Cost and Scholarship Information

Invest in Your Future

At Augustana, 100% of full time undergraduate students receive academic, talent and/or need-based financial assistance, with more than $33 million awarded in scholarships, grants, loans, and work study.
We’re committed to partnering with you and your family to make an Augustana education affordable. Start your free application for admission and scholarships. 

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Augustana is Affordable

Students are often surprised at how low the net cost to attend Augustana can be thanks to the following factors:

  • Augustana Scholarships and Grants: Institutional aid. 100% of full-time undergraduate students receive institutional gift aid (scholarships or grants) that do not have to be repaid. We award scholarships and grants based on academic achievement, talent (athletic, music, theatre, and art), and financial need.
  • Additional Need-Based Financial Assistance. Sixty-seven percent of Augustana students qualify for federal loans, federal grants and federal work-study jobs on campus.

Augustana is a Best Value Investment

Why should you invest in an Augustana education? 

  • You’ll graduate in four years. Eighty-six percent of our recent graduates completed their degrees within four years. An additional year (or two) of school costs you time, money, and a missed opportunity to earn a salary.  
  • You’ll get a job. Augustana has a 99% job placement rate. That’s why we’re recognized as the #1 best small college in the nation for getting a job and the #2 best college (of any size) for getting a job by Zippia Recruiter.
  • You’re guaranteed a high-impact experience. At AU, experiential learning is essential, not optional. Every student in good academic standing is guaranteed to participate in a signature experience, such as an internship, clinical, student teaching, creative project, undergraduate research, or study away.
  • Lighter debt load. As a result of these factors of our significant scholarship opportunities and four-year graduation rate, Augustana students often graduate with total repayable loan amounts that are comparable to those of students attending public universities.

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 Augustana University's Codes:

  • FAFSA: 003458
  • ACT: 3902
  • SAT: 6015

 FAFSA Filing Dates:

  • October 1 — the FAFSA becomes available, submit any time
  • March 1 — new students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA by this date
  • May 1 — for continuing students