About Western

Scholarship and Financial Aid Programs

Annual Cost to Attend: $23,768*
Average Financial Aid & Scholarships: $19,793


Scholarships are funds that do not have to be repaid. Scholarships at WIU are awarded through the Scholarship Office or various academic departments.

Tuition Guarantee

Western Illinois University automatically freezes all new undergraduate students' tuition 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.