Committed to Affordability

With “quality academic offerings and affordable cost,” Warren Wilson College is, for the 14th time, a “best buy,” according to the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020.”

A five out of five-star student quality of life rating along with “a strong international and environmental orientation” place the College in a select class of 47 “best buy” institutions.

  • The average cost of undergraduate attendance after financial aid is awarded: $24,419 per year
  • 100% of our residential students receive some form of financial aid
  • Default rate: 5.3% (6% lower than the national average of 11.3%)

Our NC Free Tuition Plan and Milepost One Scholarship Programs go even further, offering eligible undergraduates the opportunity to attend Warren Wilson tuition-free.

Not eligible for a free tuition program?

Don’t worry! All admitted undergraduates are considered for Merit Scholarships, which can be as high as $18,500 per year. Combined with your Work Grant and other need-based aid, we’re committed to making Warren Wilson an affordable option.

2019-2020 Costs


Listed below are the direct costs for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Tuition: *$36,600
Room and Board: $11,300
Fees: $764
Total Estimated Costs: $48,664

*Don’t forget that your $2,176 Work Grant is applied directly to your tuition charges to reduce your tuition costs!

MA in Critical Craft Studies

Annual Tuition: $22,000
Residency Room & Board: $2,000 / semester
Culminating Residency: $2,000
Total 2-Year Costs: $54,000

Get information about loans and financial aid for the MA program.


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Our FAFSA Code: 002979

Our Financial Aid Office awards need-based grants based on the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition to federal loans and grants, we award need-based grants in-house. Our FAFSA school code is 002979

Helping students and families successfully navigate the financial aid process is incredibly rewarding. We’re your partners, here for you every step of the way.

Lori Lewis, Director of Financial Aid