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Cost Guarantees

Western Illinois University ensures that your college years will be a good investment with its guaranteed four-year rate for tuition, fees, and room & board. All new undergraduate students entering the University are automatically included in the plan, which freezes the per-hour rate you pay for a four-year period, so costs will stay the same each year you are here. Western was the first university in Illinois to offer this guarantee, and we are the only university in the state to include fees and room and board in that guarantee.

Here's How It Works

The rate for tuition, fees, and room and board will be fixed for a four-year period and remain in effect as long as you maintain continuous enrollment. If your major requires more than four years to complete, the guaranteed rate will be extended to cover the expected time for degree completion. Each year the University's Board of Trustees will set new rates for the entering class. If a fee is added and approved by the board, such as funding a new student service, the fee will apply to all students when implemented. The four-year guaranteed cost plan applies to all new students, full- and part-time. If the student has not completed the program within the allotted amount of time, the rate will be advanced by one year and will continue for another two years.

Western Commitment Transfer Scholarships (for any Associate Degree)

$400 Book Award
$1,000 Scholarship (Minimum 3.5 GPA)

New transfer students who finish any associative degree (including applied degrees) from an accredited institution and enroll full-time at WIU will receive a one-time $400 award to purchase books at the university book store. New transfer students who complete the associate degree with a minimum 3.50 GPA and enroll full-time will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship.

Your Guaranteed Costs

To locate your guaranteed costs, find your plan on our tuition website.

Contact Info

Undergraduate Admissions
Sherman Hall 115
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: admissions@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-3157
Toll-Free: 877-PICK-WIU