Cost and Aid

How much can you expect to pay at Williams? When calculating financial aid packages we start with the total cost of attendance, including tuition, room and board and student fees. We also include the cost of traveling to and from home twice a year, plus required textbooks, art and lab supplies, and personal expenses like haircuts or a data plan for your phone.

We'll work with your family to determine what you can afford to contribute, and subtract that number from the cost of attendance to determine your family’s financial need.

Here's the simple formula: Cost of Attendance – Parent Contribution = Financial Need

Williams is committed to using the principles and standards of the
College Cost Transparency Initiative in its financial aid offers.


2024-2025 Comprehensive Fees

Tuition $68,240
Housing $8,750
Meals $8,510
Activities & Residential House Fees $320
Study Away Fee (as applicable) $1,500


Total without Study Away: $85,820
Total with Study Away: $87,320

Estimate Your Cost and Aid

Use the MyinTuition calculator to get an estimate in just minutes. Or invest a little extra time with the Net Price Calculator to get a more accurate forecast.

MyinTuition Quick Calculator

If you’re a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, use the MyinTuition Quick College Cost Estimator to learn within minutes whether you might qualify for financial aid, and if so, what your approximate cost might be.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator provides a more precise estimate of your cost to attend Williams. It requires more detailed financial information, so you'll want to have recent tax forms and pay stubs on hand before starting. The process typically takes about 20 minutes.

When Using the Calculators

For best results, please use the most accurate information available.

If your parents are divorced or separated, complete the calculator twice, once with each parent’s financial information, to estimate their expected contribution.

If either parent is self-employed, their tax-allowable losses and depreciations may not be considered in our financial aid calculations.

If your situation is unusual, please contact the Student Financial Services office to discuss unique circumstances. We can help you understand your options.