So, how am I going to pay for this?  Jesus calls us to be stewards and planners in any endeavor.

Which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? (Luke 14:28, NRSV)


Seminary costs include tuition, books, housing, health insurance, and your own miscellaneous expenses.  Wartburg advises students of potential sources of student aid, encourages application for outside scholarships, and provides institutional scholarships to 100% of our students who qualify, meaning:

  • Enrolled full-time in a degree program
  • Achieve satisfactory academic progress
  • Complete the Wartburg Annual Financial Aid Eligibility Form.

Institutional scholarships are renewable and derive from the $800,000 received annually from generous donors whose gifts are specifically designated for financial support of students.  These scholarships significantly offset the cost of tuition.

You are encouraged to seek out additional funding sources.  For students who are active or former military, contact Registrar Kevin Anderson to discuss the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs VA Education Benefits programs at 563-589-0211 or

Federal student loans are also available to cover costs for qualified students (see 1-3 above) not paid by other sources.  The completion of the  FAFSA is required prior to loan application for the William D. Ford Direct Stafford Loans, Graduate PLUS loans, and ANB Institutional loans.

Please call or e-mail to discuss financial aid possibilities.  We will accompany, advocate for, and work with you to create a sensible plan that allows you to move toward your calling in a financially sound manner.  Contact Director of Financial Aid and Student Services Barb Simon at 563-589-0332 or