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Illinois Wesleyan University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$47,592 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$37,774 tuition
$8,838 on campus room & board
$800 books
$180 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$47,592 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$37,774 tuition
$8,838 on campus room & board
$800 books
$180 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$16,469 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
18% get federal aid ($4,136 avg)
24% get state aid ($4,518 avg)
97% get institn'l aid ($16,469 avg)
63% get loans ($7,976 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.75% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.75% 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 $18,294 97%
Federal Grant Aid $4,136 18%
Pell Grants $3,939 18%
Other Federal Grants $214 16%
Institution Grant Aid $16,469 97%
State Grant Aid $4,518 24%
Student Loans $7,976 63%
Federal Loans $5,701 61%
Other Loans $7,583 20%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$10,000 - $15,000 Y
$5,000 - $18,000 Y
$3,000 - $18,000 Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Illinois Wesleyan University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1312 N Park St
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,180
Out of State $1,180


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Tess from LA Grange, IL
  • Feb-25-2015 I am a current student here

    It is quite expensive, but by far worth the price. Great professors, wonderful new facilities, and a wonderful reputation that comes with the IWU name!

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  • 3
  • Claritza from CHICAGO, IL
  • Dec-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Be extra careful on how you spend your money. You do not want to blow it all up and spend so much on things you want to get rather than what you may need. Other thing to keep in mind, save your money. You could save so much and maybe later buy yourself a car, or you could gather friends and rent an apartment.

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  • 4
  • Dominique from Mount Prospect, IL
  • Jul-17-2013 I am a current student here

    Illinois Wesleyan's tuition is expensive, but they do offer lots of financial assistance and I couldn't imagine a better education anywhere else. For students who truly want to learn and excel in their field, Illinois Wesleyan is the best option. I am always amazed at the lengths my professors and advisers will go to make sure I can fit all classes and study abroad opportunities into my 4-year plan in order to make me a marketable candidate for graduate schools or to begin my career. I believe this shows that Illinois Wesleyan is willing to go the extra mile for students, which is an invaluable characteristic in an undergraduate university.

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  • 4
  • Jessica from Montgomery, IL
  • Apr-22-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Illinois Wesleyan's admissions and financial aid offices are working very close with me to try and make the university affordable. I am very pleased with the ending cost for the university and am pleasantly surprised at how helpful everyone has been.

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  • 3
  • Caitlyn
  • Apr-19-2013 I am a current student here

    The tuition price is extremely high for what is provided.

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