Summer School 2016 Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition payment is due by the first day of class. A finance charge of 0.5 percent per month (equivalent to a six percent annual rate) is added to all past-due accounts. Use of all St. Olaf facilities including libraries, laboratories, swimming pool, tennis courts, and other recreational facilities is included.

Tuition per term (50% reduced tuition in Summer Session)

  • 1.00 credit: $2,685
  • 2.00 credits: $5,370

Partial-credit tuition

  • 0.50 course: $1,345
  • 0.25 course: $670
  • IS/IR: $2,685
  • Internship:  $2,685 (1.00 cr),  $1,345 (.50 cr), $670 (.25 cr)
  • Performance Studies (0.25 course): TBA

All students wishing to take performance studies (music lessons) during the summer must have prior approval from the music department. Music majors who are taking lessons to fulfill graduation requirements and who have been certified by the music department pay no additional fee beyond the tuition charge.

Refund Policy

Registration is a contract to pay tuition regardless of attendance.

Refunds are determined by the date of a student’s official drop of a course, at the Registrar’s window.  The refund schedule is effective whether or not a student has attended classes.

Refund schedule is as follows:

Term 1
If course(s) are dropped by end of the day:

  • Up through June 9: 80% refund
  • June 10 – June 20: 40% refund
  • After June 20: no refund
  • No refund for housing

Term 2
If course(s) are dropped by end of the day:

  • Up through July 21: 80% refund
  • July 22 – August 1: 40% refund
  • After August 1: no refund
  • No refund for housing

BOARD: Students have the option of four meal plans. Board plan sign-up is available through the students SIS account. Board plan changes for Summer Session 1 can be made on or before June 9th and Summer Session 2 can be made through 4 pm on July 21.

  • Plan 1: M-F (28 days), 3 meals per day – $535
  • Plan 2: M-F (28 days), 2 meals per day – $420
  • Plan 3 M -Th (23 days), 3 meals per day – $440
  • Plan 4: M-Th (23 days). 2 meals per day – $350

ROOMS: Residence Life summer housing application form is available online. Check the Res Life website due date. Housing is first-come, first-serve basis for summer session students.

  • Double occupancy – $409.50
  • Single room – $546.00

Housing reservation deadline is Monday, May 9th, 2016. For additional information go to

Financial Aid

Financial assistance may be available to degree-seeking St. Olaf students during the Summer session(s). Financial assistance during summer is typically in the form of loans only. However, if you are a Federal Pell Grant or Minnesota State Grant recipient, you may qualify for assistance from those programs as well.

In addition to completing your 2016-17 FAFSA and St. Olaf Online Financial Aid Application (returning students only), you should also make an appointment to talk with a financial aid counselor to go over your loan options for the summer.

Your summer aid will be based on the enrollment plans you indicate in your meeting with a counselor and your current registration. If your enrollment plans change, notify the Financial Aid Office so your aid can be recalculated.