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Financial Aid. Primary financial aid contact: Rev. Amy Current Dean for Vocation 563.589.0274 or [email protected] 1. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) This is most convenient on the Web at

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1. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

This is most convenient on the Web at

–apply for a pin # which will provide security and ease for corrections at

-Wartburg Theological Seminary School Code: G01897


2. Complete a Wartburg Seminary financial aid application form

3. Submit the WTS financial aid application along with a copy of your SIGNED IRS 1040 tax return to the Financial Aid Office

Wartburg Theological Seminary

Financial Aid Application Process

wartburg theological seminary financial aid application process
Wartburg Theological Seminary Financial Aid Application Process
  • Your TIMELINE:


    • Call/Email with ?’s
    • WTS Financial aid App
    • Approx. Feb-Mar:
    • File Taxes
    • Send to WTS
    • Complete FAFSA


  • Receive student materials
  • WTS Admissions gives notice of student acceptance
  • Process Financial Aid Award ASAP
requirements for financial aid
Requirementsfor Financial Aid
  • A citizen of the United States or eligible non-citizen
  • Enrolled in a degree program
  • Continue making satisfactory academic progress
  • Sign a statement of educational purpose, and certify that you don’t owe the government any money for anything else.
why is a fafsa necessary

Determines eligibility for Federal Student Aid

Federal Perkins Loans/ Federal Stafford Loans and/or Federal Work Study

Creates Institutional Student Information Record

Lists Student’s previous Federal Student Loans

Determines EFC (expected family contribution)

how is financial need determined
How is Financial Need determined?

EFC: Expected Family Contribution determined by FAFSA process.

It is possible for the Financial Aid Director to consider making an adjustment to the EFC on an individual basis due to unique financial circumstances.

The Formula:

  • Cost of Attendance
  • Less EFC
  • = Financial Need
cost of attendance
Cost of Attendance ?
  • School Expenses
    • Tuition & Fees
    • Books
    • Health Insurance
    • Greek tuition
  • School-related Expenses
    • Housing
    • Food
    • Childcare (if applicable)
    • Medical Expenses
    • Transportation
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses
    • Clinical Pastoral Education Living Expenses
seminarian health insurance
Seminarian Health Insurance
  • Health Insurance is required for ELCA Seminarians
  • Plan Options for 2011-2012 (reviewed annually)
    • Enhanced : $3,419
    • Core: $2,484
    • Costshare: $1,420
      • Spouse and Dependant coverage is available with Enhanced and Core plans only
  • Waiver option: if you will have insurance coverage and that plan meets criteria specified annually on health insurance website. Students are required to register insurance info. on the health insurance website annually.
financial aid possibilities


Federal Work Study available up to 10 hours per week based on financial need

Off campus employment

  • FREE Money
    • Grants
      • Seminary
      • ELCA
    • WTS Scholarships
      • See next slide…
    • Other Scholarships
      • e.g. Preston Trust
      • e.g. Siebert
      • Websites
      • Financial Aid office
    • Gifts
      • Congregation
      • Synod
  • COSTLY Money
    • Federal Loans
      • Perkins
      • Stafford
        • Subsidized
        • Unsubsidized
    • Non-federal Loans
      • ANB loans
        • For final year
      • misc. private loans
wts scholarships


Scholarship Awards

  • Wilhelm Loehe Leadership
  • Faith and Life Leadership
  • Rural Ministry Leadership
  • Campus Ministry Leadership
  • Grossman Tower Leadership
  • Outdoor Ministry Leadership
  • Church College Leadership
  • Fund for Leaders in Mission
  • Valued Leaders Scholarship


prospective students

may be considered for


WTS considers

  • academic performance
  • servant leadership
  • Noted involvement and/or passion for various ministry possibilities
wts scholarships1
In order to receive a WTS Scholarship, you must:

Receive provisional acceptance into the MDIV or MA degree program through the WTS Admissions Office

Complete the FAFSA

Complete the WTS Financial Aid Application

Submit signed 1040 Tax Form

Be Selected by the WTS Scholarship Committee

Return WTS Scholarship Acceptance Agreement


Primary Housing Contact:

Department for Vocation

Office: 563-589-0203

wartburg theological seminary housing assignment process

Wartburg Theological Seminary Housing Assignment Process

Complete a WTS housing application


Indicate three preferences.

Send completed housing application with housing deposit to the Department for Vocation, at your earliest convenience.

Please inform our office of your intended move in dates as early as possible .

(this will aid in expediency with the assignment process )

utilities included in rent
Utilities included in Rent
  • Electricity
  • Water, Sewage & Garbage
  • Heat
  • Cable television
  • Local telephone
  • Internet access
  • Long distance phone billed monthly
  • Electricity cap overage indicated on lease
wartburg theological seminary housing assignment process1
Wartburg Theological SeminaryHousing Assignment Process

Housing allocation is determined by the following:

Priority is given to returning students

Size of family

Special needs

Date of application received w/ deposit

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Wartburg Theological SeminaryHousing Assignment Process

Housing Timeline:

Prospective students may apply for housing at any time.

Students will not be guaranteed a housing unit until they are provisionally /fully accepted to WTS through the Admissions office.

Housing assignments can be expected by approx. May/June.

wartburg theological seminary housing assignment process3
Wartburg Theological Seminary Housing Assignment Process

Things to consider:

Renter’s Insurance

Sorting, Prioritizing, and possibly Simplifying

Make plans for current pets -

(one dog, one cat or two cats only in pet units)

Pet suggestion: If you don’t have a pet now, don’t get one. Instead, plan for a pet as a possible reward when you move into your new home after seminary.