Close Menu

Spend Less. Get More.

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
  • Best Undergraduate Teaching

  • 1. Evergreen State College
  • 2. Whitworth University
  • 3. Chapman University
  • 4. Gonzaga University
  • 5. Loyola Marymount 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?

    $18,000-$25,000 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  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 (2016)

    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.