Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, PA, 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.
$27,925
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$20,943
$30k - $48k
$21,486
$48k - $75k
$23,169
$75k - $110k
$28,286
$110k+
$32,827
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.
$47,964
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.
$47,964
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.
$12,150
Books and Supplies
$800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
89%
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.
27%
Average Aid Per Year
$29,017
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.
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,793
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$26,479
Students receiving state aid
35%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,475
Students receiving federal aid
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,793
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$36,645
$30k - $48k
$36,102
$48k - $75k
$34,419
$75k - $110k
$29,302
$110k+
$24,761
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.
$35,436,407
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$6,389,674

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.
91%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,278
Students receiving federal loans
91%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,768
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,149
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.
$26,000
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.
$287

What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
The education is definitely worth the expensive tuition. I don't regret choosing to go to this college in regards to that. When it comes to housing, however, it is not the best. Many of the dorms in President's Row have major heating issues in the past winters and have also experienced water problems. The wireless internet connection in these dorms is also very poor.
Mina from Chicago
W&J is a private school, so it's naturally going to be more expensive than a public school, but I feel that my education and opportunities that I've been giving here certainly make the money worth while.
Lauren from Bellefonte, PA
With a $40,000 a year sticker price, I had my doubts about attending the college at first. After W&J’s financial aid, my own scholastic merit, and outside scholarships, the yearly cost was knocked down significantly! If you’re looking for a school that will offer you the best for your money (outside of an ivy league), I feel W&J is the next best thing. Not only are you given a faculty of professors with doctorates in their respective fields, dedicated to teaching you a subject, but also, each of the professors emphasize a general mastery of that particular subject and continue to push their students to pursue their major/ career goals. In a way, your professors become your mentors outside of your academic advisor. Be prepared to learn, you won’t be disappointed.
Abrianne from Harrisburg, PA
Now, you may be thinking that I'm crazy... Paying almost $45,000 a year all said and done, how can it be THAT worth it? It is. No doubt about it, it is. This school has the best cafeteria food I have eaten, access to a nice gym, and a massive list of clubs and activities for a college of this size. Plus, if you ever have an idea, just take it to one of the student reps and they'll see what they can do for you. There are so many opportunities that they make for you that they should almost charge you more!
Brandon from Bethel Park, PA
Academics= amazing and worth the tuition. Freshman dorms, food, facilities= I feel like they could do better. I got shoved into a tiny room above the boiler, so it's always cramped and overheated. The food is decent, but stereotypical college food, aka sub-par. Freshman guys have to journey to other buildings to use the unreliable laundry facilities. It's just a moderate amount of these types of minor annoyances that make me feel like my tuition money could be better spent. There's even a Facebook group called I pay 43,000 a year to... as an ironic statement for how many students feel about the use of their tuition. However, what's really important is academics, and in this area, you DEFINITELY get a bang for the (substantial) buck.
Benjamin from Elizabeth, PA
the college is very pricey but is willing to offer plenty of financial aids. depending on how much the student gets involved and takes advantage of his/her education determines if the money is worth it or not.
Chelsea from Pittsburgh, PA
Like I mentioned earlier, the class sizes is what really sold me on coming to W&J. I am close to practically all of my professors. I learn just as much outside the classroom as I do in it. My biggest class had 35 people in it, and that is considered a large class. It is easy to get that one-on-one attention that is important to higher education. There are a couple cons, though. The school seems to offer almost every student financial aid, but in the long run, those who have more of a problem coming up with the money don't necessarily get the scholarships from the school that home can't provide. It is important to look at internships and outside scholarships. And because it is a private school, the tuition is quite pricey. When you look at the overall experience of attending this school, though, it is hard to think you are making a mistake. A large amount of students travel abroad, get great internships during college and great jobs after college. It really depends on how you deep immerse yourself in the school's advantages.
Cassy from Santa Maria, CA
W&J is expensive, but your education is an investment. I made a lot of connections with faculty, administrators, staff, and students. It is a lot of money, but I think it is well worth the investment. You get so many opportunities, and meeting the right people on campus allows you to make a name for yourself. It's all about connections and using your resources! W&J provides that and much more.
Huong from Reading, PA

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