Advancement & Public Services

Western Promise Plus

The WIU Promise+ program covers the cost, or significantly reduces the cost, of your tuition, room, meal plan and books while you earn your undergraduate degree at Western.

Hands-on experience and small class sizes
Excellent career opportunities and high professional exam pass rates
Friendly, home-like, diverse atmosphere, where everyone is welcome
Annual Cost to Attend:   $21,466
Minus Financial Aid - $11,853 average
Minus Scholarships - $9,613 average
Total = $0


  • ✓ Minimum of 1060 SAT/21 ACT and a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • ✓ Illinois resident
  • ✓ AIM HIGH family income requirements

Steps to Qualify

  1. Apply to Western Illinois University
  2. File a 2019-20 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  3. Check your Financial Aid Status
  4. Enroll as a new freshman for Fall 2019

What if I Don't Qualify for the Western Promise Plus?

Check out our 4-year Cost Guarantee and other scholarships, available up to $40K.

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It would be completely impossible to do what I'm doing without scholarships.

— Markius Anthony
WIU Senior, Jazz Studies

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