Books, Materials, and Activities Fee
This required fee includes all course books, reading packets, and handouts distributed to the students each academic year. The activities fee includes use of a nearby gym, swimming pool, laundry facilities and other services.
At the inception of the student’s freshman year, it is necessary to purchase or rent personal equipment and clothing required for the three-week Freshman Expedition that takes place in August. While the actual cost varies from student to student, the average cost per student is approximately $500 for gear purchase and $300 for gear rental. A detailed equipment list is mailed to committed students, accompanied by instructions on how, where, and when the gear may be obtained. Please note that students, upon their arrival at the College, may conveniently obtain equipment and clothing at the NOLS Rocky Mountain outfitting shop in Lander. If students purchase equipment and clothing prior to arrival, all items must meet WCC approval prior to departing on the August expedition.
Additional expenses are as follows:
Students will, of course, need some additional funds to cover such personal expenses as stamps, snacks, laundry soap, toiletries, entertainment, fishing licenses, optional outdoor trips, etc.
Most financial aid recipients who are from out of state travel home only twice per academic year, at the Christmas break and the end of the school year. Travel expenses will vary based on the mode of travel and the proximity of the student’s home to the College. Refer to Getting Here for travel details. Limited shuttle service to area airports and bus stations is provided by the College for a reasonable fee. Contact the Director of Student Services for more information.
If a student ceases attending the College before October 1st for the fall semester or February 1st for the spring semester, tuition, room, and board will be prorated on a per diem basis, and refunds of parent and student payments will be determined accordingly. After that point, no funds will be returned.
For information about our Financial Aid program, please see the Financial Aid page under Admissions.