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Costs and International Student Scholarships

Although Viterbo University is a private institution, costs are moderate compared to other private institutions. Viterbo does offer merit-based scholarships (see below) to help offset the cost of tuition, which are based on the student's previous GPA.

*Note that students are required to pay tuition and fees in full before the first day of classes of the current semester.

2018-2019 Estimated Costs for a Year

Item Undergraduate one year
Tuition and Fees $27,970
Room and Board $9,060
Books, Supplies, and Health Insurance $3,970
Estimated total $41,000 (add $2,500 for each dependent per year)

International Freshmen Scholarships for 2018-2019

  Heritage Hallmark Dean President
High School GPA 2.75 3.20 3.60 3.80
On-campus $10,000 $11,000 $12,000 $14,000
Off-campus $8,000 $9,000 $10,000 $12,000
Renewal GPA 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.30

All scholarship recipients are required to volunteer to serve as United Nations of Viterbo (international club) leaders and get involved in and organize student activities and community service. Renewal may be denied if these conditions are not met.

International Transfer Scholarships for 2018-2019

Scholarships are based on cumulative grade point average (GPA) from prior college(s).

Cumulative College GPA On-campus Off-campus
3.5–4.00 $8,000 $7,000
3.00–3.49 $7,000 $6,000
2.50-–2.99 $6,000 $5,000
2.25-–2..49 $5,000 $4,000


  • To qualify, students must have earned a minimum of 12 college credits.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time at Viterbo, with a minimum of 12 traditional undergraduate credits (non-ESL credits) for the semester.
  • The international transfer scholarship is renewable up to four years, provided the student maintains a 2.00 minimum Viterbo cumulative grade point average.
  • Recipients will have award reduced by $1,000 per academic year if they reside off campus.
  • School of Adult Learning programs, Graduate and ESL students are excluded from this scholarship.

For an estimate of graduate program costs, contact Kenneth Felts, Director of International Admission at

Mailing Costs of Documents 

Viterbo University mails all documents using the University Express Mail Service (UEMS).  Before your acceptance letter and I-20 can be sent to you, you will need to create an account on the UEMS website and request your acceptance packet to be mailed using either DHL, FedEx, or UPS courier service.  You must use the UEMS website to request service. DO NOT use the DHL, FedEx, or UPS websites directly.  All communication must go through UEMS, who will notify our office that you are requesting your acceptance packet to be mailed. 

NOTE: Do not pay for any shipments until you have been notified via personal email from Viterbo University that your acceptance packet has been completed and is ready for shipment. To request shipment, you will need your Viterbo ID number, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and credit card information.  Please pay close attention to the information provided, as errors will result in the delay of your acceptance packet’s arrival.

If you experience any difficulty in registering or in processing a shipment through UEMS, please use the “Help” link on their website for step by step instructions.  You may also email for additional assistance.