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Wellesley College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$55,914 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,824 tuition
$13,032 on campus room & board
$800 books
$258 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$55,914 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,824 tuition
$13,032 on campus room & board
$800 books
$258 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$34,063 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
65% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($5,299 avg)
2% get state aid ($1,892 avg)
54% get institn'l aid ($34,063 avg)
32% get loans ($3,890 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.41% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.41% 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 $35,835 54%
Federal Grant Aid $5,299 17%
Pell Grants $4,401 17%
Other Federal Grants $2,000 8%
Institution Grant Aid $34,063 54%
State Grant Aid $1,892 2%
Student Loans $3,890 32%
Federal Loans $3,331 24%
Other Loans $4,485 10%

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 $1,307
Out of State $1,307


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 5
  • Olivia from Springfield, VT
  • Jul-01-2013 I am a current student here

    Wellesley is really expensive, but financial aid is GREAT at meeting need. Their goal is to have you graduate with no debt, and they consider everyone's situation.

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  • 5
  • Saraswati from Seattle, WA
  • Jan-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Wellesley is a great investment. You'll never be disappointed with the academics, but you'll probably be disappointed with the social life. But I think it's worth it.

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