Transfer Financial Aid
Edgewood College is committed to helping each transfer student make a smooth transition to our institution as well as making our quality education affordable. With merit-based scholarships available for excellence in academics, fine arts and need-based awards, we are often able to provide a financial aid package that is competitive with other similar institutions.
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Tuition and Costs
Estimated Average Cost of Attendance (2015–2016)
|Tuition & Fees (full-time)
|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. Applications are available online.
- Apply for additional scholarships by completing the Edgewood College Financial Aid Application.
- Apply for PIN numbers for both Parent and Student Aid which serve as electronic signatures if you will be filing online at www.pin.ed.gov.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority filing date is March 1. You may file your FAFSA after January 1st.
- Online FAFSA: www.fafsa.gov (recommended method) - faster, easier and more accurate
- For questions, please contact Edgewood Central at 608-663-4300.
Edgewood College’s Title IV School Code is 003848
Edgewood Financial Aid
Students admitted to Edgewood College are automatically considered for the following merit-based scholarships. No additional application is required to receive these scholarships. These scholarships are available to students who transfer to Edgewood College with 12 or more credits from an accredited institution. Continuous, full-time enrollment is required. Amounts below have been adjusted for Fall 2015 semester.
Transfer Excellence Scholarship Available to students who present a cumulative college GPA of 3.5-4.0 in all college coursework. The Transfer Excellence Scholarship is worth $6,000 per year.
Transfer Honor Scholarship Available to students who present a cumulative college GPA of 3.0-3.49 in all college coursework. The Transfer Honor Scholarship is worth $4,000 per year.
Transfer Achievement Scholarship Available to students who present a cumulative college GPA of 2.5-2.99 from all college coursework. The Transfer Achievement Scholarship is worth $2,000 per year.
Students admitted to Edgewood College are invited to apply for additional competitive merit and need-based awards. Students are selected for these awards based on their demonstrated interests and experiences. Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is also required to be offered these awards. Please note that applications will be reviewed as funding is available. Limited awards are available.
Transfer Awards and Scholarships Application for students starting Fall 2015 (Transfer Partnership and Bonner Leaders deadline- June 1. All other awards deadline- March 1)
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.
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 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. Apply using the link to the Edgewood College Financial Aid Application listed above.
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. Apply using the link to the Edgewood College Financial Aid Application listed above.
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.
Transfer Partnership Award (Half Tuition for the Academic Year): Awarded to students transferring directly from Madison College or one of the University of Wisconsin 2-year colleges. Students must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA and completed at least 1 fulltime semester. Deadline (fall transfers only)- June 1.
Voyager Scholarship ($500-$4,000) – Awarded to students who live outside Wisconsin.
Institutional, Federal & 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.