Financial Aid

A worthwhile investment.

We asked the Financial Aid staff to discuss what it is like to finance a St. Olaf education and to answer some frequently asked questions.

Meet Financial Aid

You’ll be hearing from Steve Lindley, Director of Financial Aid. You can browse the questions from our conversation below and watch his answers.

You can also connect one on one with a member of our financial aid team to talk through the details of your specific package – and get your questions answered!Register here

First steps, billing, and payment plans

Will my aid be the same during all four years?

St. Olaf College is an investment that provides students with the tools to be successful in an ever-changing world. We provide clear, transparent, and compassionate financial aid counseling to ensure you feel supported in making this financial commitment.

What happens with outside scholarships?

Is it bad to take out student loans?

What is work-study and how does it work?

How can I get in touch with the Financial Aid office?