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Dakota Wesleyan University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$34,450 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,750 tuition
$7,200 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$300 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$34,450 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,750 tuition
$7,200 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$300 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$9,000 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($4,531 avg)
27% get state aid ($1,370 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($9,000 avg)
92% get loans ($7,916 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.21% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.21% 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 $15,691 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,531 34%
Pell Grants $3,987 34%
Other Federal Grants $666 28%
Institution Grant Aid $9,000 100%
State Grant Aid $1,370 27%
Student Loans $7,916 92%
Federal Loans $5,005 92%
Other Loans $9,685 28%

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
$13,000 - $14,750 Y N N N
$24,450 Y N N N
$1,000 - $4,000 Y Y Y N
$8,750 - $13,000 Y Y N N
award details Y N N N
award details Y Y Y N
$3,500 - $10,000 Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $530
Out of State $530


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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