Washington College
Chestertown, MD, 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.
$29,457
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,619
$30k - $48k
$20,023
$48k - $75k
$23,847
$75k - $110k
$28,959
$110k+
$35,318
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.
$46,978
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.
$46,978
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.
$12,414
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: fa_office@washcoll.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
88%
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.
18%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,844
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.
18%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,987
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$25,030
Students receiving state aid
13%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,454
Students receiving federal aid
23%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,987
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$38,088
$30k - $48k
$41,910
$48k - $75k
$33,135
$75k - $110k
$28,618
$110k+
$22,780
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$9,887,763

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.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,221
Students receiving federal loans
62%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,446
Average Other Loans Per Year
$18,351
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.
$20,000
Loan Default Rate
2%
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

4.09 Average Rating
Washington College certainly is not cheap, but I feel that if I had attended a larger, possibly cheaper school, I would not have all the personal interaction I have at Washington. My professors know me which is a great feeling. I can go up to one of my professors in the dining hall and ask him a question and I get an immediate answer. They always have office hours when you need to go talk to them or if you send them an email they reply in no time at all. Washington College may cost a little more than some private schools, but I wouldn't give up my close relationships with the faculty and staff for any other school.
Sara from Myersville, MD
Don't let the price scare you! Most students attend Washington College on a generous scholarship as provided by our donors!
Anastasia from Jackson, NJ
It is a very expensive college. That being said, they are VERY generous with financial aid if you need it and/or if you work hard. I would not be attending this school without their wonderful financial aid.
Alexandra from Narvon, PA
I really can't complain. WAC has helped me to enjoy college life.
Ceaira from Cornwall, NY
Washington College is on the pricey side, but the education you will receive is worth it. Every Professor has office hours to help and if you cant make it, they are very flexible, by trying to work around your schedule. There is also the Math and Writing Center, Office of Academic Skills, tutoring, etc. Even though it is pricey, the amount of financial aid given to students who qualify, can really help take the financial burden off your shoulder.
Martianee from Pennsauken, NJ
Being a private school that does not receive the same amount of funding if any like the big state schools, Washington College does have quite a tuition fee. Paying that tuition gives you access to so many resources right at your disposal. There are Writing Centers and Math Centers that will help you with anything you need for that class. Also have many workshops that will teach you study and test taking skills. Also, what WC offers that some other college do not offer are labs. If you are interested in studying a science you will get to have hands on experiences with experiments based on the content you are learning in that class. The benefits also at WC are that the teachers are very accessible and have more access to one on one conversations with them. All of my teachers know me and mostly everyone in my class by name. You can not get that type of student/teacher relationship in other big schools. Washington College is definitely worth the expense.
Arlvin from Forest Hill, MD

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