Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2023-2024 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



Housing & Meal Plan


Books & Supplies






Health Insurance


Required Fees








Student Summer Earning Expectation


Parent Contribution


Student Savings


Student Loan




Policy on 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 please notify the College and they 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. 

Policy on Student Contribution

Students cover their own personal expenses, books, and travel expenses from their summer earning expectation and/or academic year earnings. The expected student work-study increases slightly in junior year. Amounts for 2023-2024 are as follows:

  • First year: $2,100

  • Second year: $2,100

  • Third year: $2,300

  • Fourth year: $2,300

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

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.