Office of Financial Aid

Wittenberg wants qualified students to be able to attend college regardless of their financial situation.

Approximately 98% of Wittenberg students receive financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and work-study awards.

Undergraduate Financial Aid Guide

What is Financial Aid?

The U.S. Department of Education has the following major student financial aid (SFA) programs:

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunities Grants (FSEOG)
  • Federal Direct Student Loans
  • Federal PLUS Loans
  • Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Grants are financial aid that you do not have to repay. Work-Study awards let you work and earn money to help pay for school. Loans are borrowed money that you must repay with interest. Undergraduate students are eligible to receive all three types of financial aid.

What is Need?

When you apply for federal student aid, the information you report is used in a formula, established by the U.S. Congress, that calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), an amount you and your family are expected to contribute toward your education. If your EFC is below a certain amount, you may be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. There isn't a maximum EFC that defines eligibility for the other financial aid programs.

As a result of the FAFSA Simplification Act that was passed by Congress, the 2024 – 2025 FAFSA will change the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) to the Student Aid Index (SAI). Learn more about these changes. Additional information will be available in the coming months.

The financial aid administrator calculates your cost of attendance and subtracts the amount you and your family are expected to contribute toward that cost. If there's anything left over, you're considered to have financial need.

How to Apply for Financial Aid:

Students applying for financial assistance based upon demonstrated need must:

  1. Submit an Application for Admission. Though you must be an accepted student to receive a financial aid award, you may begin the financial aid process before an admission decision has been reached.

  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to add our School Code (003143). There is no fee associated with this application.

Do I qualify for Financial Aid?

To receive aid from the main federal student aid programs, you must maintain the eligibility requirements. You may still qualify for institutional scholarships and financial aid even if you do not meet the federal eligibility requirements.

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