Financial support and resources at Whitworth University
Students and families are often surprised to learn how affordable a Whitworth education can be. When you factor in Whitworth's generous financial aid, a Whitworth education comes at a remarkably affordable net price. In fact, many students spend less for a degree at Whitworth than they would at public universities, because 97 percent of our graduates finish in four years or less.
Whitworth is consistently ranked as one of the best higher education values in the Western United States.
Graduating on time is one of the best ways to save on college expenses and to avoid delays in entering the workforce and earning an income. Your timely graduation will reduce the total cost of your degree!
We are so confident that our strong faculty advising, dynamic scheduling and individual attention will enable you to graduate in four years at Whitworth that we guarantee it. Learn more about Whitworth's four-year graduation guarantee.
While some private universities are reducing their tuition and their scholarships, Whitworth is committed to providing the best education possible without cutting corners on facilities and programs. We choose to invest more in our students in the form of scholarships and grants and also in excellent professors, cutting-edge programs and state-of-the-art learning spaces.
$58,400 Whitworth 2020-21 costs
Tuition & Fees
100% of first-year students receive financial aid
$34,836 Average scholarships & grants for 2020 first-year students
Jan Term allows students to take up to five more credits a year for only $325, making it easier to graduate on time.
Standard eight semesters
Whitworth Jan Terms
Average Three-Year Default Rate
Source: U.S. Department of Education
Whitworth has allocated more than $100 million to campus improvements and new academic programs over the past 10 years, including:
Throughout your time at Whitworth, you'll gain the hands-on experience and professional connections to land your first job, the critical thinking, communication and intercultural skills to succeed in a dynamic environment, and a community that will support you throughout your career. We're with you every step of the way.
Employed or in grad school within nine months of graduation
Completed a credit-bearing experiential learning opportunity
Participated in community service or service-learning course
Studied abroad at least once
Students from families just like yours can afford Whitworth. In addition to generous financial aid, we offer direct admission to most degree programs and flexible payment plans. And we even guarantee you can finish your degree in four years – or we'll cover the difference. More than that, our financial aid counselors will work with you every step of the way to make sure Whitworth is the right fit from the start so you can receive the most value from your investment.
"It's a common misperception that private colleges are financially out of reach for many families. It turned out that it wasn't much more expensive for Reagan to go to Whitworth than it would have been for her to go to a state university. She's getting the Christian education and atmosphere she wanted as well as the small classes. As parents, we feel very blessed that Reagan is at Whitworth."
- Kris Kissel, Parent | Fort Collins, Colo.
Our financial aid counselors work hard to connect you with every financial resource available. Here are a few ways students and families can take advantage of additional support: