Funding Sources


Students loans are the most common form of financial aid that CVTC students receive. Over 66% of CVTC students receive loans. A loan is a financial aid award that must be repaid with interest.


62% of CVTC students receive Pell grants. There are also several other grants available. A grant is a financial aid award that does not need to be repaid.

Work Study

The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.

Veterans Benefits

CVTC has a long history of providing education and training to all service members who are seeking to gain new skills, enhance existing skills, and translate skills learned in the military for use in the civilian world.  Our Veteran Services office assists students with the GI Bill process and serves as a liaison between various federal agencies, state agencies, and the College.


Payment Methods


You can pay for your tuition and fees online using a bank account, credit, or debit card.

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Payment Plans

CVTC offers convenient online options to pay for your tuition and fees. You can use the online bill pay or set up an automatic payment plan. Both options allow you to manage your account and set up authorized users to view or make payments on your account. You will receive text and email notices of your e-bill through the online system.

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Chippewa Valley Technical College saved students more than $1 million in textbook costs in the 2020-21 school year, thanks to the school’s recently launched affordable learning program.

Learn more about open & affordable learning resources

Financial Aid Checklist

Complete the checklist below if you wish to apply for federal and state grants, federal loans, or the federal work study program. We highly recommend you complete steps 1-3 before the Financial Aid Priority Date (April 30th) for your semester.


Step 1:
Apply for Admission to CVTC

You must be accepted into a financial aid eligible program at CVTC to receive aid. You can complete the admissions application at anytime, however, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will not be processed until you are accepted into a financial aid eligible program.

You may proceed to step two while your admissions application is in progress.

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Step 2:
Apply for Financial Aid - FAFSA

CVTC's Federal school code is 005304.

Applying for Financial Aid is a two step process:

  1. ​Request a FSA ID by going to Federal Student Aid site.
  2. Fill out the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).

After you submit your FAFSA you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR).


Step 3:
Complete Documentation

Return the documents requested by the financial aid office within two weeks of receiving the request. Financial aid applications will not be processed otherwise. Make sure to include your student ID on all submitted documentation.

Your award notification will be sent to your CVTC student email account and will explain how to access your financial aid award amounts in your Student Information System (SIS). To be eligible for student loans your enrollment status must be at least half time, 6 credits.

Determining Financial Need

CVTC determines how much you and your family can contribute by assessing the information you submit on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). To calculate this need, the federal government has developed a uniform calculation to determine how much each family is expected to contribute towards educational costs. After your level of financial need has been determined, CVTC will provide a financial aid package that will include all or some of the following forms of aid: grants, loans and student work study.


Tuition & Fees for 2022-2023 Academic Year

Tuition is defined as program fees, material fees, supplemental fees, and other class fees. Other class fees may include books, equipment, field trips, uniforms, and graduation. Our program catalog has the estimated costs for each program. CVTC has a reciprocity agreement between Wisconsin and Minnesota which enables a Minnesota resident to attend CVTC and pay Wisconsin tuition. Residents of all other states are considered out-of-state.


Tuition Costs Wisconsin & Minnesota Residents

$143.45 per credit

Tuition Costs Out-of-State Residents

$215.18 per credit

Tuition University Transfer Program

$188.90 per credit

$283.35 per credit (out-of-state residents*)


Activity Fee

5.5% of current per-credit tuition rate

Academic Support Fee

1.5% of current per-credit tuition rate

Application Processing Fee


Public Safety Fee

$3 per credit with $45 maximum

Health Services Fee**

$7 - $19

* Out-of-state tuition fees do not apply to distance education offerings. International students need to contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Designated School Official (DSO) at (715) 833-6343.
** Fees vary based on campus location and registered credits.

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