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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–approximately 78%–receive either merit or need-based aid, making Whitman an affordable option.

Cost of Attendance for 2018-19

Whitman's comprehensive student budget includes tuition, student association fees, standard room (assuming double occupancy) and board and an estimated amount for books and incidental expenses.

Tuition $51,370
ASWC (student association)  $394
Room and Board $13,118
Estimated Books and supplies $1,400
Total $66,282

We estimate the costs of books and incidental expenses by surveying students every couple of years. 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 $1,500, 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.