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.

*There will be an additional $250 student fee for first-year Medical Engineering students
Degree Program 2020-21 Academic Year
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree $63,500 annual rate
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences $1,100 per credit hour
Master of Science in Medical Engineering* $1,000 per credit hour


Dual Degree Programs (MD/PHD, MD/MBA)

Students enrolled in an MD-PhD or MD-MBA dual degree program complete degree requirements at WMed and Van Andel Institute Graduate School (PhD) or Western Michigan University (MBA). When taking courses at WMed, students register, pay tuition and other account charges, and receive financial aid (if eligible) from WMed. When taking courses at Van Andel Institute Graduate School or Western Michigan University, students register, pay tuition and other account charges, and receive financial aid (if eligible) from the respective institution.  

There may be terms/semesters when courses will be taken at both institutions. In that instance, students are required to register, and are responsible to pay all account charges, at each respective institution.

Dual Enrollment and Consortium Agreements

Students enrolled in the Master’s Degree in Medical Engineering program may transfer up to 12 credits from Western Michigan University. When taking courses at WMed, students will register, pay tuition and other account charges, and receive financial aid (if eligible) from WMed. When taking courses at Western Michigan University for transfer to WMed, students will register at both institutions, and will pay all account charges and receive financial aid (if eligible) from WMed. Students receiving financial aid will complete a Consortium Agreement that will be signed by representatives of both institutions. 

Tuition Discounts

Employees of the medical school may be eligible for tuition reimbursement of up to $5,250 each academic year. See policy HR74 Tuition Reimbursement for more information.

The spouse, qualified same sex domestic partner, and dependent children of full-time employed (0.80 FTE and greater) faculty (at the rank of Assistant Professor and higher) and staff of the medical school may be eligible for a 25% tuition remission benefit. See policy HR 76 Tuition Reimbursement for more information.

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. 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 Financial Aid Policy Manual for more specific information.

Past Due Accounts 

Students are responsible for any unpaid balance on their account. Any past-due tuition balance may result in a hold being placed on a student's account and deregistration from current and future courses. Students who are sponsored by a third party provider (e.g. government agency, employer, Veterans Affairs Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 beneficiaries in accordance with Public Law 115-407) will not have a hold placed on their account or be deregistered from courses. 

Credit Hours Required for Degree Completion

Degree Program Credits
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree - Class of 2021 179.5 credits
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree - Class of 2022 and later 178.5 credits
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences 30 credits
Master of Science in Medical Engineering 30 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.