Washington & Jefferson College has revised and reduced its published tuition price beginning Fall 2023 to more clearly reflect the actual amount our students pay for tuition.
But can I afford W&J College?
Yes, a W&J education is affordable. Through our generous merit scholarships, institutional grants, and other financial aid, you will reach an attainable bottom line. We will explain how, below.
Total Tuition, Housing, Food, and Fees
Thanks to the generosity of W&J alumni and other donors, W&J offers a range of merit scholarships including our signature W&J Thrive Scholarship which starts at $17,000 a year, as well as the Presidential, Scholars, and Dean's scholarships.
W&J and its generous donors offer a number of W&J College Grants to eligible full-time students, including our Visit Grant, Out-of-State Grant, and to those who demonstrate need for financial assistance.
Students should expect to take out some loans to finance their education. But, W&J is a national leader when comparing its low student loan default rate. What this means is you can take comfort knowing that the overwhelming majority of W&J graduates begin high-quality careers right out of school and are able to afford paying back their student loans. We are also a top performer in the U.S. on social mobility, according to U.S. News & World Report.
On average 40% of students participate in a federal or W&J work study program in which they not only are awarded a financial stipend, but also skills for the future.
What you pay
Average annual net cost of attendance
"W&J is willing to give you the time and money to make sure your future is here."
- Jakerra Lance '22
History and Computing & Information Studies Double Major
Estimate Your College Cost
Use the Net Price Calculator to estimate your financial package and your expected contribution. The calculator provides an estimate of the cost of attendance using financial aid and merit award data from the previous year and the information you provide. You will need to provide this information:
- SAT scores for critical reading and math or ACT composite score, if available
- high school rank-in-class, if known
- high school GPA
- parent federal tax information
- student federal tax information
- the value of all family assets in cash, savings, checking, and investment accounts
Estimates are only estimates and are subject to differences in financial aid and merit awards from year to year and changes in the information you provide. Your actual cost may be more or less than the estimate.
Grants and Scholarships
Institutional, state, and federal grants and a number of scholarships can help offset the cost of attending W&J College. Nearly every student receives financial aid from W&J College, and much of that aid is a gift, not a loan, so you're not required to pay it back. Because we believe in what we offer at W&J College and we believe in the students we admit, we reward merit and locate opportunities for you to receive financial assistance to meet your educational goals.
Applying for Financial Aid
Applying for financial aid begins the process of determining your eligibility for aid and identifying programs for which you are eligible. There's no cost to apply for financial aid. Once you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we can work with you to begin to explore your options for paying for college.
Financial Aid by the Numbers
Reduction in tuition from
Fall 2022 to Fall 2023
Percent of financial aid
awarded as "gift aid" - meaning
no repayment is required.
National student loan default
rate, compared to the national
average of near 10%.
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