Tuition and Financial Aid



Tuition and Financial Aid

How much does it cost to be a Dual Degree in Nursing student at St. Kate’s? Our advisors can help you find the answer — and help you understand your options for financial aid. Most students receive some form of financial aid (loans, grants and other forms of assistance). 

You'll need to take into consideration the long-term value of your degree — your goals, your employment prospects, the value to potential employers of the St. Kate's name on your resume —  as well as the benefits of a supportive environment you'll find in a life-changing St. Kate's learning experience.

Tuition rates

During the first phase of the Dual Degree in Nursing, before you earn your associate degree, you'll pay the same tuition rate as other associate students at the university. During the second phase, when you are finishing your bachelor's degree, you'll pay the same rate as other students in the accelerated RN-BS Degree Completion program.

During the 2013-14 academic year, the associate tuition rate is $630 per credit and the RN-BS Degree Completion tuition rate is $514 per credit. Most courses range frmo 2-4 credits, and the number of credits you'll take each semester will vary; some students take as few as 6 credits, and others take 12 credits or more. The total number of credits required for the Dual Degree in Nursing is 130 (70 at the associate level, 60 at the bachelor's degree-completion level).

If you are like most students, your total tuition costs will be reduced by transferring in credits from your previous college experience.

Financial aid

Need some help paying for college? Financial aid is available for most students. Our financial aid counselors will help you apply for aid from federal and state governments and from St. Catherine University itself. Counselors can assist you with the application process, money management guidance and sensible borrowing.

At the beginning of your experience in the Dual Degree in Nursing, you'll apply for aid as an associate student and get assistance from the Minneapolis (associate) financial aid office. Visit the Financial Aid website, which outlines 4 Steps to Applying for Financial Aid as well as information on applying for scholarships. The Financial Aid website includes up-to-date information for new, continuing and transfer students.

Financial aid counselors are ready to help you understand your aid options. Contact the Minneapolis campus office of financial aid: (651) 690-7805 or

Veteran's benefits

St. Kate's welcomes students who have served in United States armed forces. The university fully participates in VA educational benefit programs, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program. See our veteran's benefits page for more information.

Corporate partner scholarships

If you're cuurently employed in one of St. Catherine University's corporate partners, you are eligible for a partner scholarship, reducing your tuition costs by 10%. Current corporate partners in the healthcare field are:

  • Allina Health
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
  • North Memorial Hospital
  • Park Nicollet Health Services
  • Regions Hospital