Grants and Loans – Adults at Wittenberg may receive Pell Grants. Federal Direct Student Loan and other student loans are also available. Details can be found in our Financial Aid for Adult/Non-Traditional Students page.
Adult Access Award (AAA)
This is a grant funded and administered directly by the School of Community Education. The purpose is to make Wittenberg charges more manageable for students who do not have the benefit of employer or VA benefits. AAA's come in amounts of $85 or $62 or $38 per credit, depending on need, up to 12 credits per semester. The two-page AAA Application takes just minutes to complete, and the review process is nearly as quick. Be sure to check it out.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Transfers who are members in good standing of this national honorary society for community college students may qualify for a half-tuition scholarship. This award applies to all terms and is renewable annually so long as the recipient maintains a cumulative Wittenberg GPA of 3.2. The PTK award can be combined with other forms of grant aid to a maximum of tuition and fees plus a book allowance of $100 per course. The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship application form is available on our website.
Tuition Tax Credits
Through this federal program, you may subtract part of your out-of-pocket tuition expenses directly from your federal income tax bill. Consult your tax advisor to see how the credits will impact your personal return.
Each qualified Wittenberg student will receive a Form 1098-T from the university in January. This form is for your records and should serve as a point of reference when you are filing your taxes and completing Forms 8863 and 1040. Publication Release 970 is the IRS document that provides guidance and instruction on how to claim either the Hope Scholarship or Lifetime Learning Credit.
More information is available from the U.S. Department of Education. You may also download the Wittenberg Tax Credit Information sheet to downloadable forms. Please note also that federal legislation exempts from federal taxation the first $5,250 you receive in employer tuition benefits each year.
TEACH Grant Program
The Teacher Education Assistance Program for College and Higher Education (TEACH) provides grants for up to $4000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. A GPA of 3.25 is required. The student must teach for at least four (4) academic years in the low income area or the grant will revert to an unsubsidized student loan. For details visit Federal Student Aid.
Yellow Ribbon Program for Post 9/11 GIs – Wittenberg University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program which will subsidize the amount of tuition and fees not covered by the in-state rate paid through the Post 9/11 GI Bill. For details click here.