Affording Wesleyan

Our Commitment to Affordability
Wesleyan has a longstanding history of championing access. While we understand that a college education is not a given for everyone, we believe that students' achievement and potential should never be limited by financial constraints.

That is why we are firmly committed to meeting 100% of our admitted families’ demonstrated financial need. We will build a financial aid package that bridges the distance between how much you can afford and the total cost of a four-year college education—including tuition, housing, books, supplies, and personal expenses.

Explore below how we make a Wesleyan education affordable for you.

How Is Wesleyan Affordable?

Wesleyan is small by design, but we do things in a big way. Big, as in awarding over $75 million in need-based grant aid each year. If your annual family income is less than $120,000, we’ll make sure your financial aid package includes only scholarships, grants, and work-study—not loans—so there is nothing to repay when you graduate. We want our students to focus on getting the most out of their Wesleyan experience, not worrying about potential debt.

How Wes Makes College Affordable

Typical yearly net price of a Wesleyan education


Families with annual income below $60k


Families with annual income $60k to $90k

Calculate Your Cost

Use our interactive calculators for an estimate of how much financial aid you may be eligible to receive and what your overall cost to attend Wesleyan would be.

Getting Started

A family’s financial circumstances should not stand between a motivated, intellectually curious student and a Wesleyan education. No matter your background or financial situation, our Financial Aid Office can help you access a Wesleyan education. You belong at Wesleyan. Let us help make it happen.

Prospective Students Current Students

“I saw my financial aid package and I was super enthusiastic. It was like, I’m actually going to be able to go to college!

Fitzroy "Pablo" Wickham ’21
Neuroscience, Theater, Chemistry
2021 Rhodes Scholar