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The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate56%
Acceptance Rate56%

The College of Wooster Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at The College of Wooster was $59,050 a year.

In 2023, tuition increased 3.51%–from $57,050 the prior year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

Remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not always tell the full story. Many students pay much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. And, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you're done with college.

The College of Wooster meets 94% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend The College of Wooster full-time are awarded $54,434 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2023 had an average of $26,785 in student loans per borrower.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at The College of Wooster

The College of Wooster is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Ohio as it does for students who live in other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Ohio residents.

Attending an insitution where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Be sure to check your state's requirements for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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The College of Wooster International Student Tuition

The College of Wooster has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at The College of Wooster:

•On-campus jobs •The College of Wooster-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.


The College of Wooster Housing Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at The College of Wooster.

House and Food Costs at The College of Wooster

Room and board at The College of Wooster is $14,000 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls.

Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at The College of Wooster

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at The College of Wooster

The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. At The College of Wooster, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in an urban area could be costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The The College of Wooster campus is located in a town in Ohio, not far from Cleveland.

Other Costs

When creating a budget for college, be sure to take into account the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.


The Full Cost of Attending The College of Wooster


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for The College of Wooster.

How Much Does The College of Wooster Cost?

What will the cost of attending The College of Wooster be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $59,050
Room and Board $14,000
Other expenses $1,000

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $74,550
Off-Campus $60,550

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

The College of Wooster’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students


Financial Aid at The College of Wooster


The majority of The College of Wooster undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2023, 1,271 of the 1,967 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. The College of Wooster meets 94% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $54,434 a year. Around 52% of The College of Wooster undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. The College of Wooster graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $26,785 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $22,823
Private Loans $19,319
Most Common Loans for The College of Wooster Students
Federal Loans 52%
Private loans 11%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on The College of Wooster financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at The College of Wooster

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2023, The College of Wooster awarded 1,248 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $51.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $26.61 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

The College of Wooster Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for The College of Wooster students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at The College of Wooster was $54,434 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of The College of Wooster seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $20,116
Off-Campus $6,116

What will attending The College of Wooster really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the The College of Wooster's net cost calculator on their website.

The College of Wooster Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

The College of Wooster does not have guaranteed tuition.

The College of Wooster offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does The College of Wooster Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

The College of Wooster has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

The College of Wooster's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.

As of 2022, the total market value of The College of Wooster's endowment was $374.9 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $15,813 for each full-time student enrolled.


Learn More About The College of Wooster


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The College of Wooster Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$73,550

In State

$73,550

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$59,050
$59,050
Fees
$500
$500
Housing
$14,000
$14,000
Books
Unknown
Unknown

The College of Wooster Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

64%

Average Financial Aid Package

$54,000

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,967

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

56%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,550

Out-of-State

$59,550

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 15
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