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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.

More value

Whitworth is consistently ranked as one of the best higher education values in the Western United States.

RANKINGS

2021 U.S. News Ranking of Best Regional University Values in the West

  1. Mills College
  2. Trinity University
  3. WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY
  4. St. Mary's University of San Antonio
  5. University of St. Thomas
  6. University of Dallas
  7. Pacific Lutheran University
  8. Westminster College
  9. Abilene Christian University
  10. St. Martin's University

Affordability and Value Four Year Guarantee

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

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.

What is the price of all this excellence?

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

$46,250

Housing

$12,150

100% of first-year students receive financial aid

$34,836 Average scholarships & grants for 2020 first-year students

Get 9 semesters for nearly the price of 8

Jan Term allows students to take up to five more credits a year for only $325, making it easier to graduate on time.

120-128 credits

Standard eight semesters

12-20 credits

Whitworth Jan Terms

Will you be able to pay back your loans? Our graduates sure do.

Average Three-Year Default Rate

2.6%

Whitworth

9.7%

National average

Source: U.S. Department of Education

We invest in our students

Whitworth has allocated more than $100 million to campus improvements and new academic programs over the past 10 years, including:

  • Health Science Building (under construction)
  • Whitworth Athletics Leadership Team Center
  • Cowles Music Center addition and renovation
  • University Recreation Center
  • William P. & Bonnie V. Robinson Science Hall
  • The Pines Cafe & Bookstore (under construction)
  • B.A. in Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Environmental Science
  • B.S. in Engineering
  • M.S. in Athletic Training

Will you be competitive in the job market?

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

Whitworth graduates

95%


Completed a credit-bearing experiential learning opportunity

Whitworth graduates

80%


Participated in community service or service-learning course

Whitworth graduates

97%


Studied abroad at least once

Whitworth graduates

52%


More accessible. More personal.

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.

Income profile of 2020-21 Whitworth first-year families who filed the FAFSA

Under $50,000

$50,000-$99,999

$100,000-$149,000

Over $150,000

"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.

More resources

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:

  1. Research and apply for outside scholarships.
  2. Find a part-time job on campus, or plan to work over the summer (Washington state's 2021 minimum wage is $13.69 per hour).
    The Whitworth Career Services team supports students all four years with interest/skill inventories, résumé workshops, mock interviews, internships, career and graduate school fairs, and more.
  3. Use our flexible payment plans to spread out your costs.
  4. Let a financial aid counselor know of any special circumstances that impact your financial situation.

We're here to help.

Your financial aid counselor is ready to answer your questions: 509.777.3215 or finaid@whitworth.edu.