Tuition and Cost

Resident Student Comprehensive Fee 2016-2017
Tuition

$48,510

Student Activity Fee

$292

Room $7,672
Meal Plan $7,442
Total $63,916

 

Mandatory health insurance will be fully billed in the first semester. The annual fee for the 2016-2017 academic year is $2,110. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens may waive the health insurance annually online with proof of adequate insurance coverage. A waiver form must be completed by July 29, 2016, 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 annual costs of books at $800, personal expenses at $1,250, and travel from $0 to $2,000.

Payment Deadlines:      Fall Semester:  July 29, 2016      Wintersession & Spring Semester:  January 4, 2017

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 2016-2017
Tuition $48,510
Student Activity Fee $292
Total $48,802

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
2016-2017
Tuition-Per Credit/Course $6,064
Student Activity Fee-Per Credit/Course $37
Tuition- Per Half Credit/Course $3,032

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 2017
Tuition Fee (Non-Resident Davis Scholars and Part-Time Students) $6,064
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.
 

Summer Session 2016
See Summer Session website for rates  

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 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 cfrazer@wellesley.edu.