Tuition and Aid

Financing a college education is one of the most important investments that you and your family will make. Even as the cost of college has grown, the earnings premium — the additional amount college graduates typically earn over the course of their working lives — has grown even more.

Willamette offers need-based financial aid and merit scholarships to help families afford the cost of education — 90% of our students receive financial aid.


Description Fall Term Spring Term Total Annual
Tuition $24,875.00 $24,875.00 $49,750.00
Fees 264.25 264.25 528.50
Room and Board1 6,280.00 6,280.00 12,560.00
Residential Hall Fees 75.00 75.00 150.00
Books and Supplies (Estimated) 495.00 495.00 990.00
Health Insurance2 1,063.00 1,377.00 2,440.00
Green Fund Fee3 25.00 25.00 50.00
Orientation Fee4 120.00 - 120.00
Total Estimated Costs $33,197.25 $33,391.25 $66,588.50


1The Room and Board rate is based upon standard multiple occupancy in a residence hall and Meal Plan C. Actual rates may differ depending upon room type and meal plan selected.

2Health Insurance: if you have comparable coverage you may waive this premium; please click on the Health Insurance link for details. The health insurance fee for international students is $769 for fall term and $991 for spring term.

3The Green Fund Fee is optional and may be declined by the student in WebAdvisor. The optional fee was approved by a student body vote during the 2014 spring semester.

4The Orientation Fee is a one time only fee that is charged in the Fall term for new students, both incoming freshmen and transfers. The purpose is to cover the cost of the Opening Days festivities.

Financial Aid

Willamette’s approach to aid: Our financial aid process is both merit and need-driven, influenced by the quality of a student’s academic record and their financial resources. Strong students will receive scholarship recognition from us regardless of whether they qualify for need-based aid. For students with demonstrated financial need, academic standing also is a strong factor in how much gift aid (scholarships and grants) they receive.

Sources of aid: The primary sources of aid we offer include Willamette grants and scholarships, federal and state grants, federal student loans and work opportunities. After students are admitted to Willamette, they receive a financial aid award letter detailing the different types of aid we are offering.

Additional ways to pay: In addition to the aid we offer, we encourage students and their families to pursue all possible sources outside of the university. These could include state grant and scholarship programs, local community scholarships, work opportunities, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS loans) and home equity loans. Learn more

Have more questions about paying for college or financial aid? Visit Financial Aid or call us at 877-542-2787.