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Dakota Wesleyan University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$31,250 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,550 tuition
$6,800 on campus room & board
$900 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)

$31,250 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,550 tuition
$6,800 on campus room & board
$900 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$9,000 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
37% get federal aid ($4,329 avg)
21% get state aid ($1,199 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($9,000 avg)
84% get loans ($8,047 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.76% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.76% 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 $14,984 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,329 37%
Pell Grants $3,799 37%
Other Federal Grants $922 21%
Institution Grant Aid $9,000 100%
State Grant Aid $1,199 21%
Student Loans $8,047 84%
Federal Loans $6,119 84%
Other Loans $8,919 19%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y Y Y N
award details Y N N N
$1,000 - $4,000 Y Y Y N
$13,000 - $14,750 Y N N N
$23,550 Y N N N
$10,750 - $13,000 Y Y N N
award details Y N N N
$5,000 Y Y Y N
$12,000 - $13,750 Y N N N
$1,000 Y Y Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Dakota Wesleyan University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1200 W University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301-4398
(605) 995-2650


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Ellen from Mitchell, SD
  • Apr-04-2014 I am a current student here

    I hated the thought at paying as much as I have when I first started. I realized later though that through DWU scholarships, I am not really paying more than most public universities in larger states. It is well worth the cost for the personal attention in class.

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  • 4
  • Kira from Mitchell, SD
  • Feb-13-2013 I am a current student here

    DWU Financial Aid is really good at giving scholarships where they're needed, so you get a good education for the price you pay.

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  • 4
  • Briana from Warner, SD
  • Jan-18-2012 I am a current student here

    Tuition is high, but the school is private and the classes do challenge you. They also offer many scholarships.

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