2023-2024 Tuition, Room and Board

Cost per semester Cost per year
Tuition (in-state or out-of-state) $8,885 $17,770
Room and Board $3,640 $7,280

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 $530 per credit.
  • Because education students living off campus do not pay room and board to the college, they are assessed a fee to cover expenses for any room and board arranged by the college during their professional semester. For the 2023-24 school year, this amount is $2,140.
  • Because staff ministry and parish music interns living off campus do not pay room and board to the college, they are assessed a fee to cover expenses for any room and board arranged by the college during their professional semester. For the 2023-24 school year, the amount is $3,640.
  • 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

Variable Costs

The cost of books, supplies, travel, laundry, personal and miscellaneous expenses varies with the individual. For 2023-2024 the estimate per individual is $4,200.

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.

2023-24 Graduate Tuition

The tuition for graduate courses is $350 per credit. For more information see Graduate Studies.

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, 2023, and October 10, 2023. Payment in two equal installments for semester two by January 10, 2024, and March 10, 2024.
  • 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 at (507) 354-8221.