Accelerated Programs for Adults



Tuition and Aid

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St. Ambrose University is committed to helping students from all financial backgrounds achieve their dreams of gaining a quality education. Many families believe that they will not qualify for financial aid, but over 90% of St. Ambrose undergraduate students receive financial aid assistance.

Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the financial aid process. There are many opportunities for scholarships, grants, loans, and a variety of other financial aid resources to help offset expenses.

2015-16 Tuition

Part-Time Students (1-11 credits)

  • Any class 8 weeks or less = $517/credit
  • Any class 9 weeks or more = $866/credit

Full-Time Students (12-18 credits)

  • $14,050
    • If you take any additional credit hours above the 18 credit hour maximum those credits will carry the per credit hour rate as described above
    • Full-time students in the Accelerated Program for Adults may be eligible for an academic scholarship. If you recently decided to attend as a full-time student, please consult with your Admissions Counselor about receiving an academic scholarship.

2014-2015 Tuition
  • $502 per credit hour

Financial Aid

Students who are fully or conditionally admitted 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. If you are an Iowa resident, you must file your 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