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Discover Enduring Value

Invest in an education that will pay off for the rest of your life.

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.

Explore your financial aid opportunities


You’re automatically considered for merit scholarships when you apply for admission.


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

More Resources

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

Consider your actual costs

Tuition and Fees

Take a look at the costs before financial aid.

Financial Aid

Explore your opportunities and get one-on-one assistance from our experienced financial aid team.

Net Price Calculator

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

Get an education you won't find anywhere else

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.

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.

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.

Bar chart showing: Graduation rate at Willamette University (almost 75%) vs. at other Oregon private colleges (about 26%)

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.

Pie chart showing: Average Financial Aid = $40,466 and Tuition = $45,000

Get The Help You Need

We'll help you invest in your education, 100% of our students receive financial aid. Our financial aid officers are here to help you.
Infographic text: $111k average mid-career salary


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

Willamette University

Office of Admission

Salem Campus

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6303 voice
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503-375-5363 fax
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