Tuition and Financial Assistance
A graduate degree or certificate is a major investment in your future. Backed by the value of St. Catherine University's reputation, our graduates are prepared to lead, influence and succeed. But, as with any major investment, graduate school expenses are something you'll need to plan for carefully.
Your costs will be spread across your time as a student, which may be two-and-a-half years for the Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies, or one year for the certificate option. You’ll receive a bill for tuition and fees for each academic term (fall, January term and spring, and summer), based on how many credits you’ve registered for during that term. For fall and spring semesters, a four-month payment plan is available.
For details on billing, see our student accounts pages.
Holistic Health Studies tuition costs, 2014-15 academic year:
- $687: Tuition cost per credit. Most courses are offered for two credits each. Your tuition costs for particular terms will vary, depending on how many credits you choose to take in each term.
- $26,793: Total tuition costs, at 2014-15 rates, for students pursuing the 39-credit Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies
- $8,244: Total tuition costs, at 2014-15 rates, for students pursuing the 12-credit graduate Certificate in Holistic Health Studies
For each academic term, you'll also be charged a $30 student fee and a $150 technology fee. You'll also be assessed a one-time $15 new student fee, and a one-time $120 graduation fee. These fees are in effect for the 2014-15 academic year, and are subject to change.
These figures are for estimation purposes only. Because tuition rates change each June 1 for the following academic year, your costs will be somewhat higher than the total figures quoted here. For a listing of fees for the current academic year, see our student accounts page.
Jeanette Buczynski Kissinger Scholarship
The Jeannette Buczynski Kissinger Scholarship Fund was established as an endowed fund "to provide scholarships for any graduate students in the Holistic Health program who have experience in the healthcare/wellness field, and intend to practice in said field, with a focus on wellness/healing and/or quality of life." Learn more.
St. Kate's "corporate partner" scholarships
If you become a St. Catherine University graduate student, you'll benefit in many ways from St. Kate's close relationships with regional hospitals and clinics. St. Kate's collaborates with several healthcare systems to meet the professional development needs of their employees. If you're currently working in one of these systems, you'll receive a corporate partner scholarship, reducing your tuition costs by 10%. Current corporate partners include Allina Health, Fairview Health Services, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, North Memorial Hospital, Park Nicollet Health Services and Regions Hospital.
Employer tuition reimbursement
Many graduate students at St. Kate's receive tuition benefits from their employers. Contact your employer's human resource, benefits or professional development offices to learn more about your benefits.
Loans provide the most common form of financial support for graduate students at St. Catherine University. The university receives funds directly from the U.S. Department of Education, which allows our borrowers access to the best terms for the federal Direct Loan program. Graduate students may also apply for the Direct Graduate PLUS loan through St. Catherine University.
Graduate students are also eligible for student employment through St. Catherine University.
Need assistance?: Office of Financial Aid
For details and information on how to apply for financial aid, consult the Office of Financial Aid web site, or contact our graduate student financial aid counselor, Catherine Flowers, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.690.6607.