Viterbo Tuition Promise
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Viterbo University is committed to providing an excellent and affordable private college education. Low-to-moderate income Wisconsin households may qualify for the Viterbo Tuition Promise, where their remaining tuition, after scholarships and grants, is covered by Viterbo. The program is available to first-year students for the 2024-25 academic year.  

Eligibility Requirements: 
  • Wisconsin resident  

  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and qualify for need-based Federal Pell Grant.  

  • Live in on-campus housing 

  • Enroll as a traditional, full-time, first-time, first-year student 

  • Must be attempting a first bachelor’s degree  

Note: A household adjusted gross income (AGI) of $75,000 or less may qualify. Pell eligibility considers income, household size, and other factors. 


About the Viterbo Tuition Promise
What does the Viterbo Tuition Promise cover?

The amount of the Viterbo Tuition Promise funding will be finalized after all other scholarships and grants are added to your financial aid. As a “last-fund-in" grant, the amount you receive will cover the rest of your remaining Viterbo tuition for fall and spring semesters for up to 4 consecutive years (8 semesters). The Viterbo Tuition Promise does not cover other common expenses, such as student activity or technology fees, course fees, housing, meals, or textbooks.  

When do I receive the Viterbo Tuition Promise funding?

This funding will be added to your financial aid offer (generally, in the spring) and appear on your billing statement (late August, for fall). When additional scholarships or grants are reported, Tuition Promise funding may need to be revised to take those into account. 

Do I need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

Yes. Students must file a FAFSA. The 2024-25 FAFSA priority deadline for Viterbo University is Feb. 1, 2024. Funding is limited and may not be available if filing the FAFSA after that date. 

How is income tied to the FAFSA and Pell Grants?

On the 2024-25 FAFSA, student and (typically) parent Adjusted Gross Income is reported from tax year 2022. That 2022 household income is the main component of the calculation for Pell eligibility. Because other factors are involved beyond income, there isn’t a specific income range that designates Pell Grant eligibility.  

Traditionally, Pell Grant recipient households have Adjusted Gross Incomes under $75,000, but, even more commonly, under $50,000. AGI can be found on Line 11 of a 2022 tax return form 1040, 1040-SR, or 1040-NR. 

How do I maintain the Viterbo Tuition Promise funding for subsequent academic years?

Students must file a FAFSA annually, remain a full-time student in a traditional undergraduate program, and live in campus housing to remain eligible for the Viterbo Tuition Promise funding. Like other financial aid programs, students need to also remain in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress.  

What if I’m not eligible for a Pell Grant in future years?

Any change in Pell Grant eligibility for subsequent academic years does not impact a student’s eligibility for the Viterbo Tuition Promise.