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 your reach.

That’s why more than 65% of Wheaton students receive some form of need-based financial aid.


Wheaton’s generous academic scholarships, worth up to $40,000, renewable annually, recognize students for high academic achievement, regardless of financial need. All first-year candidates are considered for merit based on their application for admission. Merit scholarships are renewable throughout a student’s academic career. They include Regional Scholarships, Balfour Scholarships and Trustee Scholarships.

The Wheaton Refugee Scholarship is also offered to international students from war-torn countries.

Financial Aid

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). Non-U.S. citizens seeking financial aid must complete the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA). The International Student Financial Aid Application form can be found on the Student Financial Services Forms and Resources page.

We encourage you to visit our Financial Aid Process & Deadlines 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 2023

  • Average Need-Based Package: $42,900
  • Average Academic Merit-Based Scholarship/Award: $27,200
  • Percent of Class Receiving Academic Scholarship: 31%

And what about jobs on campus?

  • In 2018-2019, 46% of students held jobs on campus, earning an average of $2,000.


Wheaton College is committed to principles of equal opportunity in admission of students, its educational programs and employment.