Financing Your Education
Financial assistance including federal loans or grants may be available. To apply for financial aid and for more information on financing your Augsburg graduate education, go to the Financial Aid website.
Students who received their degree from Augsburg College and return to Augsburg as either an Adult Undergraduate or Graduate student are eligible to receive a grant. Please make sure your admissions counselor is aware that you are an alumni.The grant amount for summer 2015 and for the 2015-16 academic year for graduate programs is $80.00/credit. This is the only grant that can be used in conjunction with those listed below starting fall 2015. For more information, visit Payment Plans and Discounts.
American Indian Scholarships
American Indian students who meet federal, state, or tribal requirements may apply for special scholarships. For more information, please contact Augsburg’s American Indian Student Services Program director at 612-330-1144.
Minnesota Indian Teacher Training Grant and Loan Program
A partnership with the Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools, the program’s goal is to increase the number of American Indian teachers in these districts. The financial aid package includes a combination of special grants and student loans. The loans are forgiven based on the number of years the student teaches in the Minneapolis or St. Paul district after obtaining an Augsburg education degree and meeting the state licensing requirements.
AmeriCorps/Lutheran Volunteer Corps Discount
Augsburg offers a tuition grant for students who have served with AmeriCorps at least half-time for one year. For more information, visit Payment Plans and Discounts.
Military Tuition Grant
Individuals who are serving or have served in the military may qualify for discounted tuition. For more information, visit Payment Plans and Discounts.
Augsburg Partnership Grant
Individuals who are employed by corporations/institutions that are participating in the Augsburg Partnership Grant program and are newly enrolling in specified Augsburg degree programs may be eligible for a tuition discount in the form of a grant. This discount may also apply to students who have successfully completed a Leadership Course from participating Chambers of Commerce. For more information, visit Payment Plans and Discounts.
Parents or spouses of current Augsburg students or alumni who take courses as either an Adult Undergraduate or Graduate student are eligible to receive a grant. Please make sure your admissions counselor is aware of your family connection to Augsburg. For more information, visit Payment Plans and Discounts.
Under certain circumstances, the federal government will cancel all or part of an educational loan for those who perform volunteer work, are in the military, teach, or practice medicine or social work. To qualify, teachers must teach in a certain community, usually for a specified amount of time. Go to www.finaid.org for more information about loan forgiveness programs or see an administrator at the school where you teach or plan to teach.