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Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 1,504
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 60%
Average Aid Amount $50,990
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 419
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 68%

Financial Aid Information at Wellesley

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 1,504 students (60% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $50,990. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students), 419 students (68% of enrolled students) received financial aid.
The 2022 undergraduate tuition & fees at Wellesley College is $60,752, for reference.

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 1,504 students (60% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $50,990. It includes federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid. The following table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at Wellesley College for all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at Wellesley College
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid1,50460%$50,990
Pell Grants53621%$5,024
Federal Student Loans59023%$4,231

Beginning Students Financial Aid

a total of 419 beginning students (68% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 373 students (61% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree-seeking beginning undergraduate students. The below table shows the number and amount by the source of financial aid at Wellesley College.
Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at Wellesley College
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid41968%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources35959%$54,101
Federal Grants31551%$3,194
Pell Grants14123%$5,073
Other Federal Grants31251%$932
State/Local Grants142%$2,664
Institutional Grants35658%$51,626
Student Loans18330%$5,843
Federal Student Loans14223%$3,474
Other Student Loans8314%$6,940