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.
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 volunteers who have served at least half-time for one year and who are qualified for admission to Augsburg College, may receive a 25% tuition credit for one course each term in Augsburg’s graduate or Weekend College program. For more information, contact the Graduate Admissions Office.
Military Tuition Grant
Individuals who are serving or have served in the military may qualify for discounted tuition. For more information, visit the Military Support page.
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 10% 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 The Augsburg Partnership Grant Page
MAE Alumni Discount
A grant equal to 10% of tuition will be awarded to education students who have previously completed the coursework for and obtained their first teaching license at Augsburg College and/or are alumni of the college. The discount will cover all undergraduate and graduate level courses in a second license (endorsement) but will not cover the master’s completion program courses. The discount will be offered to students who are newly registering for a second license starting summer 2012. For more information, contact the Graduate Admissions Office.
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.