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In order to administer its financial aid program in the most equitable
manner, Viterbo applies the nationally accepted “Federal methodology” of
need analysis to each financial aid application. This system determines
the amount of aid you need to “bridge the gap” between you and your family’s
resources and the actual cost of your education. Taken into consideration
are such extenuating circumstances as large medical expenditures and other
obligations affecting the family financial situation.
All Viterbo financial aid awards are for one year only. Students must
reapply each year of attendance. Renewal is dependent on continued need
for aid and maintenance of academic standards outlined in the Student Handbook.
Students are awarded aid drawn from approximately 25 federal, state,
and Viterbo programs. Students are usually offered a combination of scholarship,
grant, loan, and employment opportunities. The average financial aid award
package for Viterbo students is $8,000.
In order to be eligible to apply for financial aid, a student must
The following forms are the minimum requirements to apply for financial
Admitted to a degree program at Viterbo University
Enrolled at least half-time (minimum of 6 credits per semester)
A U.S. citizen or able to provide verification of status as a national,
permanent resident, or refugee.
Additional forms or documents may be requested on an individual case-by-case
basis as needed.
Application for Admission (all first time students) or Viterbo Financial
Aid Application (returning and reentry students)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those
applicants who demonstrate financial need. Because of the large number
of applications and limited amount of funds available, students are strongly
encouraged to complete all necessary application forms as soon as possible
to be given consideration for all types of assistance. Although financial
aid applications will be accepted at any time, first consideration for
available funds will be given to those students who have submitted all
necessary forms by March 15.
Awards are made for the entire academic year (August through May) unless
specifically stated otherwise. No aid can be disbursed to you until the
signed offer of financial aid has been returned to the Financial Aid Office.
If financial aid does not cover semester charges, all students must
be prepared to pay the difference between their financial aid award for
the semester and their charges through personal funds.
If a student decides not to enroll for the first semester but intends
to enroll for the second semester, the Financial Aid Office must have written
notification. Failure to notify this office will result in cancellation
of the financial aid award.
If a student withdraws from Viterbo, a portion of the aid may be required
to be returned according to the refund policy (copies available in the
Financial Aid Office).
Students must notify the Financial Aid Office of a change of address,
marital, academic, financial or enrollment status. Changes in any of these
areas may result in a revision of the student’s original financial aid
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Fine Arts Scholarships - Incoming full-time freshmen and transfer
students talented in the areas of Art, Music or Theatre can receive scholarships
of up to $1,000 per year.
Dr. Scholl Scholarship - A full, four-year tuition scholarship
is awarded each year to one deserving incoming freshman majoring in a health
profession major. Student must enroll full-time and maintain a 3.50 G.P.A.
Tuition Exchanges - Viterbo University participates in the Catholic
College Cooperative Tuition Exchange and the Council of Independent Colleges
Tuition Exchange. Dependents of employees at participating institutions
may be eligible for tuition benefits at Viterbo University.
Viterbo University Scholarship - Incoming freshmen and transfers
are automatically considered for these awards. Amounts range from $1,000?$7,500
per year based on the student’s academic history. Awards are renewable
providing minimum G.P.A.s are maintained.
Friends and alumni of the university have established the following
scholarships to promote Catholic university education and provide financial
assistance to qualified students. These awards are made as part of the
need-based process and do not require a separate application unless indicated.
A partial list of these awards follows:
Dickinson Family Scholarship
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Dr. and Mrs. John J. Satory Nursing Scholarship
Jessie R. and Clarence B. Smith Scholarship
Joseph Kawatski Scholarship
Juliette Low Scholarship*
La Crosse Foundation Scholarship
William Case Chemistry Scholarship
Linda Mulrooney Memorial Scholarship
John & Anna Mann Scholarship
Robin (Brewer) Lemens Memorial Scholarship
St. Francis Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship*
Coulee Region White Cane Club Scholarship
Jason David Koppelman Memorial Scholarship*
Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
Madame Curie Science Scholarship
Patricia Walz Helbing Endowed Scholarship
Paula Gelatt Scholarships
Robert Sprague and Janet Sprague Soell Scholarship
Sacia and David Morris Scholarship
Sister Celestine Cepress Alumni Scholarship
Sister Grace Clare Beznouz Nursing Scholarship
UPS Student Scholarship
Gateway Foods Scholarship
J. Senty Family Scholarship
Kwik Trip Scholarship
New Car Dealers Scholarship
Ron Houser Scholarship
Industrial Safety Council Scholarship
Archie A. and Ellen E. Skemp Scholarship *
*separate application required
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Bureau of Indian Affairs Grant
Federal Pell Grant
Wisconsin Indian Grant
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant
Wisconsin Tuition Grant
Wisconsin Valedictorian Scholarship
Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship
Wisconsin Deaf/Blind Handicapped Grant
Federal Nursing Loan
Federal Perkins Student Loan
Federal Stafford Student Loan
Minnesota SELF Loan
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
Federal College Work Study employment opportunities are available on
campus. Students are limited to a maximum of 20 hours per week while in
school and a total of 40 hours per week during vacation periods. Paychecks
are issued twice monthly in the Business Office. The Financial Aid Office
will provide the necessary job referrals.
All on-campus degree programs are fully approved for the education
of veterans and veterans’ dependents under both federal and state programs.
The off-campus programs are in the process of seeking approval. For assistance
with veteran education programs, contact your county V.A. office or the
Veteran Official in the Financial Aid Office.