Wellesley College

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers are based on costs for the 2017-2018 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



Room & Board


Books & Supplies



Varies; $100-$2,000



Health Insurance


Required Fees



$71,424 - $73,324

How Costs Are Covered (annually)


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

Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings


Student Loan



$71,424 - $73,324

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