Find True Value at Willamette

“Not unto ourselves alone are we born.” At Willamette, our motto inspires and guides us, including our approach to financial aid. Willamette is committed to helping families meet college costs. Look beyond the sticker price, and see how you can afford a life-changing Willamette education.

Nationally Recognized for Quality and Value

Princeton Review

Names us one of “The Best 384 Colleges” and a “College that Pays You Back.”

Washington Monthly

Places us on their “Top Liberal Arts Colleges” and “Best Bang for the Buck” lists.

U.S. News & World Report

Ranks us among the country’s “Best Colleges” and “Best Value Schools.”

How We Can Help

We offer generous financial assistance. Numerous scholarships are available, including merit scholarships up to $25,000 per year.

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What You’ll Get for Your Money

At Willamette we help our students discover how to use their talents to improve the world around them every day. Because of the impact a Willamette education has on students’ lives, Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others have recognized us not just a top school, but a top value in higher education.

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Real-World Impact

55% of Willamette students complete internships, one path for connecting with our Career Communities.

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Collaborative Study

Zero courses across 40+ majors and programs are taught by graduate teaching assistants.

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Powerful Proximity

The city of Salem and 100 on-campus student organizations offer outstanding opportunities.

What It Will Cost

The “Sticker Price”

Let’s start with the “sticker price.” Remember, 99 percent of students receive financial aid, and the average yearly award is $35,895.

Willamette's cost, 2018-19

  • $49,750 for tuition
  • $12,560* for room and board
  • $529* for fees
  • Plus $990* for books and supplies


What You’ll Actually Pay

You’ll subtract the amount of your financial aid package, which can include the following elements depending on your situation:

How You Can Afford to Pay Loans

We know the prospect of loans can be daunting. Before you think, “I could never afford that,” consider this:

Average Willamette graduates's mid-career salary expectation $107,200
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or $283/month (over 10 years at 5.045%)
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And the average only counts those who have debt. 38% of our students GRADUATE WITH NO DEBT at all.

Estimate Your Cost

The Net Price Calculator can help you estimate the amounts you may receive for some of these elements.

Next Steps: Apply to Willamette

Take the first step to seeing exactly how you can afford a Willamette education. Willamette accepts the Common Application.


If you need more information, please contact us or consider a campus visit, which is the best way to learn about Willamette.