Tuition and Financial Aid



Tuition and Financial Aid

How much does it cost to be earn the Associate of Applied Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant degree 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 2014-15 academic year, the associate tuition rate is $649 per credit. Most courses are offered for 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 Associate of Applied Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant degree is 67.

  • $649: Cost per credit
  • $43,483: Total tuition costs, at 2014-15 rates, for students pursuing the 67-credit Associate of Applied Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant degree. Your costs will be spread across your two or three years as an associate OTA student.  If you have previous college experience, and have college credits eligible for transfer, your total costs will be lower.

Additional fees will be assessed to your student account:

  • New student fee: $15 (one-time)
  • Student activity fee: $35 per semester ($10 in Summer)
  • Technology fee: $150 per semester and Summer
  • Graduation fee: $120 (one-time)

For details on current tuition and fee rates, see our student accounts page.

Transfer in your previous college credits

If you are like many students, your total tuition costs will be reduced by transferring in credits from your previous college experience. Students frequently transfer in courses to meet Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements for the associate degree. For details on these LAS course requirements, see our Degree Plan page. To learn about what courses may transfer in, see our transfer page

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.

Your admission counselor can help you understand the basics of financial aid, and refer you to a financial aid counselor for detailed counseling on your aid options. 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