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Western Commitment Scholarship and Financial Aid Programs

Incoming freshmen with at least a 1030 SAT/20 ACT and a 3.0/4.0 GPA are automatically awarded the Western Commitment scholarship. Awards are renewable up to eight semesters (contingent on renewal criteria and total direct cost).

Annual Cost to Attend: $21,466*
Average Financial Aid: $11,853

Western Commitment Scholarships

Western Illinois University awards automatic Western Commitment scholarships to eligible incoming freshmen who have earned a cumulative 3.0/4.0+ GPA and a minimum 1030 SAT or 20 ACT.

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Cost Guarantee

Western Illinois University automatically freezes all new undergraduate students' tuition, fees, room and meal plan rates for up to four years of enrollment.

State and Federal Grants

Students with financial need, as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), may be eligible to receive a grant from state or federal governments to assist with their college expenses. Grants, similar to scholarships, do not need to be repaid after college graduation.

*Annual estimates are for a new student enrolling in 15 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters at the Macomb campus with a residence hall double room and basic meal plan. Estimates do not include textbooks, student health insurance or personal expenses.