Wheaton College
Wheaton, 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.
$27,474
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$16,099
$30k - $48k
$17,768
$48k - $75k
$18,474
$75k - $110k
$24,461
$110k+
$34,887
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.
$40,570
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.
$40,570
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.
$10,735
Books and Supplies
$800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
74%
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.
21%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,409
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.
21%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,607
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,538
Students receiving state aid
6%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,599
Students receiving federal aid
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,607
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$30,774
$30k - $48k
$33,002
$48k - $75k
$29,523
$75k - $110k
$24,915
$110k+
$15,050
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.
$32,891,224
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$7,715,099

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.
52%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,312
Students receiving federal loans
52%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,116
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,274
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.
$20,500
Loan Default Rate
1%
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.
$216

What Students Are Saying

4.32 Average Rating
It's expensive, but is a pretty good deal for a private college. Tuition is subsidized by $10,000 across the board by donors.
Andy from Wheaton, IL
it's expensive, but you get what you pay for. also, wheaton college's financial aid department and the wheaton fund help many students pay their way for an education that would otherwise be out of reach.
Daniel from Wheaton, IL
Compared to many other private christian schools Wheaton is farely reasonable. Especially for the amount of time and dedication the professors take in to helping their students succeed. Also Wheaton awards a lot of aid money. Last year they awarded more than 12 million dollars to the 2,386 students.
Cassidy from Grand Haven, MI
While at first glance Wheaton may look expensive, it offers a very affordable financial aid package for those who need it.
Bethany
Wheaton's class sizes are small, which I find as a real strength. Basically, you can't hide in auditorium seating hoping that a teacher won't notice that you're not there or that you haven't read your assignment. If you attend Wheaton, there is no hiding. It is a school that is purposeful and strategic in doing everything to educate you while also encouraging students to participate and get involved.
Kevin from Seminole, FL
The need-based financial aid here is good, but merit-based aid is seriously lacking.
Jessica from Medford, OR
Even though Wheaton is expensive, it is worth every penny.
Natalie from Grabill, IN
Wheaton is expensive, but it prepares you well not just for a career after college, but for LIFE after college.
Emily from Fleetwood, PA

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