Undergraduate Sticker Price and Net Price

What is the difference between sticker price and net price? 
Sticker price is the total yearly cost of a college education, but net price is what you actually pay after scholarships and grants are factored in. Private colleges typically start with a higher sticker price but are also more generous with financial aid dollars than lower-priced public colleges. In the average price below, we have included federal loan and on-campus work as additional resources toward a student’s cost. Some students pay less than the average price, and some pay more, but all Wartburg students receive an incredible high-quality education at a workable cost.

Average Net Price 2019-20

*Average Price is Direct Cost of Attendance (Tuition, Fees, Room and Board) minus financial aid package
(federal, state, and Wartburg grants and scholarships, federal loans and on-campus employment.)

2020-21 Costs

Tuition: $43,500
Student Support Services Fee: $2,180
Room (approx) $5,492
Board (approx) $4,100
TOTAL $55,272
Ave. Net Price $20,529

2021-22 Costs

Tuition: $45,200
Student Support Services Fee: $2,300
Room (approx) $5,730
Board (approx) $4,260
TOTAL $57,490
Percentage increase from 2020-21 3.98%
Ave. Net Price by Income Level 2019-20

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Crunch Your Numbers

Comprehensive Fees*
(Tuition, Fees, Room and Board)
Outside Scholarships:
Wartburg Scholarships:
Student Loans:
Summer Earnings:
On/Off Campus Work:
Other Loans: (PLUS, Unsub, SELF)
Your Cost:

* Comprehensive Fee is approximate and does not include books,  special fees, May Term travel or other personal travel expenses.

Calculate Monthly Payments

Take your bottom line cost and divide by the number of months of your payment plan up to 10 months (max of 5 months each term) and you can determine your estimated monthly payments. If you have other calculations to make, please use our Wartburg Calculator below. Be sure to hit the equal button on the calculator and NOT your enter key.