Wheaton College Costs and Financial Aid

We know that paying for college can be a stressful prospect. Students and families are wise to do all they can to avoid taking on unsustainable debt. Wheaton College’s Office of Student Financial Services understands your concerns. We will work with you to create a personalized, affordable plan that gives you access to everything the nation’s best Christian liberal arts education has to offer. We are committed to ensuring that our graduates leave Wheaton with the financial freedom to launch their careers, start their families, and lead lives of leadership and service For Christ and His Kingdom.

The Cost and Value of a Wheaton Education

How much does it cost to attend Wheaton College?

Wheaton College tuition, room, board, and fees will be $54,160 for the 2022-2023 academic year, but it’s important to note that most Wheaton students pay less than that amount. In fact, the average financial aid package (consisting of scholarship, grant aid, and loans) was $29,000 for incoming first-year students in 2018-19.

Find out how to estimate your Wheaton College costs here.


Why is Wheaton College a top value in Christian higher education?

Blanchard TowerThanks to the generosity of Wheaton College alumni and friends, our endowment provides all students 20 percent off the actual cost of Wheaton for U.S. News and World Report's #1 Christian college among the national liberal arts colleges. This assistance — alongside other financial aid resources — enables Wheaton alumni to graduate with far less debt than alumni of our peer institutions.

Learn more about how we keep a Wheaton Education affordable here.


When should I start thinking about financial aid?

In a perfect world? As soon as you begin considering colleges you think you’d like to attend. In reality? Most students and families pay attention to financial aid when they start the application process in their senior year of high school. Here are several milestones—including Wheaton-specific deadlines—to keep in mind as you plan for financial aid.


What scholarships and financial aid are available to Wheaton students?

Female Wheaton College Student SmilingEach year, Wheaton College provides more than $30 million in financial aid to students based on merit and financial need. Nearly 90 percent of new first-year students receive some combination of scholarships, grants, loans, and/or federal work-study to help make their Wheaton experience affordable.

View scholarships and grants for which you may qualify here.


How do I apply for financial aid at Wheaton College?

Whether you’re seeking financial aid from the federal government or scholarships and grants from Wheaton, you’ll start by filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (a.k.a, the FAFSA). New and current Wheaton College students must submit a FAFSA every year they plan to attend for financial aid consideration.

Review the rest of the financial aid application process here.

Need some help?

Whether you have questions about affording a Wheaton education or want more information about our academic programs, Wheaton's admissions counselors are your first point of contact.