Financial Aid

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.

Students that are applying for the Fall of 2018 can start filling out the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE on October 1st, 2017. Both of these forms will use a family’s 2016 financial information as the “base year” for the form. If you have any questions about either of these forms, please reach out to our office!Find more info about the financial aid application/timeline by going to How to Apply for Financial Aid.
If you have questions about the bill or payments, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 507-786-3296 or