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Luther College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$49,580 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,760 tuition
$8,500 on campus room & board
$1,040 books and supplies
$280 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$49,580 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,760 tuition
$8,500 on campus room & board
$1,040 books and supplies
$280 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$24,021 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
19% get federal aid ($5,604 avg)
12% get state aid ($5,340 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($24,021 avg)
66% get loans ($8,472 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.18% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.18% 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 $25,761 100%
Federal Grant Aid $5,604 19%
Pell Grants $4,066 19%
Other Federal Grants $1,572 19%
Institution Grant Aid $24,021 100%
State Grant Aid $5,340 12%
Student Loans $8,472 66%
Federal Loans $6,663 65%
Other Loans $10,525 12%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$4,000 - $6,000 R
$1,000 R
$3,000 R
$750 R R
$1,000 R
$1,000 - $2,000 R
$550 R
$7,000 - $11,000 R
$11,500 - $17,000 R
$1,000 - $4,000 R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Luther College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101-1045
(563) 387-1287
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,420
Out of State $1,420


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Emily from River Falls, WI
  • I am a current student here

    While it looks to be on the pricier side, there are many scholarships and financial aid opportunities, and it is such a wonderful place to be that you wouldn't want to spend a penny elsewhere-- the experience is so amazing!

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  • 4
  • Student
  • I am a current student here

    College is expensive. We all know this. Being a small, private liberal arts college, Luther is pricey, but the educative experience has been worth every penny.

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  • 5
  • Alexandra from Cedar Falls, IA
  • I am a current student here

    Although the sticker price for Luther College may seem very big, the financial services are very useful and very good at finding grants and scholarships for students in need. Most students that attend Luther College for less than the cost of attending a public school. With the amount that the students do pay, Luther uses that money wisely on the students by providing the best meals, performances, dorms, security they can find.

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  • 5
  • Jennifer from Saint Paul, MN
  • I am a current student here

    For the price, you get a fantastic experience. Definitely apply for scholarships! Financial aid is willing to work with you so that you get the financial assistance you need.

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