Full-Time Students

Full-time students: those students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours per semester. Students on full-time financial aid must register for at least 12 semester hours each semester.
Catalog Requirements Notice

The requirements listed on these pages may change by the year as programs and courses are added or altered. Archived Academic Catalogs for previous years can be viewed in pdf form here. These documents contains the specific academic requirements pertaining to those who entered the College before the current year.

The following is a list of standard annual charges for attending Wells College in academic year 2020–2021:

Tuition, Room & Board for first-year students, returning students, and new transfer students
Tuition and Fees: $31,800
Room and Board: $14,500

Single Rooms
Additional fee: $1,000

Fairlane Apartments 
Room (not including Board): $11,400 

Fees include but are not limited to:

  • Health and wellness programs
  • Student government and activities
  • Technology

Dining Dollars Express Card
Each semester, $100 will be added to the Express Card for students on the College’s meal plan. Additional money can be added to the Express card by visiting the online card management page.

Additional individual meal plans may be purchased from Campus Dining.

The College provides regular van service to various locations as posted while classes are in session. Fees may be incurred for special transportation requests outside the regular schedule.

Entering students pay $300 when notifying the Admissions Office of their intent to matriculate. This deposit will be applied to the charges of the succeeding semester, and is not refundable.

Returning students pay a re-enrollment deposit of $200 in the spring, to be applied to the charges of the succeeding semester. This deposit is refundable only if the student gives to the dean of students written notification of her or his intention not to return; such notification must be made before June 15 and/or January 15. 

A Financial Responsibility Agreement form will be included with our tuition statement. This form must be completed and returned to the Business Office.

The fall semester bill, due August 9, is sent to the student’s parents at their home address or to the financially responsible party. The spring semester bill is due January 8.

If an approved payment plan is not used, all payments received after the above due dates will be subject to a $250 late fee per semester.

The College Store and Cashier’s Office accept MasterCard, Visa, DiscoverCard, and American Express.

Monthly Payment Plans
These plans are described in detail under Financial Planning.

Student Billing Policy
Students who have a prior semester outstanding balance will not be permitted to register for classes or return to campus, for the next semester, until their account balance is paid in full or satisfactory payment arrangements have been made. In the event that a student returns to campus without having made satisfactory payment arrangements, access to campus housing will be denied and meal plans will be suspended. At the start of each semester, it is the responsibility of the student to make payment, or satisfactory payment arrangements, on any outstanding charges—including charges for that current semester—by no later than the fifth day of classes. If arrangements have not been made by that date, the student will be de-registered from classes and asked to leave campus; access to campus housing will be denied and meal plans will be suspended. 

Our mission is for every student to think critically, reason wisely and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. On our beautiful lakeside campus, students gain the knowledge, skills and experience to create their own unique path.

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