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Dakota Wesleyan University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Mitchell, SD

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$34,590
Tuition and Fees
$27,640
Room and Board
$6,950
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
   

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
164 (92.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
151 (92.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
151 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
25 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$21,889
Need-Based Gift
Received by 61 (40.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,378
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 115 (76.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,420
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
11 (6.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,227

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
823 (90.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
739 (89.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
739 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
49 (6.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 237 (32.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,425
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 432 (58.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,777
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 10 (1.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
27 (3.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,158

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$37,564
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans, United Methodist Student Loans (for members of Methodist Church)

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Mathematics, Premedicine
Number of Awards
31
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
33
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Number of Awards
10
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
62
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,550

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