An investment in your future
We understand a Wheaton College education is a substantial investment. But we want you to know the college is equally invested in making a Wheaton education within reach.
That’s why more than 65% of Wheaton students receive some form of need-based financial aid.
Wheaton’s generous merit scholarships (worth up to $25,000, renewable annually) recognize students for high academic achievement, regardless of financial need. All freshman candidates are considered for merit based on their application for admission. Merit scholarships are renewable throughout a student’s academic career. There are 3 academic merit scholarship programs:
- Balfour Scholarships
- Trustee Scholarships
- Community Scholarship
The Wheaton Refugee Scholarship is also offered to international students from war-torn countries.
Aid also comes from several federal and state funding sources.
Financial assistance at Wheaton is awarded on the basis of demonstrated need and academic performance. “Need” is determined by the financial information that you and your family provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS PROFILE application. Non-U.S. citizens seeking financial aid must complete the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA). We encourage you to visit our Deadlines, Applications & Awards page for more information. A need-based package may include a merit scholarship, grants, loans or work award. The Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) provides all the resources you need to plan for this important investment.
Financial aid for the class of 2021
- Average Need-Based Package: $41,350
- Percent of Class Receiving Academic Scholarship: 37%
- Average Academic Merit-Based Scholarship/Award: $18,700
And what about jobs on campus?
- In 2016-2017, 53% of students held jobs on campus, earning an average of $1,088.
Wheaton College is committed to principles of equal opportunity in admission of students, its educational programs and employment.