Finances (International Students)
All international student applicants are required to submit the Certification of Finances form at the time of application.
The annual projected cost for the 2013-14 academic year for tuition is $39,736; room and board, $12,690; and books, $1,000 (cost of books may vary). These costs do not include transportation and personal expenses.
While there are limited academic scholarships available to international students, they do not cover the entire cost of funding a Whittier College education. Entering international first-year students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships at the time of their admission to Whittier College. Notification of merit scholarships will be sent to students with their admission letters. These renewable annual awards range in value from $8,000 to full tuition.
Whittier College additionally offers Talent Scholarships valued from $1,000 to $12,000 in art, music, and theater. Talent Scholarships are awarded to students by the academic departments based on a separate application and supplemental materials (auditions for theater and music performance, and a portfolio for art and technical theater/scenic design). A student does not have to major or minor in the subject, only maintain involvement with the department while they are a student at Whittier College. Therefore, this is an excellent opportunity for any student who is looking into the liberal arts and is planning on continuing participation in art, music, or theater.
International students are eligible for jobs on campus. Work-study awards may be awarded as part of a financial aid package. International students are legally restricted from working off-campus, except when it is an internship related to their major.