Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office Plan for Interim + Spring Semester: In the interest of safety for staff and students, we will encourage students+families to conduct virtual appointments through Google Meet or over the Phone. If you would like to book an appointment with a financial aid counselor, you can do that here.

We will have no staff on-campus for the month of January. We will have limited staff on-campus during the Spring Semester for in-person appointments. We will have one staff member on campus every day for in-person appointments. Financial Aid Counselors will be available for virtual appointments now and throughout the semester. We will not be able to take “walk-in” visitors. Everyone will need an appointment.

There will be clear signage for a secure, contactless way for students to drop off payments, scholarship checks and other necessary paperwork.

For up-to-date information on the general campus reopening, please reference St. Olaf Covid-19 Updates.

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.

Funding Sources for St. Olaf students

(information about student employment, the Emergency Fund, off-campus study and funding for internships/research)

Billing and Payments Contact Information
If you have questions about the bill or payments, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 507-786-3296 or
Financial Aid Contact information
Phone: 507-786-3019 or 1-877-235-8386
Fax: 507-786-6688