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St Olaf College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$49,650 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,560 tuition
$9,090 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$49,650 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,560 tuition
$9,090 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$20,227 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
89% of students receive aid
13% get federal aid ($5,542 avg)
12% get state aid ($3,486 avg)
87% get institn'l aid ($20,227 avg)
53% get loans ($6,935 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.72% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.72% 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 $21,527 87%
Federal Grant Aid $5,542 13%
Pell Grants $4,250 13%
Other Federal Grants $2,893 6%
Institution Grant Aid $20,227 87%
State Grant Aid $3,486 12%
Student Loans $6,935 53%
Federal Loans $5,221 52%
Other Loans $10,865 9%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: March 22
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does St Olaf College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1520 St Olaf Ave
Northfield, MN 55057-1098
(507) 786-3025
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,235
Out of State $1,235


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Sean from Oconomowoc, WI
  • Mar-11-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Seems very pricy, but if I go there, hopefully they'll offer good scholarships.

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  • 5
  • Ava from Wisconsin
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    St. Olaf is pretty expensive if you just look at the numbers. I work three jobs to help my parents pay for my tuition but I enjoy working that much and that hard because I love being a student at Olaf so incredibly much! The professors are one of a kind and with the post-graduation opportunities that we are provided I know that I will be successful and that my education here will be worth the money.

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  • Mike from Saint Paul, MN
  • Sep-03-2013 I am a current student here

    St. Olaf is a more expensive school. It does, however, make up for it with a quality education and an enthusiastic alumni network that can help students land jobs. It is also important to note that St. Olaf is very generous with financial aid, which often puts it at the top of seniors' college lists.

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  • Susan from Minnetonka, MN
  • Jul-10-2013 I am a current student here

    I was able to get great financial aid, so I think that I am definitely getting my money's worth. I do think that it is unnecessarily expensive for those paying full price.

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