Billable costs for the 2016-17 academic year
Total Cost


Tuition $42,360
Room $5,990
Meal Plan $3,410
Fees $673
Miscellaneous        $1,850

Cost, quality, and value. Along with all the other reasons to select a college, your family is very likely to consider these. What do you get for your investment? Are the opportunities worth the cost?

Consider the experience:

  • 80% of Gustavus students graduate in four years (compared to Minnesota private colleges' average of 66% or the state college average of 25%)
  • If you look at students who start at Gustavus as first-years and attend full time for four years, our graduation rate is 98%
  • Last year, over 99% of our newest graduates were situated within six months of graduation -- working, attending graduate school, volunteering, or otherwise doing what they want to be doing.

Consider the assistance:

  • Over 70% of current students receive need-based financial assistance from Gustavus; over 90% receive some kind of aid, such as scholarships, grants, loans, or student employment.
  • Over $14 million in scholarships and grants are awarded to incoming Gustavus students.
  • You can get an estimate of potential financial aid – both merit-based and need-based – from Gustavus by completing our online financial aid calculator.