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Wisconsin Lutheran College generously invests in making a Christian college education affordable, because we’ve seen the positive impact our graduates make in the workplace and in their local communities as servant leaders. Last year, we awarded more than $12 million dollars in scholarship support to our students, helping to make their dream of a WLC education a reality.
In addition, we are recognized as one of the most affordable private colleges in the country: For 2019, College Factual ranks WLC in the Top 15% in the nation for colleges that deliver a great education compared to their cost. WLC is ranked 13th in the Midwest on the U.S. News & World Report Best Value Schools list for 2019.
We believe so much in helping our students afford a high-quality education, that last year 99% of our full-time students received financial assistance. By applying for financial aid, you'll be considered for all programs for which you are eligible. Your financial aid package can be a combination of scholarships, need-based aid,
student employment, and loans, as determined primarily by the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
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The Net Price Calculator is designed to help families of traditional undergraduate students obtain an early estimate of financial aid opportunities at Wisconsin Lutheran College. The tool provides a projection of aid and net cost based on data your family supplies. To receive an official financial aid package, a student must be admitted, complete
WLC’s Financial Aid Application, and file a FAFSA.
NET PRICE CALCULATOR
The following costs are for traditional undergraduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year, prior to financial assistance. Please use the
Net Price Calculator to estimate your family's net cost.
Your expected family contribution figure will be the same regardless of which college or university you choose to attend.
The aid for which a student qualifies is calculated as follows:
Cost of Attendance: Tuition, Fees, Room and Board, Books, Transportation, and Personal Expenses
Family Contribution: Estimated Educational Financial Capacity of Family
Qualified Financial Need: Financial Aid/Assistance
Note: Not all financial aid is based on need. Merit-based aid is available for the student with superior academic achievement.
(As of 10/21/2019)
Wisconsin Lutheran College provides full-time degree seeking students with financial assistance intended to supplement personal and family resources. Students applying for financial aid are considered for all programs for which they are eligible. Financial aid available to students enrolled less than full time is noted below in the individual program descriptions. For financial aid purposes full-time student status is established as a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester; half-time status is a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester. The amount of financial aid awarded is generally a combination of scholarships, grants, employment, and loans. It is based on the qualified financial need as determined primarily by the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
For loan eligibility purposes, a student is classified as a freshman if he or she meets the entrance requirements, as a sophomore when 27 credits have been earned, as a junior when 60 credits have been earned, and as a senior when 90 credits have been earned.
Wisconsin Lutheran College does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, disability, national or ethnic origin in its recruitment, admission, educational or administrative policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. The college also is committed to admitting student athletes who will demonstrate a level of success consistent with that of all students on campus. Male and female student athletes will receive equal and fair treatment.
Wisconsin Lutheran College is affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The college reserves the right to make changes affecting policies, fees, curriculum or other matters on this website.
In accordance with federal regulations, Wisconsin Lutheran College requires that a student be making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree to be eligible for financial aid. Satisfactory academic progress is monitored both by a qualitative standard (GPA) and a quantitative standard (pace by which a student is completing his or her degree). Satisfactory academic progress will be reviewed at the end of each term of attendance including summer.
Federal regulations determine the maximum time frame to complete a degree is within 150% of the length of the degree program. In accordance with this policy, WLC students must successfully complete at least 67% of their cumulative credits attempted.*
Students may appeal the suspension of their financial aid eligibility. Appeals should be submitted in writing to the financial aid office, addressed to the financial aid director. Students will be able to file an appeal due to extenuating circumstances such as health reasons, injuries, death of a relative, family emergencies or other documented extenuating circumstances. Appeals must include why the student failed to make satisfactory progress and what has changed in the student's situation that will allow them to make satisfactory academic progress at the next evaluation point. Students are limited to two suspension appeal requests throughout their enrollment at WLC.
A student whose appeal has been approved will be placed on financial aid probation for the next term of attendance. While on financial aid probation, the student must reestablish a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA and complete at least 67% of cumulative credits attempted. Failure to do so will result in suspension of financial aid for the next term of attendance and any future terms until SAP standards are met.
A student on financial aid probation may have an Academic Plan developed on an individual basis. Plans are developed and monitored by the Dean of Student Success in conjunction with an Academic Dean and the student's academic advisor. An Academic Plan could include certain performance requirements, a limited credit load, only certain courses to be taken, required meetings with an academic advisor, use of the Academic Success Center, or use of Counseling Services. Failure to meet the Academic Plan requirement will result in suspension of financial aid for the next term of attendance.
If a student withdraws or is expelled from Wisconsin Lutheran College, then the school or the student may be required to return some of the federal funds awarded to the student. If the student received financial assistance from outside of the family, then a portion of the refund will be returned to the grant, scholarship or loan source from which the assistance was received. The student may also be eligible for a refund of a portion of the tuition, fees, room and board paid to Wisconsin Lutheran College for the semester.
A student who will be withdrawing should contact the Dean of Student Success and complete a form entitled Student Withdrawal Form to begin the withdrawal process. This procedure will enable Wisconsin Lutheran College to refund the maximum possible institutional charges. The amount to be refunded to the federal government will be calculated from the date a student officially completes the form and withdraws from classes. In case of an unofficial withdrawal, the amount to be refunded will be based on the last date a student was involved in an academically related activity.
The federal “Return of Title IV Funds” formula determines how much of the federal funding was “earned” up to the time of withdrawal and the amount that was disbursed in excess of the earned amount. This “unearned” amount must be returned to the federal government by the university and/or the student. The federal formula requires a return of Title IV aid if the student received federal financial assistance in the form of a Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TIP Grant, Iraq Afghanistan Service Grant, Federal Direct Loan, or Federal PLUS Loan and withdrew on or before completing 60% of the semester. The percentage of Title IV aid that is “unearned” and needs to be returned is equal to the number of calendar days remaining in the semester divided by the number of calendar days in the semester. Scheduled breaks of more than four consecutive days are excluded. A postwithdrawal disbursement will be made if a student has eligibility for the Title IV funds. Any unearned Title IV aid must be returned to the federal government within 45 days of the date of the determination of a student's withdrawal. The order in which funds will be returned are: Unsubsidized Federal Direct Student Loans, Subsidized Federal Direct Student Loans, PLUS, Pell, FSEOG and the Iraq/Afghan Grant.
NOTE: If funds are released to a student because of a credit balance on the student's account, then the student may be required to repay some of the federal grants if the student withdraws. Worksheets used to determine the amount of refund or Return of Title IV aid are available upon request.
Students who withdraw from Wisconsin Lutheran College will receive a prorated refund of educational fees and housing/meal fees, according to the following schedule:
All institutional and state aid funds are prorated and refunded according to the same schedule.
To contact the Office of Financial Aid, call 414.443.8856, fax 414.443.8540, or email us.