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Wesley College

Dover, DE 4-Year Private
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Wesley College Tuition Information

In 2019, tuition for full-time students at Wesley College was $26,934 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 2%–from $26,406 the previous year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

Remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students pay far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until after graduation.

Does Wesley College Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Wesley College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Delaware as it does for residents from other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Delaware residents.

Choosing a college where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save significant money on the overall cost of college. Take the time to check your state's rules for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.

Explore other Delaware colleges

Do International Students Pay More to Go to Wesley College?

Tuition at Wesley College is the same for each student.

International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or Wesley College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Wesley College:

•On-campus jobs •Wesley College-specific scholarships


Wesley College Housing Expenses, Fees, and More


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

Room and Board Costs at Wesley College

Housing and campus dining at Wesley College costs $11,864 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat in the Wesley College's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.

Board costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Wesley College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books and supplies 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.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at Wesley College

The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? 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 public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation.

A school's location can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in an urban area can be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. Wesley Collegeis in a small town setting in Delaware.

Other Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Financial Breakdown for Wesley College


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Wesley College.

How Much Does Wesley College Cost?

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

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $26,934
Room and Board $11,864

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

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $39,148
Off-Campus $27,284

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 Wesley College


The majority of Wesley College undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 1,265 of the 1,661 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Wesley College meets 39% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,765 a year.

Most Common Loans for Wesley College Students

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

Scholarships at Wesley 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, Wesley College awarded 1,265 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $13.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school.

Wesley 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 Wesley 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 Wesley College was $14,765 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Wesley College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $24,383
Off-Campus $12,519

What will attending Wesley 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Wesley College's net cost calculator on their website.

Wesley College Tuition Payment Plans

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

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

Wesley College 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 with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

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


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