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Student Life at Luther

98% of students receive financial aid

We strive to make your education affordable through scholarships, work-study opportunities, loans and grants.

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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Gwen Van Gerpen

    Learning to fail forward

    Gwen Van Gerpen, Luther's director of the student academic support center, talks about how growing from failure was one of the greatest lessons she learned as a student.

  • "Folding Beijing" author Hao Jingfang with Luther professor Andy Hageman

    Unfolding Paideia through "Folding Beijing"

    Professor Hageman takes a look at the Paideia novelette "Folding Beijing" and the complex and often contradictory elements of Chinese identity today.

  • Kevin proudly displays the first book he's ever owned.

    Kevin's big adventure

    Alumna Bre Pierce describes how she's taken reading and books for granted, and how a seven-year-old is changing her life.

  • Char Kunkel, Luther College professor of sociology

    'Educating for Peace': Our story of making a quilt

    Professor Kunkel shares Luther's "Educating for Peace" quilt project and what it's meant for its participants.

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