An Education from St. Ambrose University Is More Affordable Than Ever

There are many ways to make college affordable (scholarships, grants, work-study programs, etc.), and we're here to help.

Of all First-year students, 98% receive financial aid, and the average amount of financial aid that they receive totals $19,056.

Earning a degree from one of the best universities in the Midwest is more affordable than you think!

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Scholarship available for transfer students

At SAU, you'll get a quality, private college education that is affordable. Transfer students are eligible for need- and merit-based financial assistance up to $13,000.

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First-year students receive more than $19,000 in financial aid from various sources.

Start by filling out the FAFSA

Loan Forgiveness

Do your research

Affording college means being savvy about how to pay for it.

You may be eligible for a portion or all of your student loan to be forgiven (not repaid) depending on your area of study, how your loan is financed, or where you work.

Visit the Loan Forgiveness section on the Loans page for more information

Filling Out the FAFSA
Learn how in this video

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Check out this video for info about the FAFSA and the resources available to help fill out this important application.

By the Numbers


Through generous financial aid packages, scholarships, federal and state grants, and work study, we'll work with you to develop a plan that meets your needs.

Let's Talk Numbers

$29,736 – Undergraduate tuition for 2017-18 at St. Ambrose (12-18 credits)
91% – Percentage of First-year enrolled students who applied for financial aid
98% – Percentage of First-year students who received financial aid
$19,056 – Average award per First-year student for all sources of financial aid

Life on a Budget

10 Ways to Lower College Expenses

1. Pay as you go for tuition. Our flexible payment plan doesn't charge interest.
2. Get a roommate. Select one of our less expensive double room residences.
3. Rent your books for an average savings of 45%. Buying a used book is another option that also can save you some cash.
4. Take 15 or 18 credit hours (it's the same price as 12).
5. Leave the car at home. We'll cover your bus fare throughout the city.
6. Free movies from the SAU library. Just supply the popcorn!
7. Choose the 14-meal plan. The food is great, and 14 meals is plenty for most students.
8. Free Student Activities. We have a full calendar of great campus activities.
9. Graduate in 4 years or less. Each academic program contains a 4-Year Plan to Graduate, and as always, ask your academic advisor for help.
10. Earn college credit for stuff you already know: ask about the CLEP test.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office
Ambrose Hall
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 29 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!