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Phone: 801.832.2500
Fax: 801.832.2506
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  • Monday–Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Fridays 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Tuition and Fees

Here at Westminster, we are committed to making our high-quality educational experience more affordable to all bright, motivated and talented students regardless of family financial position.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within five months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you'll reap dividends for a lifetime.

CostsFall Semester 2016Spring Semester 2017Total
Tuition and Fees$16,502$16,502$32,104
Room and Board*$4,095$4,095$8,190

*Room and board above is an estimate based on a double occupancy room with a purple meal plan.

Use the Net Price Calculator to get a personalized estimate of costs.

Room and Board Costs for 2016–2017


ResidenceFall SemesterSpring SemesterTotal
Traditional-Style Double Occupancy Hogle/Carleson$2,604$2,604$5,208
Apartment-Style Single Occupancy Olwell/Behnken$3,318$3,318$6,636


Meal PlanFall SemesterSpring SemesterTotal
Gold Meal Plan$1,883$1,883$3,766
Purple Meal Plan$1,491$1,491$2,982

All students living in a traditional-style double or apartment-style single room are required to be on one of two meal plans offered for the entire academic year. Having a meal plan in an apartment-style double or Westminster on the Draw is optional. Meals are served at the Cornerstone Cafe in the Shaw Student Center. The average breakfast meal costs $4.50; lunch: $5.50; and dinner: $6.50.

Tuition Insurance Coverage

If a student withdraws, there may be circumstances where a student would not be eligible to receive a refund of some or all of the tuition and fees. An option available is Tuition Insurance Coverage. Learn more about this option on the GradGuard website.

Financial Aid

Westminster College makes private education attainable. With over $50 million in financial aid given each year, Westminster College has the financial aid opportunities (merit- and need-based) to help make a private college education an affordable option for you and your family.

First-Year Students

For First-Year students, annual amounts for merit-based scholarship awards range from $7,000 to $12,000 per year.

  • Average financial aid award was $24,200 (including merit scholarship, work-study, grants and loan funds).
  • 88% of incoming first-year students received a renewable merit scholarship.
  • 94% of incoming first-year students received institutional funds with an average award amount of $14,600.
  • 96% of Westminster's incoming first-year students received some form of merit-based and/or need-based financial aid.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are eligible for work study, loans, grants, and merit-based scholarships which range in amounts from $8,000 to $14,000 per year (as long as you are attending full-time and maintain good academic standing and satisfactory academic progress).

Types of Financial Aid

  1. Loans are funds that must be repaid in the future. There are federal loans for students and parents, as well as private loans.
  2. Grants are funds that typically do not need to be repaid.
  3. Scholarships
  4. Work Study Funds

Example of Financial Aid for an Incoming Student

This is a true story based on a four-person family with an income of $65,976 and one student in college. The student had a GPA of 3.72 and an ACT score of 28.

Financial Aid Awards

Dean's Scholarship$15,000
College Grant$7,700
Federal Perkins Loan$1,700
Federal Work Study$3,000
Subsidized Stafford Loan$3,500
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan$2,000
Total Financial Aid Award$32,900

This is a true story based on a four-person family with an income of $75,215 and one student in college. The student had a GPA of 3.47 and an ACT score of 25.

Financial Aid Awards

Founder's Scholarship$14,000
College Grant$4,000
Federal Work Study$2,900
Subsidized Stafford Loan$3,500
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan$2,000
Total Financial Aid Award$26,400