We promise predictability for Virginia residents.

A tuition guarantee to help you plan your financial future.

Initially adopted in 2013, the William &Mary Promise was updated in 2019 to make it easier for families to compare higher education costs while maintaining the university’s commitment to excellence, affordability and predictability. The updated tuition model will go into effect in the fall of 2020 and affect incoming in-state freshmen and transfers. The Board of Visitors will set tuition later this fall. Current students will not be affected.

View the most current estimated annual costs to attend W&M.

Virginia undergraduates

The W&M Promise provides predictability to all incoming Virginia undergraduates and their families for tuition, which historically has been the most volatile part of higher education’s total cost. Beginning in the fall of 2020 with the Class of 2024, tuition increases are limited to no more than 3% per year for incoming in-state students. Tuition for current in-state W&M undergraduates will continue to be capped at the rate established upon their entry.