Financial Aid Primary financial aid contact: Rev. Amy Current Director for Financial Aid and Stewardship Formation 563.589.0274 or firstname.lastname@example.org Wartburg Theological Seminary Financial Aid Application Process 1. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) This is most convenient on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov –apply for a pin # which will provide security and ease for corrections. -Wartburg Theological Seminary School Code: G01897 ***AS A GRADUATE STUDENT, YOU ARE INDEPENDENT on the FAFSA. 2. Complete a Wartburg Seminary financial aid application form https://www.wartburgseminary.edu/webTemplate/template_forms/f orm_financialAid.asp 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 o Your TIMELINE: My TIMELINE: Anytime o Receive student o Call/Email with ?’s materials o WTS Financial aid App o WTS Admissions gives o Approx. Feb-Mar: notice of student o File Taxes acceptance o Send to WTS o Complete FAFSA o Process Financial Aid o Award ASAP Requirements for Financial Aid o A citizen of the United States or eligible non-citizen o Enrolled in a degree program o Continue making satisfactory academic progress o 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? The Formula: Cost of Attendance Less EFC = Financial Need EFC: Expected Family It is possible for the Financial Aid Director to Contribution consider making an adjustment to the EFC on an determined by FAFSA individual basis due to unique financial circumstances. process. Cost of Attendance ? o School Expenses o Tuition & Fees o Books o Health Insurance o School-related Expenses o Housing o Food o Childcare (if applicable) o Medical Expenses o Transportation o Miscellaneous Personal Expenses o Clinical Pastoral Education Living Expenses Seminarian Health Insurance Health Insurance is required for ELCA Seminarians o www.eiiassip.org Plan Options for 2010-2011 (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 • FREE Money • COSTLY Money • Grants • Federal Loans • Seminary • Perkins • ELCA • Stafford • WTS Scholarships • Subsidized • See next slide… • Unsubsidized • Other Scholarships • Non-federal Loans • e.g. Preston Trust • ANB loans • e.g. Siebert • For final year • Websites • misc. private loans • Financial Aid office • Gifts Employment • Congregation Federal Work Study available up to 10 • Synod hours per week based on financial need Off campus employment WTS SCHOLARSHIPS All RENEWABLE prospective students may be considered for Scholarship Awards Wilhelm Loehe Leadership WTS SCHOLARSHIPS Faith and Life Leadership Rural Ministry Leadership Campus Ministry Leadership WTS considers Grossman Tower Leadership academic performance Outdoor Ministry Leadership servant leadership Church College Leadership Noted involvement and/or Fund for Leaders in Mission passion for various ministry Valued Leaders Scholarship possibilities WTS SCHOLARSHIPS 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 WTS Financial Aid combines all information and creates a STUDENT BUDGET! HOUSING Primary housing contact: Ms. Kayla Feller Accounts Receivable Secretary and Housing Coordinator 563.589.0218 or email@example.com Wartburg Theological Seminary Housing Process Complete a WTS housing application (https://www.wartburgseminary.edu/template_FutureStudents.asp?id=49) Indicate three preferences. Send completed housing application with housing deposit to Kayla Feller, Wartburg Seminary Business Office, at your earliest convenience. Please inform Kayla of your intended move in dates as early as possible . (this will aid in expediency with the assignment process ) Utilities included in Rent o Electricity o Long distance phone o Water, Sewage & billed monthly Garbage o Heat o Electricity cap overage o Cable television indicated on lease o Local telephone o Internet access Wartburg Theological Seminary Housing 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 Wartburg Theological Seminary Housing 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 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. Financial Aid and Housing Questions?
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