Net Price Calculator

Estimate Your Cost

Dakota Wesleyan University understands paying for college is an important consideration for you and your family. Below is the online net price calculator to assist you with calculating the estimated educational cost for undergraduate first-time, full-time students at DWU.

Please be advised that the calculator is for estimating purposes only and is not binding. Final eligibility for aid is subject to student completing the FAFSA, meeting eligibility, meeting priority deadline, and availability of funds. Let us show you how affordable your college education can be at Dakota Wesleyan University.


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 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 Room and Board Type selection above. Indirect costs include transportation, personal and miscellaneous expenses.
Estimated Total Cost of Attendance $


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.
Pell Grant $
SEOG Grant
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) can provide additional grant money to a student's financial aid package if he or she has demonstrated financial need.
Perkins Loans
The Federal Perkins Loan Program provides low-interest loans to help needy students finance the costs of postsecondary education.
Cumulative High School GPA GPA

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 ?
DWU Methodist Recognition Award
Other Scholarships/Grants
Include any other Scholarships/Grants outside of the Financial Aid award package. For information on other scholarships click here and here.
Total Scholarships/Grants $
COA – Scholarships/Grant = Net Price


Direct Stafford Loan
The Direct Stafford 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. Independent students may receive up to $5,500. For more information on the Direct Stafford 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 $
YOUR ANNUAL 2023-2024 ESTIMATED NET PRICE including loans
COA – Scholarships/Grant – Loans = Net Price