No doubt about it: college is expensive. Fortunately DWU can help. Many merit, talent and athletic scholarships are available, and numerous loan and grant programs can also help. DWU’s experienced team is dedicated to making the financial aid process work for each student.

2016-2017 Undergraduate Cost of Education
Tuition  $25,750
Activity Fee $300
Room and Board   $6,800 
Total $32,850

These costs are based on 12-16 credit hours per semester and the average room and board plan. Actual fees may vary.

This amount does not include books, travel or personal expenses.

  • The average Wesleyan student receives institutional scholarships of $11,900 or more.
  • 99 percent of Wesleyan students receive financial aid.

Rewarding your Strengths
Students who apply and are accepted for admission will be considered for academic scholarships based on their high school GPA and standardized testing scores (ACT/ SAT). Most scholarships are renewable for four years. Visit with an admissions counselor for more details.

Our annual scholarship events take place in February for current high school seniors. An application and eligibility guidelines can be obtained from the DWU Office of Admissions.

Our United Methodist heritage is important to us. The university offers eligible students scholarship awards based on their membership and involvement in their United Methodist Church.
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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