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Wellesley College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$64,716 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$48,510 tuition
$15,114 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$292 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$64,716 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$48,510 tuition
$15,114 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$292 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$41,284 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
66% of students receive aid
20% get federal aid ($5,560 avg)
2% get state aid ($2,129 avg)
57% get institn'l aid ($41,284 avg)
32% get loans ($4,632 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.87% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.87% 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 $43,340 57%
Federal Grant Aid $5,560 20%
Pell Grants $4,481 20%
Other Federal Grants $1,962 11%
Institution Grant Aid $41,284 57%
State Grant Aid $2,129 2%
Student Loans $4,632 32%
Federal Loans $3,419 21%
Other Loans $5,504 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 $1,516
Out of State $1,516


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Emmet from San Franciso, CA
  • May-18-2017 I am a current student here

    It is a very expensive school. Although for some they give incredible financial aid, it is not universal to the entire student body. You get a lot of perks because you pay for them and there are incredible internships that the college will pay for.

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  • 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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  • 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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