Paying for College
Go all in on your future as you invest in yourself through a Westminster education.
Westminster is committed to making a high-quality liberal arts education and tight-knit community accessible to all bright, motivated students regardless of their family’s financial situation. The way forward is through an education where your investment goes further, taking you beyond earning a degree by transforming you into a lifelong learner who leads a successful and impactful life.
Westminster is ranked #19 in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best Value Schools list.
Estimated Total Direct CostBased on undergraduate tuition and fees, a double occupancy room, and a purple meal plan for the 2021-22 academic year
Get a tuition breakdown for undergraduate programs, including estimates of other expenses you may incur that are not paid directly to Westminster.
Understanding Financial Aid and FAFSA
Get More Money You Don’t Need to Pay Back
Even if you don’t think you qualify for federal student aid, you should still submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Westminster uses that information to consider you for grant money from Westminster.
You should also apply for scholarships. In addition to the Westminster merit-based scholarships and awards that you are automatically considered for upon applying for admission, Westminster offers scholarships in athletics, performing arts, and Honors. There are also many scholarships offered by other organizations that you can use toward your Westminster education.
Avoid Taking Out Too Many Loans
When you fill out the FAFSA, you will receive an offer that may include grants and loans. This offer shows you your options; you are not obligated to use any amount of it. You can choose to reject or accept any amount of that offer. Make sure to explore all financial aid opportunities available to you that help make a private college education an affordable option. Westminster’s dedicated team of financial aid counselors are available to confidentially discuss all of your questions about paying for college.
Take Advantage of Other Resources
Taking advantage of on-campus student employment may be a great way to help pay for some of your educational expenses. Westminster invested $1.2 million (including Federal Work-Study) into student employment opportunities across campus during the 2020–21 academic year. Students work as research assistants, athletic trainers, writing tutors, theatre technicians, and more (some on-campus jobs may be open only to students awarded Federal Work Study). You can also utilize the Career Center to find competitive jobs and internships off campus.
We Invest in You
of incoming Fall 2021 first-year students received grant and/or scholarship awards for the 2021–22 academic year
Average amount of all grants and scholarships awarded to incoming Fall 2021 first-year students for the 2021–22 academic year
invested in 500+ on-campus student employment opportunities in 2020–21 (including Federal Work Study)
We’re here to help.
Figuring out how to pay for school can be an overwhelming process. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: Bamberger Hall, Room 204
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