Westminster College Increases Tuition 1.4% for Next School Year

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College’s board of trustees has approved a tuition rate of $18,815 for the 2021-2022 school year, an increase of 1.4%.

Over the past three academic years, tuition has increased by 4% while upgrades at residence halls, the science center and athletics fields have provided students an experience regularly included on “best bang for your buck” lists.

“As we look ahead to the 2021-2022 academic year, we continue to focus on controlling the costs of attendance, even as we work diligently to expand the deep educational experiences for students,” said PresidentKathy Brittain Richardson in a statement. “We take very seriously our mission to prepare our students for lives of accomplishment and service after graduation with the highest quality education possible, while making it as affordable as possible.”

This school year, she continued, Westminster has invested more than $27 million into financial aid, allowing students to pay an average of less than half of the total cost of tuition, fees and boarding. In addition, the college provided more than $632,000 in emergency federal aid over the summer.

The Bring Back the Titans fundraising campaign, which provided students facing financial hardships with funds, raised $1.8 million.

“Additionally, students are supported through 310 endowed scholarships, including nine new or in progress scholarships that are being endowed by generous donors to Westminster,” Richardson said.

Among Westminster College’s recent value awards are Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for Your Buck” ranking, Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” listing and College Factual’s recognition as a “Great Price” school.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.