Wesleyan is committed to enrolling a diverse student body – including those from wide-ranging economic backgrounds. Here’s what you need to know about how we handle financial aid: if you’re admitted, we meet your full demonstrated need, making it possible for you to attend Wesleyan whatever your financial circumstances.
Beginning with the entering class in 2008, Wesleyan has eliminated loans in favor of outright grants for most students with a family income below $40,000. On our website below, we have outlined the ways a Wesleyan education can be a manageable cost for you and your family.
To help give you a sense of how financial aid packages are caclulated, here you will find some sample packages:
These samples show that you do not have to be wealthy or even well off to consider affording Wesleyan. We are committed to helping you receive a Wesleyan education without incurring unmanageable need-based debt. In 2011-12, our students received financial aid awards ranging from $3,500 to $55,300. These students came from families with annual incomes between $0 and $285,000.
A Wesleyan education can be surprisingly affordable. For a preliminary idea of how much you would be expected to contribute, see the Wesleyan Net Price Calculator.