Predictability

We promise predictability for Virginia residents.

A tuition guarantee to help you plan your financial future.

An important part of the W&M Promise is predictability for the Commonwealth's families when it comes to planning for the cost of tuition. The W&M Board of Visitors sets the four-year guaranteed tuition rate for new in-state students each November. View the most current estimated annual costs to attend W&M.

"In-state students returning to Virginia's public universities in the 2016-2017 academic year faced an average tuition increase of 4.7%. At William & Mary, the increase was zero. We promise the tuition paid for one's freshman year will be the same tuition we charge for each of the next three." 

~ Henry Broaddus, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Public Affairs

Incoming undergraduates

The W&M Promise gives all incoming Virginia undergraduates and their families a four-year promise that tuition won't rise. Once in-state tuition is set for an incoming class, the number will remain stable for the next four years. There will be some increases in fees and other costs, but tuition, which has historically been the most volatile part of total cost, will be frozen.

Current undergraduates

For in-state students who entered William & Mary after fall 2013, tuition is guaranteed for all four years as part of the W&M Promise.

Looking ahead

The Board of Visitors approved guaranteed tuition rates for incoming in-state freshmen for fall 2017. The W&M Promise is an ongoing program with fixed in-state undergraduate tuition rates being set for each new class.