The cost to attend Wells College as a full-time residential student for the 2015-2016 academic year includes the following expenses:
Your education is one of the most important investments you will ever make. And an education at Wells does way more than prepare you for your first job. It prepares you for a career. In short, it's an experience that can transform your life. As you begin your college search, it is important to think about planning for that investment. And we are committed to helping every student at each step of the process.
The tradition of personalized education at Wells extends far beyond the classroom. In the Financial Aid Office we promise to act with fairness, confidentiality, and thoroughness as we consider your requests for assistance. We work closely with families to explore the full range of financing options available through our endowment, gift, and grant offerings. To find out if you are eligible for financial aid, you must apply.
To receive need-based financial aid from Wells College, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available here: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Wells recommends families submit their completed FAFSA by February 15. Students eligible to receive need-based financial aid may receive grants, scholarships, student loans, and campus work study. For more information about financial aid, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at 315.364.3289.
Wells College offers merit-based scholarships to incoming first-year and transfer students who demonstrate academic excellence in their school experiences. Scholarship decisions are made at the time of admissions using information provided to the college in the admissions application. Financial need is not a consideration when awarding merit scholarships.
Henry Wells Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement throughout their high school experience. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee and generally have a 94% cumulative grade point average in academic subject areas. A Henry Wells Scholarship includes a guaranteed first-year internship during Wells' January Intersession, a $3,000 stipend to spend on an six-week experiential learning opportunity in your junior year, and a $15,000 to $25,000 scholarship each year.
Presidential Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence in high school with a cumulative grade point average of 90% or higher and a strong record of service to their schools and communities. The Admissions Committee selects recipients at the time of admissions based on information supplied in the application file. Recipients are awarded between $10,000 and $20,000 per year for four years of study at the College.
Dean's Awards go to students with strong academic records and active participation in clubs and organizations within their schools and communities. Awards range from $10,000 to $15,000 per year and recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are awarded to transfer students who are members of this two-year college honor society. The scholarship, valued at $15,000 per year, is awarded at the time of admissions and requires proof of PTK membership.
Wells College Transfer Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their college coursework. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better to qualify. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee and awards range from $5,000 to $15,000 per year.
The Net Price Calculator is a tool that provides you with a sample financial aid package that outlines the types of aid you may receive if you are both admitted to Wells College and you complete a federal aid application (FAFSA). More than 97% of the students enrolled during the 2013-2014 school year received some amount of institutional grant or scholarship funds. The information you provide on the net price calculator will generate an estimated award package with the following limitations and caveats: