Apply Now! Follow these steps to apply to Wartburg College:

  1. Complete and submit the appropriate online application.
  2. Send, fax or email high school and/or college transcripts, ACT or SAT scores. (International students may submit a TOEFL or IELTS instead of the ACT or SAT score.)
  3. Transfer students must also submit a Transfer Reference Form.
  4. International students must submit an International Student Financial Aid Application or CSS Profile (Wartburg Code 6926).
  5. Home schooled applicants should review these special instructions.

Benefits of applying now:

  1. You are able to file for financial aid earlier.
  2. You have the chance to attend scholarship days if you are eligible.
  3. You will receive priority information about deadlines earlier.

Reasons to Apply

Did you know that Wartburg was ranked #1 in Iowa and #5 in the U.S. for job placement by

Top Tier Liberal Arts College
99% Graduation Rate
92 percent finish in four years
18: Average Class Size
90% receive financial aid
More than 50 Majors

Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1 – Apply for admission. To be considered for financial aid, you must first be accepted for admission to Wartburg College.

Step 2 – File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Oct. 1 in your senior year. For priority consideration, you should file before Nov. 1. Be sure to list Wartburg College code #001896. If you are an Iowa resident, check the state release box. You are encouraged to apply over the Internet at In order to sign your FAFSA electronically, you and your parent must have a FSA ID. Paper forms are available for those without access to the Internet by calling 1-800-433-3243.

Step 3 – If requested, submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript and completed Verification Worksheet to the Wartburg College Financial Aid Office.

Step 4 – First-year students will be sent an email approximately 7-10 days prior to the student’s S.O.A.R. (Student Orientation And Registration) Day. A checklist will contain directions and information to be completed and returned on or before your scheduled S.O.A.R. day.

Step 5 – Apply for other aid from your high school, church, civic organizations, clubs, or other sources. Notify the Financial Aid Office of all additional scholarships you receive.

Educational Tax Credits
Hope and Lifetime Learning
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