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Financing Your Education

Your education is one of the most important investments you will ever make. As you begin your college search, it is important to think about planning for that investment. At Wells College we are committed to making a private education affordable.

To find out if you are eligible for financial aid -  YOU MUST APPLY.  We recommend you file your FAFSA by December 1.

You may contact the Financial Aid Office at 315-364-3289 or by email at


Do you qualify? Find out below.

Wells College offers merit-based scholarships to incoming first-year and transfer students who demonstrate academic excellence and co-curricular engagement in their school experiences.  Scholarship decisions are made at the time of admissions using information provided to the college in the admissions application.  Financial need is not a consideration when awarding merit scholarships. 


Henry Wells Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement throughout their high school experience. Recipients are selected based on stellar academic credentials, demonstrated leadership skills, and overall excellence in the classroom.  Henry Wells Scholars are our top students and, as such, are granted a guaranteed first-year internship during Wells' January Intersession, a $3,000 stipend to spend on an six-week experiential learning opportunity in your junior year, and a $25,000 scholarship each year.

Presidential Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence in high school and a strong record of service to their schools and communities. The Admissions Committee selects recipients at the time of admission based on information supplied in the application file. Presidential Scholars are awarded $22,000 per year for four years of study at the College.

Dean's Awards go to students with strong academic records and active participation in clubs and organizations within their schools and communities.  Recipients are awarded a $20,000 scholarship per year.

Wells College Alumni Scholarships are based on evidence of individual initiative, creativity, responsibility, cooperation, and leadership ability, as well as, potential as a future alumni leader.  The Wells College Alumni Association is committed to supporting students that have demonstrated leadership as evidenced by contributions to the enrichment of the individual's school or community through active involvement in co-curricular and/or community activities. The recipient(s) will be awarded a $15,000 scholarship each year for four years of study.



Wells College Transfer Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their college coursework. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better to qualify. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee and awarded $15,000 per year.

Phi Theta Kappa students (transfer students who are members of this two-year college honor society) will automatically receive a bonus scholarship of $2,000.  Proof of PTK membership must be submitted with admissions application.