Freshman 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.
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Tuition and Costs
Estimated Tuition & Costs for the 2015–2016 Academic Year
|Room & Board (Average)
||$9,400 (for students living in our Residence Halls)
*Please expect a nominal increase in charges for the 2016–2017 year (3–5% on average).
Applying for Financial Aid
- Be accepted for admission to Edgewood College.
- Complete the optional Edgewood College Net Price Calculator to learn more about your family's financial aid options.
- Apply for additional scholarships by completing the Edgewood College Financial Aid Application.
- Obtain a PIN (for at least 1 parent and the student) at www.pin.ed.gov. The PIN serves as an electronic signature in order to complete the FAFSA online.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Priority Application Deadline is March 1. You may file your FAFSA after January 1.
- Online: www.fafsa.gov (recommended method) - faster, easier and more accurate
- Paper: contact a Financial Aid Office or your high school guidance office for a copy.
- Edgewood College’s Title IV School Code is 003848
- Contact the Financial Aid Office/Edgewood Central:
(800) 444-4861 ext.4300
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Students admitted to Edgewood College are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships based on a combination of cumulative GPA and ACT score. No additional application is required to receive these scholarships. Continuous, full-time enrollment is required to retain these renewable scholarships.
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 $48,000 over four years ($12,000 per year).
Dominican Scholarship – The average GPA for recipients is a 3.7 with an average ACT score of 25. The Dominican Scholarship is worth $36,000 over four years ($9,000 per year).
Founders Scholarship – The average GPA for recipients is a 3.4 with an average ACT score of 23. The Founders Scholarship is worth $24,000 over four years ($6,000 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 $12,000 over four years ($3,000 per year).
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Students admitted to Edgewood College are invited to apply for one or more of the following renewable awards. To apply for these awards, complete the Edgewood College Financial Aid Application (Available December 15). The Priority Application Deadline is March 1. Please note. Some awards are not available after the deadline and only the awards with later deadlines will be available on the application.
Alumni Award ($500-$1,500)– Awarded to students whose parents or grandparents are Edgewood College alumni. Apply using the link to the Edgewood College Financial Aid Application listed above.
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.
Capital City Award ($500–$2,000) – Awarded to students who are academically motivated Madison residents or MMSD high school students who demonstrate financial need.
College Access Award ($500–$2,000) – 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.
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.
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.
Friends of Northern Wisconsin Award ($500-$3,000) - Awarded to students from Northern Wisconsin.
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.
Mazzuchelli Award ($500–$2,000) – 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.
Predolin Scholarship ($4,000-$6,000) – Awarded to high achieving students with financial need who plan to major in the areas of science, engineering, medicine, nursing or business.
Talent Scholarships ($1000–$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.
Voyager Scholarship ($500-$4,000) – Awarded to students who live outside Wisconsin.
Institutional, Federal, and State Financial Aid
Students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.ed.gov, will be considered for the following programs. (Priority Application Deadline: March 1)
Institutional Financial Aid
Edgewood College Grant – An institutional grant awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. This grant does not need to be repaid.
Edgewood Employment/Federal Work Study – This program provides jobs for students allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses.
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 Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) - A federally funded need based grant awarded to undergraduate students, with priority given to Pell Grant recipients.
Federal Perkins Loan - a low-interest loan that must be repaid. Repayment begins nine months after you graduate, leave school, or drop below part-time status.
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 PLUS Loan – available to parents of dependent undergraduate students who are enrolled at least part-time. The PLUS Loan is a low interest 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 Tuition Grant - Wisconsin residents who attend Wisconsin private colleges such as Edgewood may be eligible for this grant program.
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. Grants may range up to $1800 per year, and are renewable freshman through senior years. 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.
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