,664 for Illinois residents and $13,256 for out-of-state students, for reference.

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For academic year 2018-2019, total 6,185 students (81% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $8,617. It includes federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid. Next table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at Western Illinois University for all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at Western Illinois University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid6,18581%$8,617
Pell Grants3,70149%$4,635
Federal Student Loans5,18068%$7,570

Beginning Students Financial Aid

For academic year 2018-2019, total 1,107 beginning students (93% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 1,102 students (93% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree seeking beginning undergraduate students. Below table shows the number and amount by source of financial aid at Western Illinois University.
Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at Western Illinois University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid1,10793%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources1,04287%$9,816
Federal Grants73462%$4,792
Pell Grants73362%$4,649
Other Federal Grants958%$1,154
State/Local Grants72861%$4,419
Institutional Grants69759%$5,013
Student Loans91176%$7,077
Federal Student Loans90376%$6,153
Other Student Loans847%$10,602

Students Headcount by Living Status

For academic year 2018-2019, total 1,037 full-time beginning students have enrolled and attended Western Illinois University. Among them, 956 students have lived on campus and 39 students lived off campus (without family). Next table shows the students count by living status and years.
Student Headcount by Living Location/Setting at Western Illinois University
Living Status201620172018
Living On-Campus1,0691,116956
Living Off-Campus with Family304339
Living Off-Campus without Family192339

Grants and Scholarship Aid By Income Level (Paying In-State Tuition)

Next table shows number of students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded any grant/scholarship by income level for academic year 2018-2019 . The sources of grants and scholarship aid are the federal government, state/local government, or the institution.
Grants of Scholarship Aid Statistics By Income Level at Western Illinois University
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedTotal Amount Aid Awarded Average Amount Aid Awarded
All level992934$9,638,708$9,716
$0 - $30,000439438$5,218,925$11,888
$30,001 - $48,000171169$2,004,539$11,722
$48,001 - $75,000164157$1,433,431$8,740
$75,001 - $110,00010285$551,612$5,408
$110,001 or more11685$430,201$3,709