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Affordable Education for all

Invest in your success. We want you to make the most of your college education, and not break the bank in the process. We prepare Gusties to lead lives of purpose and take on the great challenges of our time, and we are committed to making a Gustavus education affordable for students and their families.

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We Make it Simple

Our application for admission has no fee; you’re automatically considered for merit-based scholarships when you apply; and we recommend families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

#1  in Minnesota for Social Mobility (Washington Monthly)
27%  of Gustavus students receive Pell Grants
$60  million in annual institutional financial aid
40%  of students receive merit-based scholarships

Dates to Remember

  • October 1 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens
  • November 1 Scholarship and FAFSA deadline for Early Action applicants
  • February 1 Scholarship deadline for Rolling Admission applicants
  • May 1 National Decision Day!


We Make it Possible

We utilize all forms of funding as we strive to make a Gustavus education affordable and accessible for all families. Through scholarships, grants, loans, and institutional funding, Gustavus can be within reach for you.

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Get Hired

Set yourself up for a successful future. Gustavus graduates are hired by top employers and utilize their liberal arts education to positively impact the world around them.

  • Oracle
  • Wells Fargo
  • Thomson Reuters
  • NASA
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medtronic
  • General Mills
  • Best Buy
  • Target
  • Cargill
  • IBM
  • Boston Scientific
  • 3M