Marian University’s financial aid offerings to be showcased during Private College Week

June 24, 2019

Private college weekThe Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) is calling attention to the financial aid offerings of its 24 member schools by inviting prospective students and their families to visit Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit colleges during its annual Wisconsin Private College Week, running July 8-13, 2019.

Ninety-nine percent of all undergraduate students at Marian University receive financial aid, compared to 96% at other WAICU schools. The average WAICU college freshman financial aid package is made up of 71% grants that do not need to be repaid.

During Wisconsin Private College Week, visitors have the opportunity to tour campuses, attend information sessions, meet with admissions counselors, connect with current students, and discuss financial aid opportunities. Wisconsin Private College Week participants are encouraged to take a “road trip” to find the campus that best fits their educational needs. This includes Marian, which was featured in WAICU’s video to promote the week’s events.

For the 10th year in a row, the average out-of-pocket net tuition at Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities is at or below $5,500. The net tuition in 2016-17 at these Wisconsin colleges is more than 10% lower than it was in the prior year, with Marian featuring the lowest of the WAICU schools. Students are also experiencing more bang for their buck at these institutions, as they receive more personalized attention, smaller class sizes, and the opportunity to have interactive hands-on learning.

Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit campuses include: Alverno College, Bellin College, Beloit College, Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll University, Carthage College, Columbia College of Nursing, Concordia University Wisconsin, Edgewood College, Lakeland College, Lawrence University, Marian University, Marquette University, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Mount Mary University, Nashotah House, Northland College, Ripon College, St. Norbert College, Silver Lake College, Viterbo University, and Wisconsin Lutheran College.

To learn more about Wisconsin Private College Week or to arrange a campus visit, go to

The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) is the official organization of Wisconsin’s 24 private, nonprofit colleges and universities and their nearly 60,000 students. WAICU is dedicated to expanding educational opportunity for students and is nationally recognized for its innovative programming to control college costs and for its partnerships with employers to provide skilled graduates.