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Wellesley College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$57,842 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,288 tuition
$13,488 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$266 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$57,842 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,288 tuition
$13,488 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$266 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$36,891 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
68% of students receive aid
19% get federal aid ($4,909 avg)
2% get state aid ($2,317 avg)
58% get institn'l aid ($36,891 avg)
31% get loans ($4,339 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.17% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.17% 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 $38,166 59%
Federal Grant Aid $4,909 19%
Pell Grants $4,128 19%
Other Federal Grants $1,935 8%
Institution Grant Aid $36,891 58%
State Grant Aid $2,317 2%
Student Loans $4,339 31%
Federal Loans $3,371 20%
Other Loans $4,893 14%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: January 15
Financial aid deadline: January 22
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Wellesley College offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
(781) 283-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,353
Out of State $1,353


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Lindsey
  • Mar-13-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Their financial aid is crazy niceT

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  • 5
  • lily
  • Jun-16-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    it's expensive to attend, but the alumni network is so strong and the professors are so supportive that it's worth it.

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  • 3
  • Mina from Ontario, CA
  • Nov-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Oh man, the town of Wellesley is rated like among the top 3 wealthiest cities in the U.S. sometimes so you better believe stuff here is expensive. Boston isn't so bad, but you can't go without money. If you have a job, it's not so bad. If you get a really good financial aid package, your job will let you have all the fun you want if you're careful. In terms of the EDUCATION, if you're from a low-income family, you can get a really good financial aid package. If not, I know it depends. Overall, the Wellesley education is great, IF you already come from money. Wellesley has a lot of resources to help out though.

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  • 5
  • Mackenzie from San Francisco, CA
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Be sure to take a wide variety of classes and take advantage of the many departments. Every major at Wellesley thinks her department is the best department. Also, take advantage of Wellesley's many partnerships with other schools by taking classes at Olin (engineering), Babson (business/entrepreneurship), or MIT. What a deal!

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  • 5
  • Sessen from Wellesley, MA
  • Jul-27-2013 I am a current student here

    They give you amazing financial aid, great internships, good networks for after you graduate. Definitely worth the money.

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