The amounts shown below are an estimate of the total yearly costs of attending Whitman without taking into account the financial aid students receive.
The vast majority of our students receive either merit or need-based aid, making Whitman an affordable option.
Cost of Attendance
Whitman's comprehensive student budgets includes estimated tuition, student association fees, standard food and housing costs, and an estimated amount for books and incidental expenses. Estimated travel costs are also included in the budget for domestic students, however, the cost varies by student.
|ASWC (student association)||$422|
|Food and Housing||$14,640|
|Estimated Books and supplies||$1,400|
|Total per Semester||$38,766|
After the 2 year "on campus" live in requirement has been completed, students in their junior/senior year have the option to live off campus. Students that live off campus are not charged directly for food and housing, and are required to budget their own food and housing costs based on off-campus costs.
**The food and housing budget for students living off-campus for the 2023-2024 academic year is $12,846. For students living with a family member or guardian, the food & housing budget for 2023-2024 is $3,918. These budgets are used to determine the cost of attendance when awarding financial aid to students living off-campus.
Many of the fees that students typically incur at other colleges and universities (such as attending concerts, lectures, plays, etc. or doing laundry in residence hall) are covered by Whitman's student government fees and room charges.
Funds for a Computer
If you don't have a laptop, you may request that your budget be increased by up to $1,700, generally in your first year. This may allow you to use outside scholarship money to purchase a computer or to borrow additional funds depending on your eligibility for federal student loans.