Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

Wesleyan University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$63,893 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$47,702 tuition
$13,226 on campus room & board
$2,665 books
$300 fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)

$63,893 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$47,702 tuition
$13,226 on campus room & board
$2,665 books
$300 fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)
Estimated Net Price
Get Your Estimated Cost

Colleges like Wesleyan University are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

Use our tool to get a quick guess about your actual costs and links to tools to get an even better estimate directly form the college.

Average Aid

$34,842 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
58% of students receive aid
21% get federal aid ($5,873 avg)
2% get state aid ($3,033 avg)
48% get institn'l aid ($34,842 avg)
44% get loans ($4,956 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.99% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.99% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $37,511 48%
Federal Grant Aid $5,873 21%
Pell Grants $4,211 21%
Other Federal Grants $2,977 12%
Institution Grant Aid $34,842 48%
State Grant Aid $3,033 2%
Student Loans $4,956 44%
Federal Loans $3,557 42%
Other Loans $15,592 4%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: May 15
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: June 1
Does Wesleyan University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
237 High St
Middletown, CT 06459
(860) 685-2000


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Anastasia from Middletown, CT
  • Oct-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Wesleyan is a wonderful place that is close to major cities, though there is plenty to do on campus. It offers such a diverse group of people that I don't think I could find anywhere else. It is both rigorous and interesting. Everyone is completely excited about what ze is doing which leads to great conversation.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Rilwan from Middletown, CT
  • Oct-23-2012 I am a current student here

    Let's face it, this school is expensive. Studying for a year here will set you back about 55 grand, but at least in my case they were very generous with scholarships, and even though I still ended up paying $4000 this year I definitely feel like it's worth it.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Thomas from Houston, TX
  • Sep-30-2012 I am a current student here

    Ummmm it is on the more expensive end of the spectrum, but it is a good school to attend if you can afford it. It is 100% need met so you will be assisted financially to a great extent which is really nice. Overall the education you receive here is by far superior to other universities.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Brittany from Lithonia, GA
  • Apr-30-2012 I am a current student here

    Wesleyan's tuition is a bit steep, one of the most expensive in the country. But, filling out financial aid can lessen the load. It's a great experience if you can afford it or don't mind taking out loans or looking for scholarships.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Brendan from Middletown, CT
  • Mar-16-2012 I am a current student here

    Wesleyan University is, admittedly, outrageously expensive without scholarships or other aid. It's difficult to justify going to a university for upwards of $50,000 a year. However, the financial aid office is excellent at working with students and parents to help the students continue to attend Wes. If you're able to get even some of the price of attendance reduced, or are able to pay in full, I would say that Wesleyan is well-worth the money. In my college search, Wesleyan stood out as very unique in terms of atmosphere and student body. It has strong majors across the board, from the sciences to theater and the arts, and is well-respected by employers.

    Read More