Tuition and Cost
|Student Activity Fee||
Mandatory health insurance will be fully billed in the first semester. The annual fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is $2,290.00. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens may waive the health insurance annually online with proof of adequate insurance coverage. To leave the annual plan and have the charge reversed, a waiver form must be completed by July 28, 2017.
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 28, 2017 Wintersession & Spring Semester: January 3, 2018
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
|Student Activity Fee||$308.00||$292.00|
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.
|Student Activity Fee-Per Credit/Course||$38.50||$37.00|
|Tuition- Per Half Credit/Course||$3,177.50||$3,032.00|
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.
|January 2018||January 2017|
|Tuition Fee (Non-Resident Davis Scholars and Part-Time Students)||$6,355.00||$6,064.00|
|Short-Term Study Abroad Course Fee*||varies by program||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.
|See Summer Session website for fees|
Payment Deadlines: Summer I [Updated]: May 12, 2017 Summer II: June 5, 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.