We are committed to making Wellesley accessible to students from all walks of life. Nearly 60% of Wellesley families receive grant aid, so they don’t pay the full cost of tuition. Last year, we awarded more than $83 million in need-based financial aid, most of it in grants and scholarships that never need to be repaid. The average annual grant award was $67,469.

So: The cost of a Wellesley education is a number, but it’s not a barrier. The value of the experience—the community, the skills, the hard-won confidence, the expanding sense of possibility—is infinite.

By the Numbers

  • 100% We meet 100% of calculated need for all admitted students.

  • $18,514 The average student debt for all four years at Wellesley is less than $20,000—significantly less than the national average.

  • $100,000 Families with annual incomes under $100,000 have no packaged loans.


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Understanding financial aid

Learn why a Wellesley education is within your reach.