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Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 9,772
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 57%
Average Aid Amount $9,635
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 2,367
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 82%

Financial Aid Information at WMU

For the academic year 2020-2021, a total of 9,772 students (57% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $9,635. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students), 2,367 students (82% of enrolled students) received financial aid.
The 2022 undergraduate tuition & fees at Western Michigan University is $13,434 for Michigan residents and $16,768 for out-of-state students, for reference.

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the academic year 2020-2021, a total of 9,772 students (57% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $9,635. It includes federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid. The following table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at Western Michigan University for all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at Western Michigan University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid9,77257%$9,635
Pell Grants5,10830%$5,003
Federal Student Loans9,48056%$7,121

Beginning Students Financial Aid

a total of 2,367 beginning students (82% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 2,265 students (78% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree-seeking beginning undergraduate students. The below table shows the number and amount by the source of financial aid at Western Michigan University.
Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at Western Michigan University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid2,36782%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources1,66057%$8,851
Federal Grants76226%$5,350
Pell Grants75926%$4,918
Other Federal Grants46316%$742
State/Local Grants1545%$1,274
Institutional Grants1,49952%$6,952
Student Loans1,65857%$8,965
Federal Student Loans1,60756%$5,536
Other Student Loans39814%$14,994

Students Headcount by Living Status

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,251 full-time beginning students have enrolled and attended Western Michigan University. Among them, 1,017 students have lived on campus and 83 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 Michigan University
Living Status201820192020
Living On-Campus1,0851,0891,017
Living Off-Campus with Family537889
Living Off-Campus without Family827583

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 2020-2021 . 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 Michigan University
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedTotal Amount Aid Awarded Average Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,393973$8,631,515$6,196
$0 - $30,000323322$4,345,834$13,455
$30,001 - $48,000156156$1,718,393$11,015
$48,001 - $75,000224194$1,282,839$5,727
$75,001 - $110,000224129$636,291$2,841
$110,001 or more466172$648,158$1,391