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 now available for new first-year students for the 2023-24 academic year.
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 and assets, household size, number of children in college, and other factors.
About the Viterbo Tuition Promise
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.
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.
On the 2023-24 FAFSA, student and (typically) parent Adjusted Gross Income is reported from tax year 2021. That 2021 household income is the main component of the calculation for Pell eligibility, although assets, number of household members, children in college, and other factors are considered too. Because of these factors, 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 2021 tax return form 1040, 1040-SR, or 1040-NR.
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.