Westminster College
New Wilmington, 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.
$20,812
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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.
$37,675
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.
$37,675
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.
$12,430
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
84%
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.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,954
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.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,961
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$23,763
Students receiving state aid
42%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,186
Students receiving federal aid
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,961
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$32,004
$30k - $48k
$30,745
$48k - $75k
$28,582
$75k - $110k
$25,833
$110k+
$23,295
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.
$27,235,932
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$3,407,524

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.
83%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,875
Students receiving federal loans
82%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,052
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,318
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.
$21,375
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.
$280

What Students Are Saying

3.60 Average Rating
Yes, Westminster is not the cheapest school in the world. However, they do offer a generous amount of aid compared to other schools in that price range.
Jennifer from PA
Everyone I have talked to in my graduate degree search has had great thing to say about the Westminster Graduates. I they just know their stuff. The education is worth every penny.
Debra from Pittsburgh, PA
Although Westminster is expensive, it is actually one of the most affordable liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. It is a quality education; every class is worth the tuition due to the resources available and value of the lessons. There is also a free movie theater on campus that plays movies that were recently in theaters. Free popcorn and drinks accompanies these movies! Overall, the room and board is worth the price. While some of the freshman dorms aren’t very big, they are still nice. On the other hand, the upper class dorms are very spacious and nice. Also, although the price seems expensive, the college offers many scholarships that are worth over $10,000. The financial aid office is always willing to help if you need another scholarship along the line.
Rebecca from New Castle, PA
Westminster has a high sticker price, but awards nice financial aid packages. The College has strong alumni support, and therefore, is able to award scholarship aid to most students whom attend. Many alumni have said, once you have a degree from Westminster, you won't have to worry about finding a job. So, in this struggling economy more than ever, every penny spent at Westminster College is worth it because employers know that it is a good school with students of high integrity. The tuition paid by students now will definitely pay off in the long run.
Morgan from New Concord, OH

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