Wellesley College

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2018-2019 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase. Your official financial aid award will be included in a letter directly from Wellesley.

Annual Cost of Attendance



Room & Board


Books & Supplies






Health Insurance


Required Fees



$74,867 - $76,767

How Costs Are Covered (annually)


$70,817 - $72,517

Federal Work-Study

$2,100 - $2,300

Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings


Student Loan



$74,867 - $76,767

Policy Regarding Outside Funding
Outside funding reduces self-help (student contribution and student employment) before making any reduction to grant assistance.

Policy on Health Insurance
Wellesley requires all students to have health insurance, either through the college or their family. For QuestBridge Match students not covered by a parental plan, the College will award a grant to cover the cost of health insurance. 

Policy on Travel Allowance
Students are expected to cover their own travel expenses as part of their contribution from summer work and/or academic year earnings. Travel allowances are based off the permanent home address of the student. 

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award
Students must maintain good academic standing, as defined by the institution. Students must also submit a FAFSA and verification worksheet annually. 

Other Details
Students cover their own personal expenses, books, and travel expenses from summer work and/or academic year earnings. The expected student work-study increases slightly in junior year. Amounts for 2018-19 are as follows:

  • First year: $2,100

  • Second year: $2,100

  • Third year: $2,300

  • Fourth year: $2,300

Students who study abroad junior (third) year may take out a loan because they cannot participate in work-study while abroad.