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Affordable Tuition

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Attend ACCEL's accelerated courses part-time and you receive reduced tuition: save over $1,000 for every 3-credit course!

Commit to full-time study through ACCEL and you're eligible for academic scholarships. If you recently decided to attend as a full-time student, please consult with your admissions counselor about receiving an academic scholarship.

2017-18 Tuition

Part-time students (1-11 credits)

  • Any class 8 weeks or less, $547/credit
  • Any class 9 weeks or more, $915/credit

Full-time students (12-18 credits)

  • $14,868/semester

Financial Aid

Fully or conditionally admitted students are eligible for federal and state financial assistance, including grant programs and deferred student loans.

Students interested in being considered for financial aid must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. It can be completed online at The FAFSA school code for St. Ambrose is 001889. Iowa residents must file the FAFSA by July 1 to be eligible for the Iowa Tuition Grant.

Most aid opportunities require that a student be enrolled for a specified minimum number of credit hours per term to establish and maintain eligibility. The minimum credit enrollment thresholds for some of the most common financial aid programs are:

  • Pell Grant, minimum 1 credit
  • Iowa Tuition Grant, minimum 3 credits
  • Federal Loans, minimum 6 credits
  • Academic scholarship, minimum 12 credits
    • Consult with your Admissions Counselor regarding eligibility and amount