Wittenberg's School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers a range of scholarships and financial aid options to make education affordable and accessible to adult students.
Tuition & Rates
Tuition: $399 per Semester Credit
Registration & Support Fee: $60 per term
(Fall/Spring semesters only)
Audit Tuition: $165 per semester credit
Lifelong Learning Charge: $160 per term
(students 60 and over)
Wittenberg University offers adult students several options to manage their money for college with maximum convenience and flexibility. We encourage students to register well in advance of each term, but we do not require tuition payment until we issue a statement.
Students have three payment options:
- Option One – Students may pay in full by statement due date (usually the first day of the term).
- Option Two - Through a partnership with Tuition Management Systems, Wittenberg University is pleased to offer the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option. Students can enroll by calling Tuition Management Systems at (800) 722-4867 or by visiting them at: www.afford.com.
- Option Three – Students who document eligibility for employer reimbursement or VA benefits may extend the payment period through the third Friday following the week of final exams. To be eligible for the deferred payment option, you must complete a Deferred Payment Agreement.
Failure to pay by the due date for Options Two or Three will result in a late payment penalty and will trigger a 12% annual percentage rate finance charge. Future registration and official transcript requests will not be honored until payment is received.
Credit Card Payment
Students may use MasterCard, VISA, Discover or American Express credit cards for full or partial tuition payments, as well as books and supplies.
Financial Aid Awards & Grants
Federal Direct Student Loan (FDSL)
A Federal Direct Student Loan remains an accessible source of funding for most adult students. There are two categories—subsidized and unsubsidized—with eligibility determined by need and other factors.
To apply for a Federal Direct Student Loan, students must first the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Then, after consultation with the Wittenberg Financial Aid Office, apply online. Processing time is usually one week or less.
The Adult Access Award is funded and administered by the School of Graduate & Professional Studies. This grant assists adult students at the middle and lower income levels who do not have employer-paid or VA tuition benefits and do not qualify for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Grants are awarded in the amounts of $38/$62/$85 per credit (depending on need), up to a maximum of 12 credits for each term.
Students in good standing with the community college honorary society Phi Theta Kappa 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. In cases where various forms of grant aid, including the PTK award, constitute a sum that exceeds the total cost of tuition, fees and books, the PTK award will be scaled back to the amount which produces that total figure.
Pell grants are limited to students who have a relatively low income or whose circumstances indicate substantial need.
Tuition Tax Credits
Almost all students qualify for the American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning credits for $2,500 and $2,000 respectively for out-of-pocket tuition costs. Tax credits reduce dollar-for-dollar your tax liability. Consult your tax advisor to see how the credits will impact your personal return as there are phase-outs and income limitations.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.
If interested, please contact Lynn Thoma, Associate Director of Financial Aid, at 937-327-7318, and she will guide you through the process of applying for the TEACH Grant Program.