Cost of college went up for all students at Wesleyan University

Tuition and fees rose 3.7 percent for 2017-18 at Wesleyan University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 3.7 percent for 2017-18 at Wesleyan University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Connecticut students paid $52,804 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,892 more than the $50,912 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 53 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 349 students received grants or scholarships totaling $15.69 million and 231 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.44 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,260 students used grants or scholarships totaling $52.47 million. Another 873 took out $4.34 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
~224
$48,272
$49,274
$50,912
$52,804
9.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Wesleyan University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
166
22%
$1,150,032
$6,928
State / local grant or scholarship
17
2%
$30,900
$1,818
Institutional grants or scholarships
348
46%
$14,507,837
$41,689
Grant or scholarship aid total
349
46%
$15,688,769
$44,953
Federal student loans
213
28%
$724,099
$3,400
Other student loans
43
6%
$712,918
$16,579
Student loan aid
231
31%
$1,437,017
$6,221
Total student aid
404
53%

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