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Students from families just like yours afford Whitworth every year. Why not you?

 

Income profile of 2017-18 Whitworth freshman families who filed the FAFSA 

Income profile of 2017-18 Whitworth freshmen families who filed the FAFSA

How does Whitworth stack up with other schools?

Whitworth is one of the best educational values in the Western U.S. – meaning that students get an excellent education for a relatively low net price. But don't just take our word for it.

2018 U.S. News Rankings

Best Values: Regional Universities (West)

1. Trinity University

2. Mills College

3. St. Mary's University of San Antonio

4. University of Dallas

5. Whitworth University

6. Pacific Lutheran University

7. Gonzaga University

8. Westminster College

9. Abilene Christian University

9. University of St. Thomas

10. LeTourneau University

11. Northwest Nazarene University

12. California Lutheran University

13. Santa Clara University

14. Seattle University

All that excellence doesn’t come cheap. What does it cost?

Cost of Attendance

(2017-18 costs)

That's a big number. What will I actually pay?

That depends, but probably a lot less than you think.

99 percent

Students receive financial aid of any type

$36,022

Average financial aid award for 2017 freshmen
(from all sources)

Great! What goes into financial aid?

$15,000-$23,000 per year

academic scholarships

$500-$39,500

need based grants
(from Whitworth and/or public sources based on the FAFSA)

$5,500

federal student loans
Some of which don't accrue interest while you're in school and which you don't need to start paying back until six months after you graduate.

$4,100

student employment
(based on 12 hours per week during school year)

$500-$8,000

You may qualify for other scholarships based on talent, background or other factors.

Graduating on time saves money. And we guarantee it.

 

Cost of Graduation Delays

Learn more about Whitworth’s four-year graduation guarantee

Sources: College Board Trends in College Pricing (2016-17), National Association of College & Employers 2017 Spring Salary Survey

Get 9 semesters for nearly the price of 8 at Whitworth

Jan Term (included in cost of fall tuition) allows students to take 3-5 additional credits a year, for a $300 fee, making it easier to pursue additional majors, minors and study abroad opportunities while still graduating on time.

Jan Term

How much will I have to borrow?

Average Student-Loan Debt at Graduation for Borrowers (2015)

Average Student Loan Debt

Student loans are an investment in an appreciating asset (unlike a car loan). Workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $2.14 million more over their lifetime than workers with only high school degrees. 

Will I be able to pay it back?

Average Three-Year Default Rate

Average Three-Year Default Rate

Sources: The Institute for College Access & Success and Wharton School of Business

How can I estimate and manage the cost?

Use our online calculator to estimate your actual cost.

Take advantage of our no-interest payment plan and spread annual costs over 9-12 monthly payments.

Whitworth reserves most donor-funded scholarships and departmental achievement scholarships for sophomores, juniors and seniors to help cover modest annual cost increases.

Will I be able to get a job when I graduate?

Yes! Whitworth grads are highly marketable because they combine the deep, adaptive intellectual tools of a liberal-arts education with concrete skills from experiential-learning.

Post graduation placement and employment rates

 

Whitworth is worth it. Take the next step.