Tuition and Cost
|Resident Student Comprehensive Fee||2015-2016|
|Student Activity Fee||$286|
Wellesley College students, including Davis Scholars, are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan. The fee for the plan appears on the first EBill of the fall semester (or the spring semester, for those students enrolling in the spring semester only). The annual insurance premium for the 2015-2016 academic year is $2,004 (or $1,277 for spring only). Students can waive enrollment if they have adequate insurance coverage. A waiver form must be completed by July 29th (fall or full year) or January 5, 2016 (spring) to leave the plan and have the charge reversed.
The charges listed above do not include costs for books, 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.
Payment Due Dates: Fall Semester: July 29, 2015 Spring Semester: January 5, 2016
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; approximately 50 percent of the Class of 2014 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.
* Wellesley may be more affordable than you think. Go to Estimate Your Cost.
Costs for Other Categories of Students
|Nonresident Student Comprehensive Fee||2015-2016|
|Student Activity Fee||$286|
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
|Student Activity Fee-Per Credit/Course||$36|
|Tuition- Per Half Credit/Course||$2,909.50|
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.
|Tuition Fee (Non-Resident Davis Scholars and Part-Time Students)||$5,819|
|Short-Term Study Abroad Course Fee*||varies by program|
* Contact sponsoring 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.
|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 assistance 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 Session, at 781.283.2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.