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The Wartburg Commitment: Lowering the Sticker Price! Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of 2023. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. Enjoy!


From the Wartburg College website, September, 2023: “Few investments in life create more possibilities than a college degree. Too often the ability to pay is a barrier to access quality higher education and experiential learning. The Wartburg Commitment is a new pricing model and value proposition that will ensure greater access for more undergraduate students through a lower sticker price, targeted scholarship programs, and funding to support experiential education.




“Competitive Price: To help more undergraduate students discover the value of the Wartburg experience, we’re lowering our published tuition price to $25,000 (45+% decrease). This brings the overall cost closer to what students typically pay and allows us to continue to recognize student achievement through generous scholarships and other financial aid.


“Access to Excellence: Few investments in life create more possibilities than a college degree. Too often the ability to pay is a barrier to access transformative experiences like a Wartburg education. Access to Excellence reduces the financial barrier of tuition for lower- and middle-income families.


“Iowa Students: New full-time undergraduate students from Iowa who qualify for the Iowa Tuition Grant and are admitted to Wartburg will have their tuition covered through institutional, state, and federal gift assistance. Iowa students must live on campus to participate in the program.


“Out-of-State Students: New full-time out-of-state undergraduate students who have similar FAFSA results will receive a minimum of $9,500 per year through a combination of merit scholarships, an out-of-state grant, and the Access to Excellence Award, further reducing costs beyond the lowered tuition price.


“Knight’s Experience: At Wartburg College, we are committed to experiential learning that occurs inside and outside the classroom. The opportunity to learn about diverse communities and cultures through immersion and shared experiences is a distinct aspect of a Wartburg education. The Knight’s Experience increases access to enriching opportunities by providing students with one-time funding.


“Every full-time undergraduate student will receive up to $1,500 that can be used in their second, third, or fourth year. Qualifying programs include study away, international travel, Wartburg West, and off-campus May Term travel courses, internships, student teaching, research, service trips and more.”


Wartburg College is one of the featured colleges in my new book (click image for additional information):



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