Cost and Scholarship Information

An Investment in Your Future

At Augustana University, we are on a mission to provide an education of enduring worth by fostering opportunities for life-changing experiences.

In a time when most families’ largest concern about college is finances, alumni testimonials and national rankings consistently uphold Augustana University as a premier investment of time and resources.


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Scholarship and Aid Options

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Merit Scholarships

Your strong GPA or test score earns you a renewable academic scholarship at Augustana University. Apply for this scholarship by applying to the University.

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Community-Building Scholarships

Augustana University strives to be a community of diverse and talented leaders. 

Your talents as a musician, artist, performer, athlete, writer, scientist, and more may earn you additional scholarships.

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Need-Based Aid

Filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) determines your eligibility for federal and Augustana need-based financial aid. This can be completed at starting October 1 prior to the upcoming academic year.

Need-based aid can include grants, loans, and work-study. 

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Outside Scholarships

Applying for outside scholarships—sometimes called “private scholarships”—like community, employer, school, and state scholarships can make a big impact on your cost of attendance.


Placement rate for 2020 graduates employed in their major or chosen field
Top 5
Best Regional University in the Midwest
U.S. News & World Report
Post-graduate employment in the United States
Top-graded value and ranked Best College in South Dakota