Cost of college went up for all students at Gustavus Adolphus College


Tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2018-19 at Gustavus Adolphus College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Minnesota students paid $45,400 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $1,320 more than the $44,080 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 96 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 543 students received grants or scholarships totaling $17.3 million and 380 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.6 million.

Including all undergraduates (2,241), 2,113 students used grants or scholarships totaling $59 million, and 1,429 students took out $9.6 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~1,748
$41,620
$42,840
$44,080
$45,400
9.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
166
28%
$814,573
$4,907
State / local grant or scholarship
234
40%
$1,189,095
$5,082
Institutional grants or scholarships
543
92%
$15,295,048
$28,168
Grant or scholarship aid total
543
92%
$17,298,716
$31,858
Federal student loans
360
61%
$2,143,178
$5,953
Other student loans
110
19%
$1,482,575
$13,478
Student loan aid
380
65%
$3,625,753
$9,541
Total student aid
563
96%
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