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phone: (315) 364-3289

fax: (315) 364-3227

Tuition and Aid

Tuition and Other Costs

The cost to attend Wells College as a full-time residential student for the 2011-2012 academic year includes the following expenses:

Tuition $31,910
Room and Board $11,440
Fees $1,500
Total $44,850


Financing Your Wells College Education

Your education is one of the most important investments you will ever make. As you begin your college search, it is important to think about planning for that investment. At Wells College we are committed to making a private education affordable.


The tradition of personalized education at Wells extends far beyond the classroom. In the Financial Aid Office we pledge to act with fairness, confidentiality, and thoroughness as we consider your requests for assistance. Through its endowment, gifts, and grants Wells provides financial assistance to eligible students. To find out if you are eligible for financial aid, you must apply.


Financial Aid Links

Complete your FAFSA

Expected Family Contribution Calculator

Direct Loan Interactive Calculators


Wells Scholarship Programs

Wells offers two scholarship programs for students: Henry Wells Scholars and Scholarships for Leaders. To qualify you must first apply for admission to Wells. Awards are made at the time of acceptance.

Henry Wells Scholars Program

A Henry Wells Scholarship can take you just about anywhere in the world you want to go to complete an internship and gain hands-on experience. Wells will help you identify internships and make the connections you need to follow your interests and explore your world.

A Henry Wells Scholar receives a guaranteed first-year internship during Wells' January Intersession, a $3,000 stipend to spend on an internship in your sophomore, junior, or senior year, and an $20,000 scholarship each year. Students who have 94% or higher cumulative high school grade point averages will automatically be named Henry Wells Scholars.


Scholarships For Leaders Program

Wells also offers Scholarships for Leaders with awards valued at $18,000 each year. Students who have a cumulative high school grade point average between 90% and 93.9% will automatically receive these awards at the time of admission.

Scholarships for Leaders are funded from a variety of sources. The following are a number of different Scholarships for Leaders offered by Wells:


Paisley Ball Butler ’28/Adalaide Ball Kirby ’34 Scholarships for Leaders

Class of 1945 Scholarship for Leaders

Class of 1946 Scholarship for Leaders

Class of 1956 Scholarship for Leaders

Emerson Foundation Scholarships for Leaders

George Link Jr. Scholarship for Leaders

Jephson Educational Trust Scholarship for Leaders

Jeannik Méquet Littlefield ’41 Scholarship for Leaders (for a foreign student)

Marcia Strickler Maxon ’40 Scholarship for Leaders

Mary Morrow Woods ’38 Scholarship for Leaders

Robert W. and Alberta P. Zabriskie ’32 Scholarship for Leaders


Candidates who have received the Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award are ineligible for these awards.