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Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate66%
Acceptance Rate66%

Augie Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Augie was $38,150 a year.

Tuition increased 5% in 2023–from $36,332 the prior year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

Remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't always tell the full story. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until after graduation.

Augustana University meets 89% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Augustana University full-time are awarded $35,267 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2023 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $36,015 of debt.

Does Augustana University Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Augustana University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from South Dakota as it does for residents from other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Take the time to check your state's rules for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

Explore other South Dakota colleges

Tuition for International Students at Augustana University

Augustana University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or Augustana University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Augustana University:

•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideAugustana University •Athletic Awards •Augustana University-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.


Augustana University Housing Expenses, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Augustana University.

House and Food Costs at Augustana University

Room and board at Augustana University costs $9,470 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Augustana University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $8,020.

Meal-plan costs vary based on on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Augustana University

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Annual Fees

Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer ways so that those with demonstrated need to get help covering these costs.

The Cost of Transportation at Augustana University

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Augustana University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

The location of a college or university can impact your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in a city is sometimes pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Augustana Universityis located in a city in South Dakota.

Other Costs

When estimating your budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.


Financial Breakdown for Augustana University


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Augustana University.

Total Cost of Augustana University

What will the cost of attending Augustana University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $38,150
Room and Board $9,470
Board Only $3,440
Other expenses $4,100

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $52,760
Off-Campus $46,330

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Augustana University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students


Augustana University Financial Aid


The majority of Augustana University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2023, 964 of the 1,831 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Augustana University meets 89% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $35,267 a year. Around 71% of Augustana University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Augustana University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $36,015 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $24,145
Private Loans $33,216
Most Common Loans for Augustana University Students
Federal Loans 70%
Private loans 26%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Augustana University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Augustana University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2023, Augustana University awarded 952 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $22.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $18.71 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Augustana University

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Augustana University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Augustana University was $35,267 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Augustana University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $17,493
Off-Campus $11,063

What will attending Augustana University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Augustana University's net cost calculator on their website.

Augustana University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Augustana University does not have guaranteed tuition.

Augustana University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does Augie Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Augie has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

Augustana University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.

Augustana University's endowment was valued at $108.4 million in 2023, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Augustana University spends about $29,279 a year.


Learn More About Augustana University


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Augie Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$48,660

In State

$48,660

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$38,150
$38,150
Fees
$1,040
$1,040
Housing
$9,470
$9,470
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Augie Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

55%

Average Financial Aid Package

$32,649

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,086

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

66%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$39,190

Out-of-State

$39,190

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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