Financial Aid

Grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships help make college or career school affordable. Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply. To access to the 2023–24 FAFSA form, click the button below. 

2023–24 FAFSA

Important information for filling out the FAFSA

  • Viterbo Federal School Code: 003911

  • An FSA ID is used to sign the FAFSA.  If you haven't previously used an FSA ID, create one today.

Upcoming Changes to the FAFSA

Due to to the FAFSA Simplification Act, there are many changes to the 2024–25 FAFSA. Read a summary of the changes by clicking the button below. 

2024-25 FAFSA Changes

Financial Aid Code of Conduct 

Viterbo University expects its financial aid professionals to maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out their responsibilities, including all dealings with entities involved in any manner in student financial aid. Read the full Financial Aid Code of Conduct

Contact Us

Questions about your financial aid? Send us an email at, a text at 608-924-5016, or give us a call at 608-796-3900.


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Graduate Students

You are a graduate student if you are pursuing a graduate (doctoral or master's) degree, certificate, or license in one of Viterbo’s eligible graduate programs.   

Once you have submitted your application we strongly encourage you to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Viterbo to receive your information (003911).  Candidates starting in the fall 2023, spring  2024 semesters, and summer 2024 should file the 2023-2024 FAFSA, available now.  In addition, all candidates starting in the 2024-2025 academic year should file the 2024-2025 FAFSA .  

  • 2023-2024   Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • 2024-2025  Monitor the website for the release date of the 24-25 FAFSA.
  • Viterbo Federal School Code: 003911
  • Graduate Financial Aid Advisor:  Ms. Brenda Herman | 608.796.3900

Graduate tuition and fees vary by program and below is an estimated average cost across all programs. Please visit the Graduate Cost & Aid page for current tuition and fees for your program. 

Cost of attendance for master's programs
Direct Cost Tuition $6,996
  Resource Fees $120
Indirect Cost Food & Housing** $14,838
  Books and Supplies $1,000
  Loan Fees $170

* You are only Charged Direct Costs


Cost of attendance for doctoral programs
Direct Cost Tuition $9,564
  Resource Fees $120
Indirect Cost Food & Housing** $14,838
  Books and Supplies $1,000
  Loan Fees $170

* You are only charged direct costs

**Housing and Food expenses are indirect costs unless you elect to reside on campus


Undergraduate Students

This section pertains to undergraduate first-year, transfer, and continuing students in our traditional four-year college.

(Costs and aid information for Viterbo’s online bachelor completion programs such as accounting, health care management, business leadership, or nursing degree completion can be found in a different section on this page.)

2023-24 Application Forms and Instructions

If you are starting your education at Viterbo in Fall Semester/ August 2023, Spring Semester/ January 2024, or Summer Semester/ May 2024, please use the instructions below.

2023-24 Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Students
Direct Costs Tuition $31,600
  Activity & Tech Fees $750

Food & Housing

(First-year student average)

Indirect Costs Books & Supplies $1,000
  Transportation $1,000
  Personal Miscellaneous $2,000
  Direct Loan Fees $85
  Plus Loan Fees $100

* You are only charged direct costs


Bachelor Completion Students

You are a bachelor completion student if you are in one of Viterbo’s online or face-to-face undergraduate bachelor degree completion programs.

Cost of attendance for Bachelor Completion students
Direct Costs Tuition $10,032
  Resource Fee $240
  Food & Housing $14,838
Indirect Costs Books & Supplies $1,000
  Loan Fees $85

* You are only charged direct costs


Post-Baccalaureate Teacher License Students

This Financial Aid information is for candidates with a bachelor's degree who are pursuing an initial teacher licensure in the Viterbo Univesity Post-Bacc Teacher Licensure program (post-baccalaureate initial teacher license). If you are applying for the FAFSA to help pay your costs for this program, please note, this program is considered an undergraduate program for FAFSA purposes and you are only eligible for any undergraduate federal direct subsidized and/or unsubsidized loans you may have remaining of your cumulative eligibility. You can view your total loan balance in your Federal Student Aid account at

Cost of attendance for Post-Baccalaureate Teacher License students
Direct Cost Tuition $10,320
  Resource Fees
  Food & Housing $14,838
Indirect Cost Books and Supplies $1,000
  Loan Fees 85

* You are only charged direct costs