Cost of Attendance

Tuition and required fees are fixed for all students. Financial aid is available to students who apply at the time of admission, and Wesleyan meets the full demonstrated need of all admitted students who apply and qualify for need-based financial aid. For the 2020–2021* academic year, the costs are:

First-Years and Sophomores Juniors and Seniors
Tuition $59,086 $59,086
Activity Fee $300 $300
New Student Matriculation Fee $300 $0
Green Fund Fee (optional)† $30 $30
Residential Comprehensive Fee $16,384 $18,626
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200
Personal Expenses $1,465 $1,465
TOTAL $78,765 $80,707

 † An optional opt-out fee set by students to fund sustainable projects on campus.

Wesleyan is a residential institution. All Wesleyan undergraduates are required to live in University housing and participate in a University meal plan. The Residential Comprehensive Fee (RCF) for first-year and sophomore students is $16,384. The RCF for juniors and seniors is $18,626, as junior and senior students typically have access to more independent living options as well as meal plans that permit greater flexibility. All students can upgrade to an enhanced meal plan at an additional cost. Optional student health insurance is also available through an outside agency for an additional fee (all students must have health insurance).


* Cost of attendance for the 2021–2022 academic year will be released in early March 2021.