Wesleyan Students

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We will calculate your family contribution and meet 100% of your financial need. Check out these numbers for the first-year students entering Fall 2014.

33% first-year financial aid recipients receiving total scholarships and grants that exceed $55,000

50% first-year financial aid recipients receiving total scholarships and grants that equal or exceed the tuition amount ($48,272)

85% first-year financial aid recipients receiving total scholarships and grants that exceed $25,000

$7,249 average net price for families with annual income below 30,000*

$8,825 average net price for families with annual income between $30,000 and $60,000*

$18,350 average net price for families with annual income between $60,000 and $90,000*

43% first-year students receiving scholarships and grants to make Wesleyan affordable

*Net price equals cost of attendance ($64,163) minus total grant aid. Families help meet the net price with family income and assets, student loans, and student employment. The net price in the lower income ranges is inflated by a few families with unusually high assets relative to their income. Numbers do not include international non-U.S. citizens.


No Loan/Reduced Loan Policy
Most families who earn less than $60,000 will be offered a financial aid package that is without loans. Most families who are Federal Pell eligible and who earn more than $60,000 will be offered a reduced-loan package. Wesleyan students at family income levels above $60,000 who qualify for need-based institutional aid are not expected to borrow more than a combined total of $19,000 over the course of their entire Wesleyan undergraduate education: $3,500 as a first-year, $4,500 as a sophomore, $5,500 as a junior, and $5,500 as a senior.


Net Price Calculator
Use your most recent tax returns and asset information to plug in your numbers at our net price calculator to see what your aid award might look like. The net price calculator is an excellent guide to aid in early financial planning for college. The typical award includes grants and scholarships, federal loans, and student employ-ment. Results of the calculator are not guaranteed and special circumstances are reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid. A link to the net price calculator can be found on the top right of this page.



Wesleyan is committed to enrolling a student body that is socioeconomically diverse. We award more than $49,000,000 per year in need-based grants and scholarships. By meeting the full demonstrated need of every admitted student, we make it possible for you to attend regardless of financial circumstances. We also cap tuition increases based on inflation, and we offer a three-year degree program (see below). Families need to look beyond “sticker price” and apply for need-based aid to know what Wesleyan will cost. Assuming you have completed the financial aid application, we will notify you of your financial aid award along with your acceptance.


The Three-Year Option and Capping Tuition Increases
In addition to our robust need-based financial aid programs, we have two additional initiatives to keep Wesleyan affordable. We are committed to rein in growth in the cost of attendance over time by limiting tuition increases to a standard inflationary index. We also offer you the opportunity to complete your degree require-ments (32 credits) in three years. This option could save families approximately 20% of the total costs of the BA degree. By using two AP or IB or A-level exam credits and three Wesleyan summer sessions, you do not have to take an increased courseload during any semester. If you pursue this option, you should expect to choose your major early in the sophomore year, leaving ample time to complete the degree requirements. We encourage you to apply for aid to see how affordable Wesleyan can be. If you do not think you will qualify for need-based aid but still need help meeting college costs, please review the financing information here. We offer information on federal student and parent loans.