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.
Financial Aid 101 Webinar
Thanks to all who joined us for this webinar regarding the changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Wheaton College Director of Student Financial Services, Karen Belling, walked us through those changes and the impact it will have for first time freshmen and transfer students enrolling in college starting in fall 2024.
Moderated by Chief Enrollment Management Officer Silvio Vazquez, this webinar explained new timelines for financial aid awards and reassured families of Wheaton’s commitment to making a nationally ranked Christian liberal arts education as affordable as possible.
Click here for the presentation slides and Q&A
Watch the video of the webinar now!
How much does it cost to attend Wheaton College?
Wheaton College full-time tuition, average housing, food, and fees will be $59,768 for the 2024-2025 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 $31,556 for incoming first-year students in 2023-2024.
Find out how to estimate your Wheaton College costs here.
Access our Net Price Calculator here.
Why is Wheaton College a top value in Christian higher education?
Thanks 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?
Each year, Wheaton College provides more than $30 million in financial aid to students based on merit and financial need. Over 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.