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Wofford College

Spartanburg, SC 4-Year Private
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Wofford College Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Wofford College was $49,760 a year.

Tuition increased 4% in 2022–from $47,845 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

Remember, the displayed price of tuition doesn't tell the full story. Many students pay much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.

Wofford College: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Wofford College is a private, religious institution, so tuition is the same for students from South Carolina as it does for students who live in other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's criteria for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Tuition for International Students at Wofford College

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

International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships.

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


Wofford College Room, Board, Fees, and More


In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Wofford College.

Room and Board Costs at Wofford College

Housing and campus dining at Wofford College is $14,920 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Wofford College's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.

Board costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at Wofford College?

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

Yearly Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Wofford College

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 easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

A school's location can impact your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in a city could be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. Wofford Collegeis located in a urban setting in South Carolina.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, be sure to consider personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Wofford College


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 Wofford College.

How Much Does Wofford College Cost?

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

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $49,760
Room and Board $14,920
Other expenses $1,306

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

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $68,956
Off-Campus $54,856

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.


Financial Aid at Wofford College


The majority of Wofford College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 1,056 of the 1,765 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Wofford College meets 93.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $43,024 a year. Around 52.91% of Wofford College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Wofford College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $32,352 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $21,788
State Loans $3,750
Private Loans $47,665
Most Common Loans for Wofford College Students
Federal Loans 51.85%
State loans 0.53%
Private loans 12.17%

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 Wofford College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Wofford College

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 2022, Wofford College awarded 1,056 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $32.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $16.33 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Wofford College 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 Wofford College 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 Wofford College was $43,024 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Wofford College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $25,932
Off-Campus $11,832

What will attending Wofford College 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 Wofford College's net cost calculator on their website.

Wofford College Tuition Payment Plans

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

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Does Wofford College Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Wofford College 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.


Learn More About Wofford College


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Wofford College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$65,095

In State

$65,095

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$47,845
$47,845
Fees
$1,705
$1,705
Housing
$14,345
$14,345
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Wofford College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

60%

Average Financial Aid Package

$41,965

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,765

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$49,550

Out-of-State

$49,550

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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