Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH, 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.
$26,628
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$20,049
$30k - $48k
$20,628
$48k - $75k
$22,156
$75k - $110k
$27,467
$110k+
$31,459
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.
$48,832
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.
$48,832
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.
$13,288
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
83%
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.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$35,864
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.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,974
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$33,592
Students receiving state aid
16%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,311
Students receiving federal aid
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,974
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$39,842
$30k - $48k
$40,838
$48k - $75k
$40,886
$75k - $110k
$37,314
$110k+
$32,750
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.
$33,004,784
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$14,216,267

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.
77%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,974
Students receiving federal loans
62%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,633
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,791
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.
$19,875
Loan Default Rate
4%
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.
$258

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
OWU gives out a lot of financial aid, so the sticker price is rarely what you pay.
Jen from Spring, TX
OWU is expensive, but their merit scholarships are easy to apply for if you're in good standing. All in all, I think my yearly costs are actually around $22,000 versus the full price, but it's worth every damned penny. I wouldn't trade going to OWU for anything else - I absolutely love it. When I enrolled, I knew that I was going to have a good college experience, but I never could have predicted how much fun I would have, how many friends I would make, or how much I'd learn about myself in addition to my studies. It's not just a university - it's a life experience.
Veronica from Central Ohio
This one varies. I've said before you get back in proportion to what you put in here. If you put in some work, you can come here quite cheaply. And if you work hard, you can excel and benefit greatly here. In this case, it's incredibly worthwhile.
However, if you just want a degree and will work minimally, sure, you can probably do it, but you'd be better off elsewhere.
Jay from Dayton, OH
This school is very expensive, but most students don't pay the full amount. They have a lot of endowments and they readily give out scholarships. the one-on-one time that you get with your professors, and the different types of classes that the school offers, this place is definitely worth the money.
Dana from Culpeper, Va
OWU gives out a good amount of financial aid, but the money can still add up to make it a pretty expensive school. Even so, what OWU can do for you can definitely make what you pay worth it.
Haley from Ohio
As long as you plan your schedule right and take close to the maximum credits allowed, there's plenty of bang for your buck. The bang, however, is really up to each student to find because no one can tell you the best way for you to make the most of your experiences at OWU.
Emily from Amherst, OH
No matter where you go, college is always going to be a big adjustment, because there will always be challenges/obstacles: environmental, class courses, peers, etc. I'm the only child from a big city, and decided to go to a small, diverse, liberal arts college. I do not regret this decision one bit, because I like the caring atmosphere and enjoy the personal relationships that I'm creating, along my journey.
Alescia at Ohio Wesleyan University

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