Student Loans for Gustavus Adolphus College Students

About Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college located just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1862, the college is associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Gustavus Adolphus College offers more than 50 majors and more than 15 pre-professional and honors programs in areas ranging from accounting to church services to medicine. Gustavus has hosted 95 Nobel laureates and is ranked among the top 20 undergraduate institutions for the number of students who study abroad. It is ranked among the top 50 U.S. colleges by Kiplinger’s for “best value” and was named to President Obama’s national Community Service Honor Roll in 2010.

Gustavus Adolphus College Financial Aid

Nearly 70 percent of Gustavus students receive need-based financial assistance and almost $40 million in institutional aid alone is awarded every year. The Gustavus financial aid program is designed to provide aid to students who would otherwise be unable to attend the college. Financial aid at the college is awarded in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and student employment, or a combination of these.

In order to apply for Gustavus Adolphus college financial aid, students are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The FAFSA can be completed and submitted online at

Gustavus financial aid includes several institutional and endowed scholarships, which are awarded based on academic performance. The college also offers several government-sponsored grants, including Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG). Students can also apply for an institutional or state-sponsored grant.

Gustavus Adolphus college financial aid also includes federal student loans, which students can borrow at low rates of interest. These include Perkins, Direct Stafford and Direct PLUS Loans. Students can also apply for part-time employment under a work-study program and use their earnings to pay for personal or education-related expenses.

Private Student Loans and Gustavus Adolphus College

Awards from the government or Gustavus College may not always be sufficient to meet all of your educational expenses and in this situation, you should consider a private student loan. These alternative student loans are processed almost instantly and have flexible borrowing limits. You can use the Student Loan Comparison Tool on our website to view key information about different types of private loans and select one that matches your financial requirements.

Pay for Gustavus Adolphus College*

Total Avg. Cost $43,800
Tuition $33,500
Room & Board $8,400
Financial Aid Information
Students Receiving Fin Aid 99%
Typical Grant Amounts
State/Local $4,361
Federal $5,675
%Receiving Loans 72%
Avg. Other Stud. Loans $7,536
%Receiving Other Loans 12%

Get into Gustavus Adolphus College

Admission Rate 70%
Total Enrollment 2,455
Men 43%
Women 57%
Graduation Rate 77%
Application Fee $0

Contact Gustavus Adolphus College

800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498(507) 933-8000
Financial Aid Office URL
Admissions Office URL

*Data source is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) the data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics


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