Our commitment to students from our local communities.


Local Commitment Award


Now accepting applications for Fall 2020

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Our commitment to the neighboring communities

Ripon College is doing something remarkable. We deliver a top quality private school education to students at a cost that is about the same as many public schools in the University of Wisconsin system.

At Ripon, we are proud to provide 100 percent of our students with financial assistance. Our mission to provide an accessible and premier liberal arts education remains unchanged, even in the midst of an ever changing and challenging higher education landscape. Our dedication to affordability is no stronger than right here in our own backyard.

That’s why we have decided to demonstrate our dedication to the surrounding communities by introducing our Local Commitment Award. All students who apply for the 2020-2021 academic year and are admitted to Ripon College from high schools in Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake or Winnebago counties now qualify immediately for our Local Commitment Award which will bring your total awards up to $36,000 annually. That means if you are a student from one of these high schools you will pay no more than $19,776 to attend Ripon, and even less if you qualify for need-based financial aid. In order to qualify for the Local Commitment Award, students must be enrolled full-time and live on campus. This award is available only to new students applying for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Incoming first-year international students who graduate from one of the qualifying schools are eligible to receive the Local Commitment Award. Students transferring to Ripon in the 2020-2021 academic year from another college or university are eligible to receive the Local Commitment Award if they graduated from one of the qualifying schools.

If you are a student or know a promising student from one of the following schools in Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake or Winnebago counties, we encourage you to learn more about Ripon, schedule a campus visit or apply today.

Qualifying High Schools

Dodge County: Beaver Dam High School; Central Wisconsin Christian High School; Dodgeland High School; Horicon High School; Hustisford High School; Lomira High School; Luther Preparatory School; Maranatha Baptist Academy High School; Mayville High School; Randolph High School; Watertown High School; Waupun High School; Wayland Academy.

Fond du Lac County: Campbellsport High School; Fond du Lac High School; Fond du Lac Christian High School; Horace Mann High School; Laconia High School; Oakfield High School; Ripon High School; St. Lawrence Seminary High School; St. Mary’s Springs Academy; Winnebago Lutheran Academy.

Green Lake County: Berlin High School; Green Lake High School; Markesan High School; Princeton High School.

Winnebago County: Lourdes Academy; Menasha High School; Neenah High School; Omro High School; Oshkosh North High School; Oshkosh West High School; St. Mary Central High School; Valley Christian High School;
Winneconne High School.

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