Financial Aid

Grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships help make college or career school affordable. Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply. To access to the FAFSA form, click the button below. 

2024–2025 FAFSA

Important information for filling out the FAFSA

  • Viterbo Federal School Code: 003911

  • An FSA ID is used to sign the FAFSA.  If you haven't previously used an FSA ID, create one today.

Recent Changes to the FAFSA

  • Due to to the FAFSA Simplification Act, there are many changes to the 2024–25 FAFSA. Read a summary of the changes by clicking the button below. 

Financial Aid Code of Conduct 

Viterbo University expects its financial aid professionals to maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out their responsibilities, including all dealings with entities involved in any manner in student financial aid. Read the full Financial Aid Code of Conduct

Contact Us

Questions about your financial aid? Send us an email at, a text at 608-924-5016, or give us a call at 608-796-3900.


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Graduate Students

You are a graduate student if you are pursuing a graduate (doctoral or master's) degree, certificate, or license in one of Viterbo’s eligible graduate programs.   

Once you have submitted your application for admission we strongly encourage you to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Viterbo to receive your information (003911).  Candidates starting in the fall 2024, spring  2025 semesters, and summer 2025 should file the 2024-2025 FAFSA, available now.  In addition, all candidates starting in the 2025-2026 academic year should file the 2025-2026 FAFSA. 

  • Visit for more information  Apply for Aid | FAFSA

  • Viterbo Federal School Code: 003911

  • Graduate Financial Aid Advisor:  Ms. Brenda Herman | 608.796.3900

Graduate tuition and fees vary by program and the cost of attendance information below is an estimated average cost across all programs. Please visit the Graduate Cost & Aid page for current actual tuition and fees for your program.   Tuition and fees are for an academic year (fall, spring, and summer) and will increase annually each fall. 

2024-25 Cost of Attendance for master's programs

Direct Cost Tuition (average) $6,996
  Resource Fees $180
Indirect Cost Food & Housing** $14,838
  Books and Supplies (average) $1,000
  Loan Fees $240

* You are only Charged Direct Costs


2024-25 Cost of Attendance for doctoral programs

Direct Cost Tuition (average) $9,564
  Resource Fees $180
Indirect Cost Food & Housing** $14,838
  Books and Supplies (average) $1,000
  Direct Loan Fees $240

* You are only charged direct costs

**Housing and Food expenses are indirect costs unless you elect to reside on campus


Undergraduate Students

This section pertains to undergraduate first-year, transfer, and continuing students in our traditional four-year college.

(Costs and aid information for Viterbo’s online bachelor completion programs such as accounting, health care management, business leadership, or nursing degree completion can be found in a different section on this page.)

2024-2025 Application Forms and Instructions

If you are starting your education at Viterbo in Fall Semester/ August 2024, Spring Semester/ January 2025, or Summer Semester/ May 2025, please use the instructions below.

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Students

Direct Costs Tuition $33,500
  Activity & Tech Fees $750

Food & Housing

(First-year student average)

Indirect Costs Books & Supplies $1,000
  Transportation $1,000
  Personal Miscellaneous $2,000
  Direct Loan Fees $240
  Plus Loan Fees $140

* You are only charged direct costs


Bachelor Completion Students

You are a bachelor completion student if you are in one of Viterbo’s online or face-to-face undergraduate bachelor degree completion programs.  Below is an average.   For more accurate information tuition costs regarding your specific program please see the Bachelor Completion Tuition and Fees page. 

2024-25 Cost of attendance for Bachelor Completion students

Direct Costs Tuition (average) $10,032
  Resource Fee $240
  Food & Housing $11,320
Indirect Costs Books & Supplies (average) $1,000
  Loan Fees $240

* You are only charged direct costs


Post-Baccalaureate Teacher License Students

This Financial Aid information is for candidates with a bachelor's degree who are pursuing an initial teacher licensure in the Viterbo Univesity Post-Bacc Teacher Licensure program (post-baccalaureate initial teacher license). If you are applying for the FAFSA to help pay your costs for this program, please note, this program is considered an undergraduate program for FAFSA purposes and you are only eligible for any undergraduate federal direct subsidized and/or unsubsidized loans you may have remaining of your cumulative eligibility. You can view your total loan balance in your Federal Student Aid account at

2024-2025 Cost of attendance for Post-Baccalaureate Teacher License students

Direct Cost Tuition $10,920
  Resource Fees
  Food & Housing $14,838
Indirect Cost Books and Supplies $1,000
  Loan Fees $240

* You are only charged direct costs