Cost and Scholarship Information
Augustana's comprehensive cost for tuition, room, and meals is very affordable. This is especially true when you consider that the national average at private four-year colleges and universities in the United States for one academic year in 2010 was $44,619. (Source: Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2012). Augustana is nearly $8,000 less expensive than the national average and ranks as one of the top three colleges in the Midwest.
International students benefit from Sioux Falls, South Dakota's low cost of living. At the same time, the city of 158,000 offers many opportunities and advantages to international students. Sioux Falls has access to internships, safety, a wealth of entertainment options, air travel, and a true look at "real" American life and culture. With an average class size of 21 and a student to professor ratio of 11:1, international students receive personal attention and advising from professors, staff, and the international office. A rigorous, nationally recognized academic environment and a 98 percent job-placement rate present added value for international students.
Financial assistance is available to international students at Augustana. These scholarships and grants can cover as much as 40 percent of the comprehensive cost, depending upon academic ability and/or financial need. To apply for financial assistance, students should submit an Application for Admission and Scholarships.