Gustavus Adolphus College
Saint Peter, MN, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$20,050
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,472
$30k - $48k
$14,167
$48k - $75k
$16,024
$75k - $110k
$21,164
$110k+
$26,904
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$45,400
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$45,400
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,910
Books and Supplies
$900
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
96%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
24%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,333
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,482
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,330
Students receiving state aid
33%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,118
Students receiving federal aid
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,482
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$41,732
$30k - $48k
$40,037
$48k - $75k
$38,180
$75k - $110k
$33,040
$110k+
$27,300
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$45,739,135
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$19,817,342

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,055
Students receiving federal loans
66%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,624
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,954
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,250
Loan Default Rate
2%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287

What Students Are Saying

4.25 Average Rating
Yes, sticker price is a huge shock. I believe that if you don't use all of the resources they have for you on campus, you're throwing your money away and that could be anywhere.
Caitlin from MN
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.
carlie from virginia, mn
Although Gustavus is one of the higher priced schools, the education received here is also of a higher standing. The professors are well-prepared and readily available and the classes offered are not only challenging but interesting. There are many different majors for all types of people who have different goals in life and the classes available are well thought out. The faculty and classes prepare students for their career and for functioning in life in the future.
Ashlie from Duluth, MN
Gustavus is expensive. That's a fact. However, as a student where financial aid was a large factor in my choice, Gustavus really came through. After speaking with my admissions counselor and financial aid, I was able to work out something that could work for me. Never let price get in the way of the college you want to go to, including Gustavus. It is possible, and 100% worth it.
Ava from Fairbanks, AK
The initial price tag for Gustavus may turn people away, but it should not because Gustavus gives a lot of financial assistance. They make the school affordable to all students. There's merit scholarships, need based aid, student employment, and other scholarships. Also, the financial advisers are very helpful and will explain anything and everything to you.
Erica from Burnsville, MN
Yes, looking at the price tag Gustavus seems expensive, but in general they give a lot of scholarships. In my case it was cheaper to go to Gustavus than a state school. Besides, you really get a good education at a college that is well known and respected. None of the classes are taught by teacher's assistants, and the liberal arts aspect is wonderful. For me it is totally worth the cost.
Alyssa from Crystal, MN
Very expensive on the sticker price but can be made much more affordable (similar to state school tuition) with scholarships and financial aid. Apply and wait to see about your financial aid before saying it's too expensive. Also, I feel as if it is a better experience and prepares you more so the extra money is worth it.
Tanner from Ham Lake, MN
Gustavus is decently expensive, but they do give great financial aid, however the price of the college is still high. I would contest however that the environment here is worth the price you pay.
David from Apple Valley, MN
It's not a cheap place but the experience is without question worth the money.
Nick
it's expensive, but they seem to be pretty good about scholarships. it's a great school!

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