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Willamette is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts and sciences colleges, and when you compare college costs, you’ll discover we’re also a tremendous value. Tuition at public universities may seem lower at first glance, but when you factor in financial aid and graduation rates, it can be quite a different story.

Our financial aid packages can include need-based aid, scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Let us guide you through the process, maximize your options and show you how affordable a Willamette education can be.

Four-year graduation rate: Willamette University (66%) vs. Oregon public colleges (27%)

Save time and money

Our students tend to graduate sooner than their peers at public universities. You’ll save on tuition, start your career earlier and maximize your earning potential.

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Average mid-career salary of a Willamette graduate: $111,000

Enjoy a great career

By combining rigorous academics with extensive internship and research opportunities, Willamette will prepare you for a rewarding career and a meaningful life.

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You’re automatically considered for merit scholarships ranging up to $20,000 when you apply for admission.



You may be eligible for grants that are awarded to students based on demonstrated financial need.

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Student employment opportunities and low-interest loans are available to help you invest in your education.

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Consider your actual costs

Tuition and Fees

Take a look at the costs before financial aid, and keep in mind that Willamette offers generous aid packages.

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Financial Aid

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Net Price Calculator

Use this tool to estimate the financial aid you may be eligible to receive from Willamette and other sources.

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Make it personal

Study the things you care about most, share your ideas in a dynamic learning environment and collaborate with caring professors who help you unleash your potential.

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Put your ideas to work

Check out our Career Communities and choose from internships, research projects and volunteer opportunities that allow you to turn knowledge into action.

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Get on the fast track

Combine a bachelor’s degree from Willamette with an MBA or a law degree from one of our top-ranked graduate schools and save a year of time and tuition.

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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
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