Wittenberg is a non-profit institution. Whereas the largest source of funding for the cost of educating is from tuition and fees, other sources include income from endowment, corporate and foundation gifts, and contributions from the supporting synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, alumni, and other friends of the university. In every way, costs are kept at the lowest possible level, consistent with providing the instruction and facilities essential for high-quality undergraduate education.
The estimated cost of attending Wittenberg for the academic year 2005-2006 is $35,396. This includes tuition, fees, books, and typical room and board charges.
The tuition portion of this charge covers the cost of academic instruction up to 19 semester hours per semester. In addition, this fee provides access to library services, the campus computer network, the HPERC facility, and the Student Union. Overload charges of $911 per semester hour will be added if a student registers for more than 19 semester hours in a single semester. Additional charges can also be added for students who audit a course or apply for credit by examination.
Billing Statements - Due Dates
Statements for half of the annual charges are sent twice per year. Fall semester statements are sent out the first week of July and are due August 5. Spring semester statements are sent out the third week of November are are due December 15. Any outstanding balance not received by these due dates will accrue a late payment charge of $75 and will subject the student to cancellation of registration.
Tuition Payment Plans
Through a partnership with Tuition Management Systems, Wittenberg is pleased to offer the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option. This plan enables parents and students to spread their yearly education expenses over 10 monthly payments. The 10-month program begins on July 1. Enroll by calling T.M.S. at (800) 722-4867 or by visiting them and calculating your budget on the web at www.afford.com.
A one-time, enrollment deposit of $400 is required of each student planning to attend the university. If an incoming student pays this deposit and elects not to enroll at the university, the deposit will be forfeited. All other students will receive a refund of this enrollment deposit three to four weeks after graduation. If a student chooses to withdraw from the unviersity prior to graduation, the formal withdrawal process designated by the Academic Catalog must be completed in order to be eligible for an enrollment deposit refund.
A traditional student who takes fewer than 12 semester hours during a semester is classified as a part-time student and pays tuition at the rate of $911 per semester hour. All students considering a part-time credit load should research the effects of this status on their eligibility for financial aid.
Persons who meet the criteria for this status generally register and submit payment for courses on a per-credit basis. Any interested person should consult the Academic Catalog section on the School of Community Education or call the School of Community Education Office at (937) 327-7012.
Department of Music
During the 2005-2006 academic year, the fee for private applied music lessons is $300 for each semester hour taken. The applied music fee is waived for the lessons required by a major or minor in music. Note that different rates are charged for summer session and for students registered through the School of Community Education.
Every student who is registered for applied music lessons is assessed a nominal fee for the rental of suitable practice room space in Krieg Hall.
A large collection of musical instruments is maintained by the Department of Music and is available for student use. If a students uses an instrument excessively, a nominal rental fee will be assessed for the maintenance of the instrument.
Changes in Rates
The university reserves the right to change any published changes for tuition, fees, board, or room, should situations make make such increases imperative.