Net Price Calculator

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Enter in your financial information below to estimate your out-of-pocket college expenses. Remember, EVERY full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student who lives on DWU's main campus receives a scholarship. 

Net Price Calculator


Tuition (cost before scholarships and grants are applied)
This tuition is an estimate based on a full-time enrollment of 12-16 credits per semester. If you are or will be receiving discount from DWU or tuition reimbursement from your employer, your Tuition will be adjusted accordingly.
Select Living Expenses Type
The living expenses (room and meal plan) amount varies depending on whether you would be living on-campus, with parents or off-campus.
Technology Fee
Service and Activity Fee
Books and Supplies
The Books and Supplies is an estimated amount.
Other Indirect Costs
Other Indirect Costs amount is an estimate depending on your living expense selection above. Indirect costs include transportation, personal and miscellaneous expenses.
Estimated Total Cost of Attendance $34,390


100% of DWU full-time, first-time freshmen who enrolled in classes at Dakota Wesleyan University received a scholarship, award or grant to attend. The scholarship, award or grant amount was based on merit, performance or need. By completing the information below, we will provide you an estimate of scholarships, awards or grants that may be available to you at DWU.
Click here to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Enter Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
You will be given your EFC at the end of the worksheet in the link above.
Cumulative High School GPA
Tiger Scholarship
Additional DWU scholarships and grants may be available. For more information on other DWU aid click here. The amount listed may not include athletic, religious, or other talent awards.
United Methodist member
Are you a confirmed United Methodist member ?
Other Scholarships/Grants
Include any other Scholarships/Grants outside of the Financial Aid award package. For information on other scholarships click here.
Total Scholarships/Grants $10,000
COA – Scholarships/Grant = Net Price


Federal Direct Loan
The Federal Direct Loan is a combination of a subsidized and an unsubsidized need and non-need based long-term loan administered by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information on the Federal Direct Loans click here.
Direct Plus Loan for Parents
The Direct PLUS Loan for Parents is a non-need based loan administered by the U.S. Department of Education available for parents of dependent undergraduate students. For more information on the Direct PLUS Loan for Parents click here.
Other loans
Include any other loans. For information on other loans click here.
Total Loans $5,500
YOUR ANNUAL 2023-2024 ESTIMATED NET PRICE including loans
COA – Scholarships/Grant – Loans = Net Price


If you have any questions about your billing statement, account or financial standing,
contact the DWU business office. 

For questions on financial aid, please contact the financial aid office.

Kristy Ehlebracht

Associate Director of Financial Aid

Mary Alexander, M.S., FAAC

Director of Financial Aid