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Western Illinois University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Macomb, IL

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$25,168
Tuition and Fees
$11,666
Room and Board
$9,800
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,292
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning October 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001780
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
822 (93.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
687 (83.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
685 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
267 (39.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$15,777
Need-Based Gift
Received by 625 (91.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,984
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 549 (80.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,262
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 507 (74.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
126 (14.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,062

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,531 (88.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,905 (86.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,871 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,090 (28.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$13,378
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,998 (77.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,481
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,308 (85.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,486
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,304 (59.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
566 (11.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,722

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$30,522
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
6,511
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
540
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
231
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
1,081
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,240

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