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FINANCIAL AID

Edgewood College is committed to helping each student and family through the financial aid process and we strive to make our high quality education affordable. Last year over 98% of entering first-year students received grants or scholarships from Edgewood College. With merit-based scholarships available for excellence in academics, leadership and fine arts and numerous awards available for families with need, we are often able to provide a financial aid package that is competitive with nearly every institution that a student is considering.

 

Tuition & Costs
for the 2016–2017 Academic Year

 

Tuition: $27,530

Room & Board (Average): $9,870

(for students living in our Residence Halls)

Total $37,400

*Please expect a nominal increase in charges for the 2017–2018 year (3–5% on average).


Applying For Financial Aid

  1. Be accepted for admission to Edgewood College.
  2. Complete the optional Edgewood College Net Price Calculator to learn more about your family's financial aid options.
  3. Apply for additional scholarships by completing the Edgewood Freshman Scholarship Application (Deadline March 1).
  4. Obtain a FSA ID (for 1 parent and the student) at www.studentaid.gov/fsaid.  The FSA ID serves as an electronic signature on the FAFSA.
  5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. The Priority Application Deadline is March 1.  Edgewood College’s Title IV School Code is 003848.

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office/ Edgewood Central: (608) 663-4300 (800) 444-4861 FREE ext. 4300 ecentral@edgewood.edu


Institutional Financial Aid

Edgewood College Grant:

An institutional grant awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. This grant does not need to be repaid.


Federal and State Financial Aid

Federal Pell Grant

A federally funded need based grant awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree and who have exceptional need.

Federal Stafford Loan

A low interest student loan that must be repaid. Repayment begins six months after you graduate, leave school, or drop below part-time status. There are two types:

Subsidized - awarded based on financial need. You are not responsible for interest while enrolled at least part-time

Unsubsidized - awarded to students regardless of financial need. You are responsible for interest that accrues during the life of the loan.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

A federally funded need based grant awarded to undergraduate students, with priority given to Pell Grant recipients.

Federal Plus Loan

Available to parents of dependent undergraduate students who are enrolled at least part-time. The PLUS Loan is a loan program that allows a parent to fund all or a portion of any remaining balance of their child’s educational expenses. A credit check is required and the loan must be repaid.


State Financial Aid

For additional information on Wisconsin’s financial aid system,
visit http://heab.state.wi.us/

Wisconsin Grant

Provides assistance to Wisconsin undergraduates enrolled at least 1/2 time.  Awards are based on financial need and eligiblity cannot exceed 10 semesters.

Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program

The Talent Incentive Program (TIP) is a state grant program designed to assist low income, disadvantaged students. The student must be a freshman to initially receive the grant. Students can be nominated for the grant through the Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program office or the Edgewood College Financial Aid Office.

Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

This Wisconsin agency serves students who have any disability which presents a substantial handicap to future employment. Students may contact their representative at (608) 261-2126 for further information, or call toll free, (800) 442-3477. Non-Wisconsin residents should contact their home state division.


 

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Students admitted to Edgewood College are automatically considered for the following renewable academic scholarships. No additional application is required. Scholarship level is based on a combination of high school grade point average and test scores.

Presidential Scholarship

This is Edgewood College’s most prestigious academic scholarship. The average GPA for recipients is a 3.8 with an average ACT score of 28. The Presidential Scholarship is worth $52,000 over four years ($13,000 per year).

Dominican Scholarship

The average GPA for recipients is a 3.7 with an average ACT score of 26. The Dominican Scholarship is worth $40,000 over four years ($10,000 per year).

Washburn Scholarship

The average GPA for recipients is a 3.5 with an average ACT score of 24. The Washburn Scholarship is worth $36,000 over four years ($9,000 per year).   

Founders Scholarship

The average GPA for recipients is a 3.3 with an average ACT score of 22. The Founders Scholarship is worth $32,000 over four years ($8,000 per year).


Heritage Scholarship

The average GPA for recipients is a 3.0 with an average ACT score of 20. The Heritage Scholarship is worth $24,000 over four years ($6,000 per year).

 


 

Specialty Awards

Students admitted to Edgewood College are invited to apply for these renewable awards. The Edgewood Freshman Scholarship Application will be available October 1 to March 1.

     


Capital City Award ($500–$3,000)

Awarded to students who are academically motivated Madison residents or MMSD high school students who demonstrate financial need.

Cor Ad Cor Award ($500–$3,000)

Awarded to students who can make distinctive contributions to Edgewood College either through sharing their demonstrated leadership skills or their unique backgrounds and diverse life experiences. ACT scores and high school GPA are not considered for this award.

Distinguished Scholar Award (full tuition)

Awarded to students who qualify for the Presidential Scholarship. Students with a strong interest in research, global learning, and community service will be invited to campus to interview for a full-tuition scholarship.

Forward Wisconsin Award ($500-$3,000)

Awarded to students from Wisconsin who have an interest in improving their community and/or the lives of others.

Predolin Scholarship ($6,000-$8,000)

Awarded to high achieving students with financial need who plan to major in the areas of science, engineering, medicine, nursing or business.

Alumni Award ($500-$3,000)

Awarded to students whose parents or grandparents are Edgewood College alumni. Apply using the link to the Edgewood College Financial Aid Application listed above.

College Access Award ($500–$3,000)

Awarded to students who are currently involved in or have successfully completed a comprehensive pre-college program. Examples include but are not limited to: AVID/TOPS, College Possible, Gear Up and Upward Bound.

Mazzuchelli Award ($500–$3,000)

Awarded to students who are actively developing their spiritual life and plan to participate in opportunities available through College Ministries at Edgewood College. Students who have a record of noteworthy participation and service within a religious congregation or faith based organization are encouraged to apply.

Voyager Scholarship ($500-$3,000)

Awarded to students who live outside Wisconsin.

Bonner Leaders Award ($1,000-$2,000)

Awarded to students who have demonstrated significant commitment to community service and who will continue that commitment at Edgewood College.

Community Scholars Award (full tuition)

Awarded to students who are academically motivated Dane County residents who demonstrate financial need. Students with a strong interest in serving the civic needs of Dane County during college and after graduation are encouraged to apply. Please visit the Community Scholars site for more details.

Friends of Northern Wisconsin Award ($500-$3,000)

Awarded to students from Northern Wisconsin.

Talent Scholarships ($1,000–$3,000)

Awarded to talented students who plan to continue their participation in the areas of Art, Music, Theatre, Writing, and Foreign Languages at Edgewood College. Please visit the talent scholarship page for more information.