College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia


Costs to Attend College of William and Mary

Are you interested in applying to College of William and Mary yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Virginia Residents: $24,088
  • Non Virginia Residents: $47,271
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Virginia Residents: $8,677
  • Tution for non-Virginia Residents: $31,860
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $9,318
  • Books and Supplies: $1,200
  • Other Fees: $4,893

The cost per year to attend College of William and Mary is $24,088 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Virginia have a total one year cost of $47,271. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from College of William and Mary

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at College of William and Mary is $96,352 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $96,352
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $189,084

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Virginia Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $12,044
  • Non Virginia Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $23,636

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $12,660*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $50,640**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 44%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $12,047
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 13%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $3,976
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 31%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $6,402

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

College of William and Mary is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for College of William and Mary? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $50,640, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 44% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $12,660. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our College of William and Mary student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $509.34
  • Amount Borrowed: $50,640.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $10,481.13
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $61,121.13

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend College of William and Mary? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford College of William and Mary, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $61,121.13 is recommended to afford a $509.34 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to College of William and Mary in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $8,490 to $13,132. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 10.9%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $96,352.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for College of William and Mary.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $33,127, 4 Year Degree: $132,506
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $42,279, 4 Year Degree: $169,116
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $53,960, 4 Year Degree: $215,839
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $62,465, 4 Year Degree: $249,861

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at College of William and Mary are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Virginia residents: $286
  • Cost for one class for Virginia residents (3 credit hours): $858
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $985
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $2,955
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $3,940

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Tuition History

What was tuition at College of William and Mary for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $10,800 In State / $30,964 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.4% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $10,246 In State / $29,326 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11.8% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $9,164 In State / $26,934 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.9% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $8,490 In State / $25,048 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.2% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $7,778 In State / $23,186 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.6% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $7,096 In State / $21,902 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.4% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $6,430 In State / $21,216 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 26.4% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $5,088 In State / $19,292 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.4% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $4,780 In State / $17,808 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $4,687 In State / $16,934 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 1.7% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $4,610 In State / $16,434 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -11% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $5,178 In State / $16,138 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.9% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $5,032 In State / $15,404 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.6% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $4,906 In State / $14,916 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.5% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $4,738 In State / $14,428 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $4,556 In State / $13,468 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.2% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $4,414 In State / $12,604 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.1% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $4,046 In State / $11,426 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.5% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $3,730 In State / $10,450 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.1% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $3,514 In State / $9,207 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -0.3% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $3,526 In State / $8,482 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 18.9% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $2,966 In State / $7,812 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.9% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $2,750 In State / $7,168 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.3% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $2,540 In State / $6,772 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at College of William and Mary ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $24,088. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 69 $96,352
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 39 $96,352
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 35 $96,352
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 34 $96,352
4 year cost
Area Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 28 $96,352
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 26 $96,352
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $96,352
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $96,352
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 13 $96,352
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 10 $96,352
4 year cost
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 10 $96,352
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 10 $96,352
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 9 $96,352
4 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $96,352
4 year cost
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $96,352
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 7 $96,352
4 year cost
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 7 $96,352
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $96,352
4 year cost
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 6 $96,352
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $96,352
4 year cost
Public Policy Analysis, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $96,352
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $96,352
4 year cost
Chinese Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 $96,352
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $96,352
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $96,352
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $96,352
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $96,352
4 year cost
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 2 $96,352
4 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $96,352
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $96,352
4 year cost

About College of William and Mary

College of William and Mary is a four year public college located in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Full time enrollment is 7,684 and part time is 516.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 13,660 applicants. 4,394 were admitted and 1,467 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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  • College of William and Mary
  • 200 Richmond Road
  • Williamsburg, Virginia
  • 23187-8795

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