Spend Less. Get More.
Students from families just like yours afford Whitworth every year. Why not you?
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?
That's a big number. What will I actually pay?
That depends, but probably a lot less than you think.
Students receive financial aid of any type
Average financial aid award for 2017 freshmen
(from all sources)
Great! What goes into financial aid?
$15,000-$23,000 per year
need based grants
(from Whitworth and/or public sources based on the FAFSA)
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.
(based on 12 hours per week during school year)
You may qualify for other scholarships based on talent, background or other factors.
Graduating on time saves money. And we guarantee it.
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.
How much will I have to borrow?
Average Student-Loan Debt at Graduation for Borrowers (2015)
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
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.