Starting May 10th, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education requires all students and parents applying for or receiving federal financial aid to create a FSA (Federal Student Aid) User ID. This FSA ID replaces the PIN system. For more information about how to create an FSA ID, please see: How to Create an FSA ID.
The Financial Aid Office strives to provide access to a St. Olaf education by proactively serving and educating families of varied economic backgrounds. We administer financial aid programs with a commitment to equity, consistency, and transparency in awarding resources.
The majority of our financial aid program is need-based aid, including federal, state, and college grants, student employment awards, and loans. St. Olaf also offers a number of merit scholarship awards for academic accomplishments, community involvement, and fine arts ability and achievement.
Paying for college involves a partnership between our students, their families, and the college. We look carefully at the unique financial circumstances of every family, and offer every student the best package of support we can. While each family differs in its resources, its priorities, and its attitudes toward money, St. Olaf follows policies and practices to treat families equitably in the process.
If you have questions about how to pay for a St. Olaf education, don’t hesitate to call (877-235-8386), email, or visit us in Tomson Hall 120.