Financial Aid

Tomson Hall – Office 120

Welcome to the St. Olaf College Financial Aid Office website.  Whether you are a prospective student or parent just learning about St. Olaf or a current student looking for answers to your financing questions, we are happy you have found us.  Our programs provide support to Ole students and families from a wide variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. As a staff, we are committed to providing personalized service to families as they work through the financing of a St. Olaf education.

But more important, if you have questions about how to pay for a St. Olaf education, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call us at 877-235-8386, email us at, or stop by the first floor of Tomson Hall (Tomson 120). We are here to help!

Our Program

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.  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.

News and Updates

Prospective Students: The deadlines for both the CSS PROFILE and FAFSA have passed (February 1st and March 1st, respectively). The vast majority of financial aid awards have gone in the mail in the past couple of days. If you do not have your aid award by next week, it is likely that we are missing some part of your financial aid application. Please contact us if you believe this to be the case. Thanks!
Current Students: The two required documents for financial aid are the 2014-15 FAFSA and the Returning Student Aid Application. Both the FAFSA and the Returning Student Aid Application can be completed now. These documents are due by April 30th.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 507-786-3019 or

General Contact Information:

Phone: 507-786-3019 or 877-235-8386
Fax: 507-786-6688
Address: St Olaf College; Office of Financial Aid; 1520 St Olaf Avenue; Northfield, MN 55057

Academic Year Hours:

Monday–Friday 8 A.M.–5 P.M.

St. Olaf College Financial Aid Office Mission Statement

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.