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 by Income Level 2018-19

*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.)

2019-20 Costs

Tuition: $41,830
Student Support Services Fee: $2,100
Room (approx) $5,290
Board (approx) $3,990
TOTAL $53,210
Ave. Net Price $22,599

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 N/A
2018-19 Financial Aid Package by Income Levels

Click to view average financial aid packages.

Payment Options

Monthly Payment Plan
Wartburg College realizes that educational expenses are easier to budget when spread over monthly payments, without interest. The Monthly Tuition Payment Plan, offered through the college, allows you to meet all or part of Wartburg’s academic year expenses in up to 12 equal monthly payments. No interest will be charged on the payment plan amount for the duration of the payment period. 

Monthly Payment Plan Brochure 2019-20 (PDF)

CASHNet (PDF) – CASHNet is Wartburg College’s online billing and payment system. CASHNet provides students and other authorized parties online access to view recent billing statements, student account history, and make electronic payments via credit/debit card and/or ACH. 

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 12 months 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.