2024-25  Tuition, Housing and Food

Cost per semester Cost per year
Tuition (in-state or out-of-state) $9,060 $18,120
Housing and Food $3,850 $7,700

Notes:

  • The actual cost of enrollment is reduced by a budgetary operating subsidy from the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).
  • Tuition for part-time (fewer than 12 credits per semester excluding audits) is $545 per credit.
  • Because education students living off campus do not pay housing and food to the college, they are assessed a fee to cover expenses for any housing and food arranged by the college during their professional semester. A student providing their own housing and food will not be charged for those portions of the fee. For the 2024-25 school year, these fees are as follow:
    • 10-week experience $2,265 (Housing $1,055, Food $260, Program supervision $950)
    • 9-week early childhood experience $365 (Program supervision $365)
  • Because staff ministry and parish music interns living off campus do not pay housing and food to the college, they are assessed a fee to cover expenses for any housing and food arranged by the college during their professional semester. A student providing their own housing will not be charged for the housing portion of the fee. For the 2024-25 school year, the fees are as follow:
    • 17-week experience $3,850 (Housing $2,230, Program supervision $1,620)
  • The cost of audits for non-degree seeking students is $125 per course (excluding private music lessons) or $90 per course for senior citizens (60 or older).
  • The MLC Governing Board reserves the right to revise charges and procedures as economic conditions warrant

Graduate Fees

The tuition for graduate courses is $350 per credit.

Variable Costs

The cost of books, supplies, travel, laundry, personal and miscellaneous expenses vary with the individual. For 2024-2025 the estimate per individual is $4,075.

Automobile Registration

Automobile registration is $110 ($130 after June 1 for returning students) and $55 per year for students living off campus.  This fee is paid directly to the Student Life Office.

Tuition Payment Information

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Students pay the cost of attending school through a combination of scholarships, grants, school arranged loans, privately arranged loans, work-study programs, private funds and jobs.  Financial Aid and Financial Services counselors provide planning assistance to students upon request.  Prior to the beginning of the school year (see details under Payment Policies), students are asked to select one of the following options for meeting their financial obligations:

  • TWICE-A-SEMESTER PLAN: Payment in two equal installments for semester one by August 10, 2024, and October 10, 2024. Payment in two equal installments for semester two by January 10, 2025, and March 10, 2025.
  • MONTHLY PLAN: Payment in ten installments through MLC’s tuition management plan. Students enrolled in this plan make monthly payments (August-May) via automatic withdrawal on the 10th of each month (or the next business day) from a checking or savings account they have designated.  There is no charge for participation, but students are required to provide appropriate bank account and routing information when enrolling in this plan. If a payment is returned for any reason, (insufficient funds, account closed), the account will automatically be assigned to the twice-a-semester payment plan until payment has been received to cover the returned charges. If a subsequent ACH payment is returned for any reason, the student will no longer be allowed on the monthly payment plan.

Students who believe that extenuating circumstances make the standard payment plans temporarily unsuitable may request an exceptional payment plan subject to the approval of the director of finance.  Such plans are granted only in rare circumstances (loss of employment, mounting medical expenses, etc.) and are intended as a temporary measure that should not exceed a single school year.

Questions regarding payment policies or procedures should be directed to the
Financial Services Office.
(507) 354-8221