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

Tuition

$53,408

Room & Board

$16,468

Books & Supplies

$800

Travel

$100-$2,000

Personal

$1,250

Health Insurance

$2,517

Required Fees

$324

Total

$74,867 - $76,767

How Costs Are Covered (annually)

Grants

$70,817 - $72,517

Federal Work-Study

$2,100 - $2,300

Student Summer Work Contribution

$1,950

Parent Contribution

$0

Student Savings

25%

Student Loan

$0

Total

$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 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 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.