Summer tuition is by the credit. The 2014 charge is $493 per credit, less than half the charge for an overload credit in a regular semester.
See the Summer Incentive Grant (SIG) table below. (This is not available to transient (guest) students.) Note that the effective Wittenberg tuition charge for SIG recipients is comparable to - or even less than - the typical state university level. And whether you're a SIG recipient or not, our Summer payment procedure - no registration deposit, payment due several weeks after the start of the session - helps to make your Summer costs manageable.
A special feature of the Summer is our Summer Incentive Grant (SIG), with funding through Wittenberg SCE. If you receive need-based aid during the regular semesters and your EFC (Expected Family Contribution - from FAFSA analysis) is $15,000 or less, you should be eligible. Don't know your EFC? Contact the Financial Aid offices. SIGs come in the following three levels, according to EFC:
$170 deducted per credit--to a maximum of $2040
EFC of $3800 or less
$108 deducted per credit--to a maximum of $1296
EFC of $3801 - $8000
$74 deducted per credit--to a maximum of $888
EFC of $8001- $15000
The off-campus field study programs follow a direct-cost model, with only a modest relationship to tuition. Nevertheless, SIGs are available for these programs. $40 per credit will be deducted for anyone qualifying for SIG.
International students' basic criterion for eligibility is receipt during the academic year of need-based scholarship aid totaling $13,000 or higher. Should the student meet this criterion, the student will be eligible for a SIG of $74 per credit to be deducted--to a maximum of $888--from the student's summer tuition.
Application is simple: complete the one-sheet SIG application from either SCE or the Financial Aid Office (Ms. Lynn Thoma - Room 2 Recitation Hall) and submit it to Ms. Thoma. You should receive your award letter within a few days, and the SIG will be deducted from your charges.
Additional Financial Aid
Contact Ms. Lynn Thoma--Room 2 Recitation Hall--to find out if you qualify for any additional financial aid.
Considerations when taking summer credits at other schools:
See the sections above on the difference between semester and quarter credits. Generally, in order to satisfy a typical Wittenberg 4-credit requirement, a transfer course must carry at least 3 semester credits or 5 quarter credits. (Even if you satisfy the requirement, you still "owe" the missing credit within your degree credit total.)
• In order to transfer credits back to Wittenberg, you must complete a Request To Transfer Credit form, obtained from the Registrar's Office, and secure the required signatures. Your credits are not valid without approval of this form.
• If you are seeking to satisfy a General Education requirement, you must submit the Request To Transfer Credit form and then, within 30 days of your return to campus, a Student Petition ... to the Director of General Education along with a 250-word statement concerning achievement of learning goals for each course (specifications included on the Petition form).
• In order to transfer Math and Math-related credits back to Wittenberg, you must a) attain beforehand the Wittenberg Math Placement Level associated with the course and b) obtain the approval of the Mathematics Department on your request form.
• If you are seeking to satisfy a requirement in your major, you must obtain the signatures of your advisor and department chair on your Request form.
• Transfer credits have no GPA effect; you cannot elevate your GPA through such credits.
• Transfer courses do not carry the Repeat effect. If, for instance, you are seeking to nullify the GPA effect of an F grade in POLI 101S, you can do so only by taking Wittenberg's POLI 101S. A similar course from another school, even if approved as meeting the S-requirement, does not count as a Repeat.
Questions on this subject? Please contact the Office of the Registrar.
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