Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$26,976
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$17,323
$30k - $48k
$19,975
$48k - $75k
$22,639
$75k - $110k
$28,194
$110k+
$32,772
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$47,636
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$47,636
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,984
Books and Supplies
$800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: iwufaid@iwu.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
87%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,421
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,755
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$24,430
Students receiving state aid
26%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,601
Students receiving federal aid
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,755
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$39,164
$30k - $48k
$36,512
$48k - $75k
$33,848
$75k - $110k
$28,293
$110k+
$23,715
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$29,038,979
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$11,934,140

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
65%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,454
Students receiving federal loans
64%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,972
Average Other Loans Per Year
$7,870
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,200
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287

What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
Wesleyan is very expensive, but has its reasons. You are paying to live in a small, tight-knit community focused on academic excellence. If you are someone that Wesleyan wants they'll be sure to help you through, which is a major relief. A lot of people say you pay for your University's name on you diploma, and Wesleyan carries a lot of weight with it.
Nick from Lexington, IL
Wesleyan on your diploma looks better than a lot of state schools, but it isn't particularly well-known outside of Illinois. If you take advantage of the availability of professors and extra activities, you will get yourself a wonderful education. If you aren't on scholarship and aren't motivated to go above and beyond, Wesleyan will be a waste of money.
Musician
of course you get the best bang for your buck! if you did not, then it wouldn't have the wonderful reputation that it does.
guadalupe from chicago, il
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!
Tess from LA Grange, IL
There is an event at Hansen student center almost every other weekend and they are things students want to actually go to - like new movies, concerts with popular bands, etc.
Alexandra from Mahomet, IL
Illinois Wesleyan is expensive, but the quality of the education you will receive is worth the price of tuition. There are some wonderful professors here that you will be glad you were able to have class with. Not only that, but having the Illinois Wesleyan University name follow you into the job market will be extemely benefical.
Colleen from Elmhurst, IL
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.
Dominique from Mount Prospect, IL