Tuition & Cost

Wellesley College's Planning for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

For the latest updates regarding Wellesley College’s planning for changes to the 2021-2022 academic year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please see Keeping Wellesley Healthy.

Tuition and Cost

Resident Student Comprehensive Fee 2021-22

 

Fall 2021 

Spring 2022

Total 2021-2022

Tuition:

$30,212

$30,212

$60,424

Student Activity Fee: 

$164

$164 

$328

Room:

$4,852

$4,852

$9,704

Meal Plan:

$4,292

$4,292

$8,584

Total:

$39,520

$39,520

$79,040

The charges listed above do not include costs for books, personal expenses, health insurance, or travel. These costs may vary, but we estimate the annual costs of books at $800, personal expenses at $1,250, health insurance at $3,440 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. For more information please contact the Career Education Office. 

Wellesley may be more affordable than you think. Go to Estimate Your Cost

Costs for Other Categories of Students


Nonresident Davis, Post-Baccalaureate, or Special Student Comprehensive Fee 2021-22

Tuition - Per Credit/Course: $7,553
Student Activity Fee - Per Credit/Course: $41.00
Tuition - Per Half Credit/Course: $3,776.50

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 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.


Summer Session 2021

See Summer Session website for fees

Payment Deadline: May 21, 2021

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 or for Wellesley College students who were not enrolled in 2020-2021. 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 Workday. Non-billing or payment questions concerning Summer@Wellesley should be directed to the Summer Session Office at 781.283.2200 or summer@wellesley.edu.

 

Resident Student Comprehensive Fee 2020-21

 

Fall 2020 (Terms 1+2)

Spring 2021 (Terms 3+4)

Total 2020-2021

Tuition:

$29,060

$29,060

$58,120

Student Activity Fee: 

$164

$164 

$328

Room:

$4,597

$4,597

$9,194

Meal Plan:

$4,289

$4,289

$8,578

Total:

$38,110

$38,110

$76,220

The charges listed above do not include costs for books, personal expenses, health insurance, or travel. These costs may vary, but we estimate the annual costs of books at $800, personal expenses at $1,250, health insurance at $3,034, and travel from $0 to $2,000.

 

Nonresident Student Comprehensive Fee 2020-21

Tuition: $58,120.00
Student Activity Fee: $328.00
Total: $58,448.00

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.

Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Student Comprehensive Fee 2020-21

Tuition - Per Credit/Course: $726.50
Student Activity Fee - Per Credit/Course: $16.00
Tuition - Per Half Credit/Course: $363.25

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 2020

Tuition Fee (Non-Resident Davis Scholars and Part-Time Students): $6,966.00
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.