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Ohio Wesleyan Cancels Tuition Increase Planned for 2020-2021 Academic Year

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University announced this week that it is canceling a planned 3% tuition increase for the 2020-2021 academic year.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is causing dramatic financial challenges for some of our students and families, and we want to support them in this uncertain time,” said President Rock Jones, Ph.D.

“We believe canceling next year’s tuition increase will help students continue their educations in the fall and persist to graduation,” Jones said. “The world will need their knowledge and leadership more than ever when we emerge from this challenging time.”

Ohio Wesleyan’s tuition will remain at $46,870 next year for all students – in-state, out-of-state, and international. Depending on their choice of room and board, most students will pay about $1,410 less for their OWU educations this fall.

A full 99% of Ohio Wesleyan students also receive merit or need-based aid to lower their out-of-pocket costs.

On average, last year’s incoming class received more than $42,000 per student in merit-based and other financial aid, with Ohio Wesleyan awarding approximately $14 million in university-funded grants and scholarships to these students.

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Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at