Detailed Tuition & Costs

Resident Student Comprehensive Fee 2013-2014 2014-2015
Tuition $43,288 $44,802
Student Activity Fee $266 $276
Room $6,846 $7,086
Meal Plan $6,642 $6,874
Total $57,042 $59,038


The charges listed above do not include costs for books, or personal expenses, or travel. These costs may vary, but we estimate the costs of books at $800, personal expenses at $1,250, and travel from $0 to $2,000.

There is no separate health insurance plan for the fall semester. The fee for insurance appears on the first EBill of the fall semester. All Davis Scholars will be enrolled in the insurance plan and assessed the insurance charge. The insurance rate for 2014-2015 is $1,920.  A waiver must be completed by July 25 if you have comparable coverage.

Payment Due Dates: Fall Semester: July 26; Spring Semester: January 3. 

Affording Wellesley

Wellesley is widely regarded as one of the nation's top colleges in terms of its commitment to making education affordable to families. When assessing a student's financial need, we go beyond tuition, room, and meal plan and look at a broad range of expenses, including books, personal items, and travel for students who live at a distance. The College is in the fortunate position of being able to work individually with families and to extend help to those whose changed circumstances have reduced their ability to pay.

Wellesley's financial support does not end when classes do. The College subsidizes summer internships around the world. By graduation, 70 percent of Wellesley students have completed an internship; more than 50 percent of the Class of 2010 held at least one Wellesley-funded internship. In addition, financial aid awards are portable, making it possible for students to use these funds for international study and U.S. exchange programs.

Costs for Other Categories of Students

Nonresident Student Comprehensive Fee 2013-2014 2014-2015
Tuition $43,288 $44,802
Student Activity Fee $266 $276
Total $43,554 $45,078


Please note: If you live off campus, your financial aid package will only reflect tuition and fees, not expenses toward off-campus housing. Your aid will reflect costs associated with commuting. Loans are available to help with off-campus living expenses. You should speak with a financial aid counselor if you are interested in borrowing.
 

Nonresident Davis, Post-Baccalaureate
or Special Student Comprehensive Fee
2013-2014 2014-2015
Tuition-Per Credit/Course $5,411 $5,600
Student Activity Fee-Per Credit/Course $33 $35
Tuition- Per Half Credit/Course $2,706 $2,800


Please note: If you are a Davis Scholar and live off campus and do not have dependent children, your aid from Wellesley College will not include expenses for off-campus living. If you live off campus, your financial aid package will only reflect tuition and fees, not expenses toward off-campus housing. Your aid will reflect costs associated with commuting. Loans are available to help with off-campus living expenses. You should speak with a financial aid counselor if you are interested in borrowing. If you are a postbaccalaureate student or special student, you are not eligible for financial aid and you are not eligible for campus housing. 
 

Wintersession January 2014
Tuition (Non-Resident Davis Scholars Only) TBD
Course Fee* TBD

*Course fee varies depending on study away program. Contact department or program regarding costs.

Please note: Students may choose to remain on campus to pursue internships, independent study, or courses offered for credit or noncredit. Students taking Wintersession courses are subject to regular semester academic regulations. Tuition for Wintersession is included in regular year tuition for all students except for non-resident Davis Scholars who pay by the course. Regular semester financial aid recipients may receive aid for Wintersession.
 

Summer Session 2014
See Summer Session website for rates  


Please note: Tuition and other summer session fees are not included in regular year tuition. Wellesley students may apply for limited financial aid from the Summer Session office. Financial aid is not available for non-Wellesley College students. Please visit the Summer Session website for information on fees. If you have other questions concerning Wellesley College Summer Session please contact Corinne Frazer, director of Summer School, at 781.283.2200 or by email at cfrazer@wellesley.edu.

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