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Williams College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$65,480 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,490 tuition
$13,690 on campus room & board*
N/A books and supplies
$300 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$65,480 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,490 tuition
$13,690 on campus room & board*
N/A books and supplies
$300 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

*Students on Financial Aid receive Free Books

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$47,600 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
50% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($5,404 avg)
3% get state aid ($2,258 avg)
48% get institn'l aid ($47,600 avg)
24% get loans ($4,388 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.63% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.71% 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 $46,400 48%
Federal Grant Aid $5,404 17%
Pell Grants $4,519 17%
Other Federal Grants $4,000 4%
Institution Grant Aid $47,600 48%
State Grant Aid $2,258 3%
Student Loans $4,388 24%
Federal Loans $4,283 23%
Other Loans $7,488 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y Y Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: January 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: When admission decisions are released
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: Regular Decision 5/1
Does Williams College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
995 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 597-4181
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,716
Out of State $1,716


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Kaelynn
  • Sep-30-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Students leave Williams better people who know how to think. Even though Williams is expensive, if a student receives financial aid, books are free.

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  • 5
  • joe
  • May-01-2016 I am a current student here

    the williams name will definitely take you places! as long as you apply yourself and take advantage of the resources, you'll go far.

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  • 5
  • nj eph
  • May-01-2016 I am a current student here

    financially, williams was a place i could afford, and i was able to do so much (and travel a lot!) with my aid package.

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  • 5
  • andrew
  • Apr-20-2016 I am a current student here

    williams has some of the best financial aid in the country. to see how much your family could receive, i recommend using the financial aid calculator on the website. the estimate is very close to the actual award that is given.

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  • 5
  • Ian from Brooklyn, NY
  • Feb-10-2016 I am a current student here

    Williams has a fantastic financial aid policy, cost will never be an issue to attend. Check out the Net Price Calculator here: that lets you estimate how much it would cost you to attend.

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