Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University

Macomb, Illinois

Tuition and Fees

The cost for undergraduate students to attend Western Illinois University for an academic year can be broken down into $8,883 for tuition, $4,373 for fees, $1,200 for books and supplies, $9,800 for room and board and $2,292 for other expenses. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.

Tuition and Fees

Books and supplies$1,200
Room and board$9,800
Other expenses$2,292

Tuition Plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institutionYes
Tuition guaranteed planYes
Prepaid tuition planNo
Tuition payment planYes
Other alternative tuition planNo

Financial Aid

88% of undergradate students at Western Illinois University received financial aid. The distribution of financial aid types at Western Illinois University consists of 83% receiving grant or scholarship aid of $9,941 on average, 53% receiving pell grants of $4,862 on average, 53% receiving institutional grants or scholarships of $5,715 on average, and 69% receiving federal student loans of $6,190 on average.

Average Grant/Scholarship Aid


Awarded any Financial Aid

Aid TypeNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Aid Received
Grant or scholarship aid77083%$9,941
Pell grants49153%$4,862
Institutional grants or scholarships48653%$5,715
Federal student loans63469%$6,190

Net Price

Average Net Price


Net prices changes by family income and financial need. Net price typically increases with increase in family income because of higher amounts of financial aid available to students belonging to lower income families. Students in the lowest $0 – $30,000 family income bracket paid net price of $13,942 compared to net price of $14,526 in the $30,001 – $48,000 family income bracket, $15,912 in the $48,001 – $75,000 family income bracket, $20,181 in the $75,001 – $110,000 family income bracket and $20,758 in the $110,001 or more family income bracket.

Net Price by Family Income

Family IncomeNet Price Paid
$0 – $30,000$13,942
$30,001 – $48,000$14,526
$48,001 – $75,000$15,912
$75,001 – $110,000$20,181
$110,001 or more$20,758

Net price reflects the actual cost to attend after accounting for finanical aid. Net price includes tuition, books, living costs, and other expenses after subtracting federal financial aid received by students.

Sticker Price

The cost for a 4 year bachelors degree at Western Illinois University is $108,453. The cost reported is aggregated over 4 years and includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses. The year to year increases in tuition and cost of living are accounted by applying a rate of increase of 1% which is based on the average rate of increase in the last 2 years as reported by Western Illinois University. The actual net cost paid by students could be lower because financial aid is not accounted for in this cost. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.

4-year Sticker Price

Year Sticker Price