Affordability & Value

Warren Wilson is committed to providing an innovative and valuable educational experience to talented students from any financial situation.  Don’t be frightened by the tuition “sticker price” — through the Work Program, all resident students receive compensation towards their tuition. A majority of students receive additional scholarships and aid tailored to their merit and personal needs, with the average award package being approximately $16,300.  Try our Net Price Calculator for an estimate tailored to your personal situation.

Recognized as a “Best Buy”

Fiske Guide 2016The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016 has named Warren Wilson College as one of the nation’s 44 “Best Buys” among private colleges and universities for the tenth time since 2005. According to the guide, schools “qualify as Best Buys based on the quality of the academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance” — or as the book also puts it, “outstanding academics with relatively modest prices.” As a work college, Warren Wilson provides two educations for the cost of one.  We offer not only a liberal arts education, but practical skills and job training focused on employability.


Warren Wilson College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or financial aid programs. The tuition refund policy can be found in the Warren Wilson College Catalog.