Tuition & Cost

Tuition and Cost

Resident Student Comprehensive Fee 2018-19

Tuition: $53,408.00
Student Activity Fee: $324.00
Room: $8,468.00
Meal Plan: $8,000.00
Total: $70,200.00

Mandatory health insurance will be fully billed in the fall semester except for students registered for the spring semester only. The annual fee for the 2018-2019 academic year is $2,517.00. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens may waive the health insurance annually online with proof of adequate insurance coverage.

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

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; 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 2018-19

Tuition: $53,408.00
Student Activity Fee: $324.00
Total: $53,732.00

Please note: If you live off campus, your financial aid package will only reflect tuition and fees, not expenses toward off-campus housing and meals. 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 2018-19

Tuition - Per Credit/Course: $6,676.00
Student Activity Fee - Per Credit/Course: $40.50
Tuition - Per Half Credit/Course: $3,338.00

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 and meals. 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.


Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Student Comprehensive Fee 2018-19

Tuition - Per Credit/Course: $667.60
Student Activity Fee - Per Credit/Course: $16.00
Tuition - Per Half Credit/Course: $333.80

Please note: Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification students may be eligible for federal financial aid but not institutional financial aid. Please speak with a financial aid counselor for more information.


Wintersession January 2019

Tuition Fee (Non-Resident Davis Scholars and Part-Time Students): $6,676.00
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 course. Regular semester financial aid recipients may receive aid for Wintersession.


Summer Session 2018

See Summer Session website for fees

Payment Deadlines: Summer I:  May 7, 2018      Summer II:  June 4, 2018

Please note: Tuition and other summer session fees are not included in regular year tuition. Wellesley students who receive financial aid during the academic year will be assessed for summer aid automatically upon registration (there is no formal application to complete). Financial aid is not available for non-Wellesley College students. Please visit the Summer Session website for a list of fees. Billing and payment information can be found on our website, as well as information on how to access the Wellesley Student Account Center (SAC). Non-billing or payment questions concerning Summer@Wellesley should be directed to the Summer Session Office at 781.283.2200 or summer@wellesley.edu.