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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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Dates to Remember

  • December 8 Fine arts scholarship deadline for Early Action applicants
  • December 31 FAFSA opens
    *Due to the simplification of the 2024-2025 FAFSA by the Department of Education, the opening of the FAFSA has been delayed
  • February 8 Fine arts scholarship deadline for Rolling Admission applicants
  • June 1 National Decision Day!


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)*

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* If your family is not eligible to submit the FAFSA (due to citizenship status, for example), you must complete and submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to be considered for need-based financial aid at Gustavus.

#1  in Minnesota for Social Mobility (Washington Monthly)
27%  of Gustavus students receive Pell Grants
$60  million in annual institutional financial aid
#16  in the nation for most affordable hidden gem colleges for the middle class


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


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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