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Gustavus Adolphus College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$53,650 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,360 tuition
$9,910 on campus room & board
$900 books and supplies
$480 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$53,650 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,360 tuition
$9,910 on campus room & board
$900 books and supplies
$480 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$25,428 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
27% get federal aid ($4,626 avg)
34% get state aid ($5,015 avg)
97% get institn'l aid ($25,428 avg)
69% get loans ($8,055 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.07% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.07% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $28,491 97%
Federal Grant Aid $4,626 27%
Pell Grants $4,154 27%
Other Federal Grants $495 26%
Institution Grant Aid $25,428 97%
State Grant Aid $5,015 34%
Student Loans $8,055 69%
Federal Loans $6,180 65%
Other Loans $13,014 19%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$20,000 R R
$4,000 - $14,000 Y
$15,000 - $17,000 Y
$500 - $2,000
$2,500 - $10,000
$250 - $2,000
$1,000 - $4,000 R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: May 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Gustavus Adolphus College offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498
(507) 933-8000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $7,290
Out of State $7,290


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • carlie from virginia, mn
  • I am a current student here

    definitely worth every very expensive penny. you're paying for not only a wonderful experience and a top-notch education, but hundreds of connections for future jobs.

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  • 4
  • Elin
  • I am a current student here

    Expensive, but do not let the sticker price turn you away! If you're good enough in school to get into the college, likely your grades are good enough to get you a really big academic scholarship, plus there are merit scholarships, you get lots of grant money, and there is student employment and loans as well. When it comes down to it you usually only end up paying what yopu would for a state school.

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  • 3
  • Rebecca from Saint Peter, MN
  • I am a current student here

    Going here is expensive, but Gustavus offers great financial aid and the quality education that you can receive is definitely worth it, I feel.

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