Tuition and Financial Aid



Tuition and Financial Aid

A graduate degree is a major investment in your future — one with an excellent cost-benefit ratio. 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 24 months as an MBA student. 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.


MBA tuition costs, 2015-16 academic year:

  • $845: Cost per credit
  • $2,535: Cost for each three-credit course. You’ll take two courses (six credits) in fall semester, one course (three credits) in January term, two courses (six credits) in spring semester, and one or two courses (three to six credits) in summer.
  • $32,955 or $35,490 costs, at 2015-16 rates, for students pursuing the 39-credit MBA: Management, or for students pursuing the 42-credit MBA: Integrated Marketing Communications or the 42-credit MBA: Healthcare.

These figures are for estimation purposes only. Because tuition rates change each June 1 for the following academic year, your costs for the 24-month MBA will be somewhat higher than the total figures quoted here.

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 2015-16 academic year, and are subject to change.

Details about current tuition rates and fees is available through student accounts.

Additional costs

You should also plan for additional expenses for books and other course materials, as well as any incidental costs you may incur for transportation and other miscellaneous expenses.

Corporate partnership scholarships

Select organizations partner with St. Catherine University to meet the professional development needs of their employees. For these employees, St. Catherine offers a Corporate Partnership Scholarship. Current corporate partners are:

  • Allina Health
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Gillette Children's Specialty Health
  • HealthPartners
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
  • North Memorial Hospital
  • Park Nicollet Health Services
  • Regions Hospital
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo

Financial Aid

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 and will mitigate uncertainties brought on by recent legislation and tightened credit markets. Graduate students may also choose to apply for a Direct Graduate PLUS loan through St. Catherine University.

For details and to apply for aid, consult the Office of Financial Aid website, or contact our graduate student financial aid counselor, Catherine Flowers, at or 651.690.6607.

Employer tuition reimbursement

Many graduate students at St. Catherine University receive tuition benefits from their employers. Contact your employer’s human resources, benefits or professional development office for information on tuition reimbursement, remission or stipend benefits.