Wellesley College

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers are based on costs for the 2016-2017 school year.  Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase.

Annual Cost of Attendance

Tuition

$48,510

Room & Board

$15,114

Books & Supplies

$800

Travel

Varies; $100-$2,000

Personal

$1,250

Health Insurance

$2,110

Required Fees

$292

Total

$68,176 - $70,076

How Costs Are Covered (annually)

Grants

100% of need
(generally >$63,000)

Federal Work-Study

Varies*

Student Summer Work Contribution

$1,950

Parent Contribution

$0

Student Savings

25%

Student Loan

$0

Total

$68,176 - $70,076

Policy Regarding Outside Scholarships
Outside scholarships reduce 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 anually. 

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 from year to year. Amounts for 2016-17 are as follows:

  • First year: $2,100

  • Second year: $2,100 

  • Third year: $2,300**

  • Fourth year: $2,300 

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