Tuition Rates

Tuition rates include student fees. Residents and nonresidents are assessed the same rates. Rates are subject to annual review and change by the WMed Board of Directors.

2018-19 Academic Year

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree $57,500 annual rate
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences $1,000 per credit hour
Master of Science in Clinical Informatics $1,000 per credit hour
Certificate in Applied Clinical Informatics $1,000 per credit hour


Tuition Discounts

A 10% tuition discount for the Certificate in Applied Clinical Informatics and Master of Science (MS) Degree in Clinical Informatics is available to WMU, Borgess Health, and Bronson Healthcare employees.

A 25% tuition remission discount for certificate, master’s degree, and doctoral degree programs offered at WMed is available to full-time employed (0.80 FTE and greater) WMed faculty, residents, and staff, their spouse, qualified same sex domestic partner, and dependent children. (This benefit cannot be combined with the tuition reimbursement benefit available to WMed employees.)

Tuition Refunds

WMed calculates the amount of tuition to be refunded to a student who stops attending classes,  clerkships, or other academically related activity due to withdrawal (official or unofficial), dismissal, suspension, or  leave of absence (approved or unapproved). 

A written request must be submitted and approved for a student to be eligible for a tuition refund. Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree students must contact the associate dean of Student Affairs. Certificate and Master of Science degree students must contact their Program Chief or the registrar. (Leave of absence requests apply to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program only.)

WMed does not charge student fees that are subject to refund. All other unpaid student account charges must be paid in full before tuition is refunded. The charge for parking, if a student elected parking, is refunded on a pro-rated basis from the last date of attendance.

Tuition Refund Schedule

Withdrawal Date Tuition Refunded
Before the 1st day of the term or semester 100% of tuition
The 1st through 7th calendar day of the term or semester 100% of tuition
The 8th through 14th calendar day of the term or semester 75% of tuition
The 15th through 21st calendar day of the term or semester 50% of tuition
The 22nd through 28th calendar day of the term or semester 25% of tuition
After the 28th calendar day of the term or semester 0% of tuition


Tuition refunds are generally not granted after the deadlines but exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis when illness, death, involuntary call to military service, administrative error, or other exceptional circumstance exists.

A student who unofficially withdraws, takes an unapproved leave of absence, or is suspended or dismissed, is not entitled to a tuition refund. 

Refer to the Medical Student Handbook and the Graduate Student Handbook for more specific information. 

Credit Hours Required for Degree Completion

Degree or Certificate Program Credits
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree 193.5 credits
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences 30 credits
Master of Science in Clinical Informatics 30 credits
Certificate in Applied Clinical Informatics 15 credits


Enrollment Verification

Enrollment statuses are reported to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) to confirm full time, half time, or less than half time enrollment, and to report changes due to withdrawal, leave of absence, dismissal or graduation. Personal identifiable information for student loan borrowers including program of study, anticipated graduation date, and contact information, is also reported. NSLDS records are accessible to all authorized NSLDS users including schools, lenders, loan servicers and guaranty agencies, federal agencies, and other authorized users.