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Affordability

Find help in paying for college

Making college affordable

Your investment in your college education returns much more than a degree; it also provides you with opportunities and experiences that will shape your life. We know this because our alumni repeatedly tell us that their St. Norbert College education helped them achieve a better future. We see affordability as a way to help students achieve such a future.

To make college more affordable, we offer 97 percent of our students some form of financial aid, which can include scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.

Simply in terms of cost, an education from SNC is competitive — both with other private colleges and with public ones. But because on-time graduation can also impact your wallet (more time equals more tuition, room and board, not to mention deferred entry into the workplace), it’s important to know that SNC also has a four-year graduation guarantee and one of the best four-year graduation rates in the Midwest.

When you decide St. Norbert College is the right fit for your undergraduate or graduate studies, we’ll do all we can to help you get here.
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Graduate faster with less debt

We have one of the best four-year college graduation rates in the Midwest. This means that you’ll finish one to two years ahead of the national average. This also means earlier entry into the workforce or graduate schoolIt’s so important to us that you graduate on time that we’ve created a four-year graduation guarantee.

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Achieve post-grad success

SNC graduates are the kind that find employment at Fortune 500 companies, become entrepreneurs or enter top-notch graduate programs. After one year, 96 percent of recent SNC alumni were working or attending grad school.

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Low loan default rate

Almost 10 percent of the people who borrow money for college default on their loans, according to the U.S. Department of Education. SNC is proud to rank among the top colleges in the U.S. when it comes to low loan default rates. In fact, St. Norbert has the lowest college loan default rate of any college in Wisconsin: 1.6 percent. 

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Financial support for everyone

Every student with financial need who is interested in SNC has access to different forms of aid. Discover all of the ways you can get help paying for college.

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  • Ralph Hombsch ’24 took a disciplined approach to finding and successfully applying for scholarships in high school to help pay for college. Parlaying them with a generous SNC scholarship, he has embarked on a college career that will leave him with little to no debt upon graduation.

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    Portrait of Ralph Hombsch '24

    Ralph Hombsch ’24 took a disciplined approach to finding and successfully applying for scholarships in high school to help pay for college. Parlaying them with a generous SNC scholarship, he has embarked on a college career that will leave him with little to no debt upon graduation.

Save money, get more value

Our tuition, room and board costs compare favorably to our peers in the top tier of liberal arts colleges. Always consider final out-of-pocket costs and how much of your financial aid doesn’t need to be repaid (i.e., comes in the form of merit- or need-based scholarships and grants).

Remember: Total costs - financial aid = net price (what you actually pay)

We do everything we can to keep your costs down while providing the most value for your investment. Our exceptional on-time graduation rates mean you’ll finish college sooner, earn sooner and pay back any debt sooner. The quality and affordability of your education will open many doors, giving you a head start on the rest of your life.

That’s value, plain and simple.

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First-year student? See how affordable SNC is.

Use our Net Price Calculator to quickly estimate your cost of attendance. With the right documents in hand, it takes only five minutes. Your final net price includes how much you’re expected to receive in financial aid.

If you’d like a separate estimate of your merit scholarship award, simply enter your high school GPA and ACT/SAT score into our scholarship calculator.

Scholarships

We reward your academic excellence with generous merit scholarships. Specialty scholarships, outside scholarships and other awards can further reduce cost.

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Grants

After submitting the FAFSA, you’ll be considered for federal, state and SNC need-based financial aid. This may include funding such as the Federal Pell Grant, TEACH Grant and Wisconsin-based grant options.

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Loans

As part of your financial aid, you can obtain federal and private loans. Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans and PLUS Loans offer fixed or low interest rates.

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Student employment

Earn money for your education with on-campus jobs — and gain valuable experience at the same time. Look for work-study positions or find other available openings.

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Contact the St. Norbert financial aid office

Campus location

Todd Wehr Hall 136
310 Third St.
De Pere, WI 54115

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mailing address

Financial Aid Office
St. Norbert College
Todd Wehr Hall, 136
310 Third St.
De Pere, WI 54115

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