Tuition & Financial Aid
Finishing your degree has never been so fast, easy or affordable!
- The accelerated degree completion program is designed to make going back to school as affordable as possible
- Affordable tuition includes all fees, books, and parking
- Full-time student status provides eligibility to the maximum amount of Government Pell Grant and/or Federal Stafford Loans for which you qualify
Tuition / Out-of-Pocket Cost
The 48-credit accelerated degree completion program fee of $17,000 covers tuition, fees, and books. Many of our students qualify for employer reimbursement, or federal financial aid and federal direct loans, reducing their immediate out-of-pocket cost to $0.
Tuition charges are applied to your account at the beginning of each spring, summer, and fall term for which you are enrolled. Payment for the summer term is due at the beginning of the term. Payment for fall and spring terms can be made in two installments due at the beginning and approximately halfway through each term. This allows you to divide the cost of the program into eight equal payments of $2,125.
If desired, a monthly payment plan is available to integrate the program fees into your budget.
Our supportive financial aid office is dedicated to helping you find additional sources of funding to help meet the costs of receiving a quality education.
This checklist helps you walk through the steps necessary to apply for financial aid. We strongly recommend you complete these steps in the order in which they are listed.
- If you don't have one already, apply for a Department of Education PIN to be used as an online signature. Retain your PIN for use each year.
- Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Information from this application is used to determine if you're eligible to receive money from federal grant or loan programs. WLC's code is 014658.
- Complete any documents you receive from the financial aid office, which will be mailed to you upon electronic receipt of your FAFSA.
Before an offer of financial aid is granted, Wisconsin Lutheran College requires your acceptance for admission. Your personal enrollment advisor simultaneously guides you through the financial aid and admission application process.
Wisconsin Lutheran College created a website to guide you through the loan application process. All federal loans are disbursed through the Federal Direct Loan program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. You have the right to cancel or lower your loan at anytime by contacting the WLC Financial Aid Office.
Applications and information on each loan type are available at the following link: Financial Aid: Loans.
You are encouraged to research whether you qualify for an employee tuition reimbursement benefit. Most programs provide reimbursement directly to employees after courses have been completed and credits have been earned. WLC can work with you to provide a deferred billing schedule based on your employer's policies. Making the maximum use of employer reimbursement plans can be an effective strategy for reducing college costs.
Students eligible for educational entitlement from the Veterans Administration should apply for entitlement through their local county veterans' service offices or through any regional office of the Veterans Administration prior to college registration. Veterans (except those eligible for vocational rehabilitation under Chapter 31, Title 38, USC) and veterans' dependents must pay their own expenses at the time of registration.
Students receiving educational benefits from the VA must report immediately any change of program (adds, drops, withdrawal) to the college registrar's office. The VA is notified of any condition which would affect entitlement such as low grade point average, change in program, or probationary status.