Tuition and Fees

Divine Word College is committed to assisting all students accepted for admission meet their financial needs. Our financial aid office will meet with you to discuss funding sources and payment options. We offer a number of scholarships and a work-study program. Each student’s financial needs are unique and Divne Word College will work with you to develop a plan that’s best for you.


Student Expenses


Room and Board
Fall/Spring Semester Summer Session
Academic Year 2016-2017 $3,500 $880
Academic Year 2017-2018 $3,600 $900
Academic Year 2018-2019 $3,700 $920
   

Tuition - Full-Time Attendance
Academic Year 2016-2017 $12,500 $890
Academic Year 2017-2018 $12,750 $910
Academic Year 2018-2019 $13,000 $930
   

Tuition - Part-Time Attendance and Online Courses
Academic Year 2016-2017 $420 per credit hour  
Academic Year 2017-2018 $430 per credit hour  
Academic Year 2018-2019 $440 per credit hour  
   
Tuition - Audit Class - Not for Credit  
  $100 per class  
     
Tuition for Senior Citizens (55 years and older): 50% reduction in regular tuition for classes taken for credit


Miscellaneous Expenses

The charges outlined above do not include the usual annual estimates for books, supplies, clothing, travel, medical and other personal and social expenses. These estimated expenses are:

Transportation $300 to $1,000
Personal Items $500
Medical expenses 2016-2017

(Medical insurance is mandatory for full-time students not otherwise
covered by parental medical plans.)
$1,569
Total average additional expenses $2,369 to $3,069


Fees

Application Fee (non-refundable) $25
Book Rental (per year) $180
Student Activity Fee (per year) $40
Late Registration Charge $5
Change of Registration Charge $5
Late Examination and Test Charge $5
Transcript Fee (first copy free) $5
Graduation Fee $40
Cap and Gown rental $60
Computer Lab Use $60
   


Scholarships

 

Divine Word College Scholarship

At the beginning of every school year, you can apply for assistance from Divine Word College of up to $6,200 per year. Students enrolling part-time and/or auditing courses may qualify for proportionately reduced assistance.

Presidential Scholarship

This $3,000 is awarded each year to students who show promise of superior academic achievement. Two freshmen may receive this scholarship in a single year. Criteria include: a United States citizen or legal permanent resident, admission to the regular college program, top 20% of high school graduating class, a high school GPA of 3.3 or above, and participation in a college preparatory high school program.

The award is renewable each year the recipient continues to meet its guidelines.

Bishop Guillory, SVD, Scholarship

The College established this Scholarship in honor of Bishop Guillory, a 1968 graduate of Divine Word College who currently serves as the Bishop of Beaumont, Texas. The Bishop Guillory Scholarship is an annual award of $2,300 renewable each year the recipient continues to meet its guidelines. Criteria includes: A United States citizen or legal permanent resident, admission to the regular college program, and a GPA of 2.5.

Father Robert J. Flinn, SVD, Scholarship

The College established this Scholarship in honor of Father Robert J. Flinn, SVD, an accomplished educator, author, cannon lawyer, medical ethicist, and former Divine Word College trustee. The Flinn Scholarship is an annual award of $2,300 renewable each year that the recipient continues to meet the established guidelines. Criteria include: A United States citizen or legal permanent resident, admission to the regular college program, and a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Father Francis Kamp, SVD, Scholarship

The College established this scholarship in honor of Father Francis Kamp, SVD, a Divine Word Missionary for over 60 years. Fr. Kamp headed the SVD Mission Center at Techny, Illinois, for many years, generating great support for the missionaries and their ministries abroad. The Father Kamp, SVD, Scholarship is an annual award of $2,300 which is renewable each year that the recipient continues to meet the established guidelines.

Father Chester Nowicki, SVD, Scholarship

The College established this scholarship in memory of Father Chester Nowicki, SVD, who for over 50 years served the Society of the Divine Word as a teacher and later as the Provincial Treasurer. The Father Chester Nowicki, SVD, Scholarship is an annual award of 2,300 which is renewable each year that the recipient continues to meet the established guidelines.
 

Al Hughes Scholarship

The College establish this scholarship in memory of Al Hughes, a longtime member of the Board of Trustees and the College attorney. When fully endowed, the Hughes Scholarship will be an annual award of $2,300 which is renewable each year that the recipient continues to meet the established guidelines.

Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance

In case of permanent disabilities or health problems, State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies may grant aid for rehabilitation through education. Contact the state agency of your home state for more information.

Student Insurance

Divine Word College requires that all students have medical insurance coverage. If you’re not covered by an individual or parental health plan, you must purchase medical coverage. Student financial aid can cover your insurance premium.

State, Federal, And Private Financial Aid Sources

State and federal aid is, for the most part, granted to students with financial need. This need is established when you or your parents fill out and file the form for Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the Renewal Application (FAFSA). The Divine Word College Title IV Federal School Code is 001858.

Federal and State Financial Aid Programs Available at Divine Word College are:

  1. Federal Pell Grants
  2. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  3. The Work-Study Program
  4. The Federal Perkins Loan Program
  5. The Federal Direct Loan Program
  6. State Grants
  7. Work-Study Program

Divine Word Missionaries around the world are well known and respected as hard workers. Whether in our schools, parishes, social action apostolates or seminaries, we apply ourselves conscientiously to our assignments. While we recognize that success in ministry is ultimately dependent on the grace of God, we also recognize that little is achieved without hard work and dedicated effort. St. Paul, the patron of Divine Word College, was always known to "pull his own weight" within the communities he served. A good missionary can be counted on to meet the responsibilities shared with others.

 

Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP) is a program with proportionate shares of funds provided by the federal or state government and by Divine Word College, which enables students with demonstrated financial need to work on campus while in attendance normally at the rate of $7.50 per hour or minimum wage, whichever is higher for maximum award of $1,680 per academic year to pay for part of their educational expenses.