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Affordability

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Our price & value are leading the way in Ohio among private colleges.

  • $24,263 average financial aid package awarded to students for 2019-20.
  • 99% of incoming students for the Fall 2018 term filed a FAFSA.
  • Many of our students receive grant funds in addition to scholarships and awards. This is money that does NOT have to be paid back!
  • Estimate your own tuition cost with our Tuition Calculator.

Private College Can Be Affordable

  • We strongly encourage you to apply and review your full financial aid package before making a decision. At most private colleges, including ours, the final cost of attendance is often much lower once financial aid is applied.
  • Private colleges like Wilmington College offer more financial aid than most large state institutions. View the comparison chart below to see how we measure up to local schools.

Compare Our Affordability with Local Institutions

School Tuition Fees Room & Board Total
Wilmington College $25,900 $875 $10,100 $36,875
The following are the 2019-20 costs for each institution.**
Cedarville University $31,122 $200 $7,618 $38,940*
Mount St. Joseph University $30,100 $1,100 $9,688 $40,888*
Muskingum University $28,100 $950 $11,590 $40,640*
Heidelberg University** $30,400 $600 $10,400 $41,400*
Defiance College** $32,500 $760 $10,550 $43,800*
Bluffton University $36,552 $320 $11,124 $47,996*
Otterbein University $32,024 $450 $11,278 $43,752*
Capital University** $35,146 $320 $10,840 $46,306*
Marietta College $36,040 $400 $11,320 $47,760*
*Tuition information for other institutions listed may be updated at any time. Please consult their website to confirm pricing.

**Heidelberg, Defiance and Capital have not yet released their 2019-20 tuition information.