Tuition Exchange

Procedures for employees from other institutions.

Note: Dependents of Wartburg College employees are considered “Exports from Wartburg College” for these tuition exchange benefit programs. Program details and application materials can be found in the Wartburg College human resources department.

1) ELCA Exchange, 2) Tuition Exchange, Inc.

Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa participates in ELCA Tuition Exchange and Tuition Exchange, Inc. Dependent children of faculty and staff, who are employed at an institution participating in the exchange programs mentioned above and who meet eligibility requirements at the home institution, may apply for tuition exchange at Wartburg College. Plan Ahead! Priority consideration is given to applicants with complete certification and application materials received by Wartburg College no later than January 15th. Spaces are limited and are awarded on a competitive basis.

Application Process:

1. Apply for admission at Wartburg College by Jan.15.

2. Obtain certification from your home institution or organization.

3. Complete a FAFSA. It is required for exchange recipients. It is also possible that a financial aid offer may make it financially possible to attend Wartburg College if a space in the exchange program(s) is not available. The combination of tuition-based grants and scholarships shall not exceed total tuition charges.

Applicants will be notified as soon as February 15th.

Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer
Jen Sassman, Director of Financial Aid, 217 Luther Hall, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa 50677 319-352-8262 or

Terms and Conditions

1. Exchange students must enroll as full-time degree-seeking students and make satisfactory academic progress. Recertification is required by January 15th each year. Recipients also are required to live in a campus residence hall all four years.

2. Exchange students are required to file the FAFSA no later than May 1, each year, prior to the academic year they wish to receive the exchange benefit.

3. Covered Expenses:
• Standard Tuition (limited to 4.5 course credits fall and winter term) 
• Eight terms of tuition

4. Non-covered Expenses include, but are not limited to:
• Fees, including overload tuition, independent study and arranged study fees
• Direct “export” of Wartburg funds to another organization or agency, for example study abroad institutions
• Tuition for summer school
• Tuition benefit may be reduced or denied if application deadlines are not met or if spaces are not available.