Transfer Cost and Aid

Because of our commitment to affordability, most families pay significantly less than the full-time tuition rate. In fact, 98% of full-time students receive some type of financial aid, which is awarded based on academic merit, financial need, and in the forms of scholarships, tuition grants, and subsidized loans. This leads to an average out-of-pocket cost of $9,221 as compared to the 2019-2020 tuition and fee charges of $28,650 per year for full-time undergraduate students attending Viterbo University.

Average Financial Aid Package (2019-20)*

Consider the example below for the average cost to the Viterbo full-time transfer living off campus.

Total direct cost - tuition and fees $28,650
Gift aid from federal, state, and/or university $12,629
Net Cost After Gift $16,021
Federal student loans $6,800
Work-study (not applied to tuition and fees) $2,735
Out-of-pocket cost $9,221


*This average is provided for illustration purposes only. Actual net tuition cost will vary depending upon multiple individual circumstances such as individual and family income, and scholarship eligibility.

General Tuition and Fees Information

What does Viterbo really cost me after financial aid?

We feature an online cost calculator designed to help you estimate your financial aid options for Viterbo University. Use the Transfer Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of your real cost to attend Viterbo. It's less than you might think. Visit the Financial Aid Office to complete the entire process to ensure the best possible results.

Viterbo University Online Scholarship Application

Scholarships Awarded From the Viterbo University Scholarship Application

Students only need to submit the online scholarship application one time. All awards for the scholarships listed below will be determined by that application. If you have questions, contact Admissions at 608-796-3010 or admission@viterbo.edu.

Alumni Children's (Sr. Celestine) Scholarship
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2021
Scholarship amount: $1,000 minimum (one time)
Application Requirements: Online Scholarship Application

Each year, in the name of Celestine Cepress FSPA, Viterbo awards one or more one time $1,000 minimum scholarship(s) to freshman or transfer students who are a legal child of a Viterbo University alumna/us. This award is granted through the Viterbo Alumni Association Board.

  • Must be a new, incoming freshman or transfer student.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Legal guardian must have attended Viterbo (45+ credits).

Sister Thea Bowman Minority Scholarship
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2021
Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Application Requirements: Online Scholarship Application

Sister Thea Bowman was born in Mississippi and later joined the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. A poet, preacher, master teacher, vocalist, evangelist, and African American catalyst, she celebrated the gifts of all people, and encouraged African Americans to proudly celebrate their own identity.

  • Must be a new, incoming freshman or transfer student enrolling in a full-time traditional undergraduate program for fall 2021.
  • Must be African American.
  • Must have financial need, after utilizing any institutional, federal, or state aid.
  • Preference for:
    • Students attending high school in Mississippi
    • Students participating in Chicago Scholars Foundation program
    • Students attending high school in Racine, Wis.

Scholarships With Their Own Application Processes and Deadlines

(Fall 2021)

Freshman and transfer students may be eligible.

Army ROTC
Freshman Applicant Deadline: varies, typically early winter of senior year
Scholarship Amount: Up to full tuition (renewable for three additional years)
This scholarship is determined by eligibility criteria found at www.goarmy.com/rotc

Talent Scholarship for Theatre and Music Theatre
Deadline: April 1, 2021
Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,000 per year (renewablee for three additional years)
Audition Required. Visit www.viterbo.edu/theatreapply for more information.

  • Must be a new, incoming freshman or transfer student
  • Must intend to major in Music Theatre or Theatre

Talent Scholarship for Vocal Music and Piano
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,000 per year (renewable for three additional years)
Audition Required. Visit www.viterbo.edu/musicapply for more information.

  • Must be a new, incoming freshman or transfer student
  • Must intend to major in a music program

Talent Scholarship for Athletics
Deadline: Varies by sport
Scholarship Amount: Amount varies
Contact sport-specific coach. Decisions are made by the coach. Visit www.viterboathletics.com for more information.

The Jack and Rosanne Glendenning Family Scholarship for The Dahl School of Business (Transfer Students Only)
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2021
Scholarship Amount: $5,000 (one time, can reapply)
Application Requirements: Letter of recommendation from a Western or Viterbo faculty member, essay

  • Must be a full-time student who is admitted to the Western Technical College-to-Viterbo University business transfer program
  • Must have a cumulative transfer GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Click here for more information

Western Technical College Transfer Student Scholarship (Transfer Students Only)
Deadline: June 1, 2021
Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Application Requirements: Essay

  • Must be a new, incoming transfer student from Western Technical College with an AAS in one of the Western to Viterbo articulation programs
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Must plan to enroll full-time in the articulated traditional undergraduate program (Bachelor Completion programs excluded)
  • Click here for more information