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Wellesley College: Need Blind

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Wellesley is committed to meeting 100% of calculated need for all admitted international citizens who have applied for financial aid during the admission process. Financial assistance is available for a limited number of international citizens. Its purpose is to support highly qualified candidates who could not otherwise attend Wellesley. Because of the keen competition for these funds, candidates should apply for them only if family resources cannot adequately meet College expenses. In determining the amount of aid given, the College examines the financial resources of the student and her family through information provided on the admissions application, through questions on your Wellesley Applicant Portal, and through completion of the CSS Profile.

Scholarship Requirements:

In an effort to simplify the financial aid process for international, undocumented, and DACA students, applicants who have indicated their intent to apply for aid will be prompted to complete a Financial Aid Intent Form after submitting their application for admission. Within three to five business days of the completion of the Common or Coalition application, students will be given access to the Applicant Portal by Admissions. We will contact applicants later in the process regarding any additional financial aid forms or documents they may need to provide. We encourage all applicants applying for aid to begin completing the CSS Profile so that if requested, they can submit it promptly. However, students won’t need to submit the CSS Profile unless they are instructed to do so by our staff.

How To Apply:

CSS Application Required


  • Early Decision 1: Nov 1
  • Early Decision 2: Jan 1
  • Regular Decision with early evaluation: Dec 15
  • Regular Decision: Jan 15