Fly-In Reimbursement Program

We are so confident you will be impressed by the Luther campus and community that we will help pay to get you here!

If you are a high school senior who has applied for admission to Luther College, you are eligible for a one-time reimbursement of up to $300 toward the cost of a plane ticket.

Luther will reimburse you for half the ticket cost, up to $150, following the campus visit. The airline ticket receipt must be presented to the Admissions Office at the time of the campus visit to receive the reimbursement. If you enroll at Luther the remaining half of the ticket cost, up to $150, will be credited to your Luther account upon enrollment.

Examples

Brent flies in from Denver, Colorado. The cost of his ticket was $220. Brent will be mailed a $110 check shortly after his visit. His time on campus was amazing and Brent knows he wants to be a Norse. Upon enrollment, Brent will have the additional $110 credited to his Luther College account. 

Mackenzie flies in from San Antonio, Texas. The cost of her ticket is $400. Mackenzie will be mailed a $150 check shortly after her visit. Mackenzie felt at home on campus and she decides Luther is the right college for her. Mackenzie will then be credited the additional $150 to her Luther account.

Program Details

  • Flight reimbursements will be made throughout the year for both individual visits and group visit events.
  • Airport transportation will be offered for two visit events each year, as detailed at the bottom of this page.
  • Each individual student is only able to receive one flight reimbursement from Luther College throughout his/her entire college search process.
  • The program is only available to high school seniors.
  • Our neighbors in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and other Iowa cities (or "locations") are not eligible for the fly-in program.
  • We really like parents, but their tickets are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • If the student uses frequent flier miles, a flight itinerary showing the number of miles used should be presented to the Admissions Office. Luther College will reimburse $200 for tickets that redeemed 20,000 miles ($100 following the visit and $100 credit upon enrollment); $250 for 25,000 miles ($125 following the visit and $125 credit upon enrollment); and $300 for tickets that redeemed 30,000 or more miles ($150 following the visit and $150 credit upon enrollment).

If you are flying in, we recommend using the following airports and renting a car:  

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (Minnesota): Driving time to campus is approximately 2 ½ hours.
  • Rochester International Airport (Minnesota): Driving time is approximately 1 ½ hours.
  • La Crosse Municipal Airport (Wisconsin): Driving time is approximately 1 hour.
  • Eastern Iowa Regional Airport (Cedar Rapids, Iowa): Driving time is approximately 2 hours.

Visit Events with Fly-in Shuttle Service

Luther College offers airport pick-ups in Minneapolis for two visit events each year, including one in the fall (November 10, 2014) and one in the spring (April 13, 2015). For any questions about the fly-in reimbursement program, contact the Admissions Office at 800-458-8437, ext.1289, or admissions@luther.edu.

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