FAQ Archive


Will new students starting in Fall 2023 pay less than current students as a result of the newly published tuition price?

August 30, 2022 | Tagged: | Category:

No. The average net tuition for all students will remain the same, but everyone will require less financial aid than in the past due to the lower published tuition price. W&J will continue to make the cost of attendance affordable for all students.

Will the change in tuition affect my eligibility for federal and/or state grant funds?

August 24, 2022 | Tagged: | Category:

No, eligibility for federal grants and state grants is based on a family’s income and assets as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal student loans are available to all students who file the FAFSA.

Will work-study eligibility be affected by this change?

August 24, 2022 | Tagged: | Category:

No, students who hold federal work-study and other on-campus jobs will continue to have the opportunity to work.

How will the revision impact current students?

August 24, 2022 | Tagged: | Category:

We are proud that all W&J students currently pay less in tuition than the newly published tuition price, thanks to generous financial aid made possible by the support of thousands of alumni and friends who invest in their education. Thus, the amount they pay for tuition will not be affected by this change. We are especially pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, there will be no increase in tuition for our current students.

Will W&J raise tuition in the future?

August 24, 2022 | Tagged: | Category:

Because of this tuition revision, there will be no increase for the 2023-24 academic year. We will, of course, review operating costs annually and make minor adjustments as necessary over time. Historically, tuition increases have ranged from 0 to 4 percent, most recently a 1.75 percent increase for the 2020-21 year.

Does the tuition revision impact what type of student W&J will try to recruit?

August 24, 2022 | Tagged: | Category:

W&J’s tuition revision was designed to simplify pricing for families and students considering W&J, and our vision of educating future leaders remains unchanged. We will continue to provide outstanding value to deserving students and their families of all backgrounds and income levels.

Will the tuition revision affect perceptions of the College’s quality and reputation?

August 24, 2022 | Tagged: | Category:

Today’s students and families understand that an advertised tuition price is not an indicator of quality or prestige. They are seeking the best value for their money. W&J’s new tuition model highlights this, namely high quality at an affordable price. By simplifying tuition pricing, we are underscoring our reputation as the best value in our region. The prestige of a W&J education is based on consistently delivering an education of unsurpassed quality for 241 years. Our reputation is built on the remarkable success of our alumni who excel as leaders in every field of endeavor.

Why were no students currently paying the full published price?

August 24, 2022 | Tagged: | Category:

W&J has a long-held commitment to recruiting students of academic excellence regardless of background and income level. Currently, our average financial aid package, which includes scholarships, grants, financial aid, and student work opportunities, allows W&J to be affordable for deserving students from all walks of life. We have a strong alumni base that helps us make financial resources available to our students and ensures that they pay only a portion of the cost of their education.

We are revising the published tuition price to more closely reflect the net price that students currently pay after scholarships and financial aid are applied – providing clarity and simplicity to a previously complex pricing model.

How is W&J able to reduce tuition and still operate as it always has?

August 24, 2022 | Tagged: | Category:

The new price will not impact overall tuition revenue, as it reflects the amount students already pay for their education. By updating our advertised tuition price to $27,605, we are sending the message to families that a high-quality W&J education is within their reach. W&J’s enrollment is growing at a time when many colleges are experiencing a decline. Our endowment is among the largest in our region and we are fortunate that thousands of generous alumni continue to support today’s students.

Does the tuition change have any impact on room and board charges?

August 24, 2022 | Tagged: | Category:

No. The pricing structure for room and board will remain the same, as these are based on costs incurred by the college for utilities, food, and other related expenses. We are pleased that the College has a successful track record of controlling the pricing of auxiliary costs and fees by carefully managing expenses. Historically, increases in room and board charges have ranged from 2 to 4 percent.