Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for programs in the Graduate College is charged on a per-credit basis, with different rates for each graduate program. You'll receive a bill for each academic term (fall semester, January term/Spring semester, and Summer) based on the number of credits you are taking in a particular term. Please note that students are charged their main graduate program's tuition rate for all credits completed at St. Catherine, even for courses offered by another department.

Use the table below to determine your tuition for each term. Tuition rates listed below are in effect for the 2015-16 academic year. New tuition and fee rates are in effect each June 1.

M.A. in Education (Initial Licensure, AM2 Montessori) $636
M.A. in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) $485
M.A. in Education (Montessori Diploma) $561
Education STEM Certificates $485
M.A. or Certificate in Holistic Health Studies $715
M.A. or Certificates in Organizational Leadership $845
M.A. in Occupational Therapy $955
M.A. or Certificates: Theology $636
M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner $948
M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Educator $574
M.S. in Nursing: Entry-Level $751
Master of Business Administration $845
Master of Library and Information Science $866
Master of Physician Assistant Studies $736
Master of Social Work* $771
Doctor of Nursing Practice $940
Doctor of Occupational Therapy $955
Doctor of Physical Therapy $744

Student fees

Graduate students are also charged the following fees:

  • New student fee (one time): $15
  • Graduation fee (one time): $120
  • Technology fee, per term (for degree-seeking students only): $150
  • Student activity fee, per term: $30

The tuition and fees listed above are subject to change each June 1.  See our student accounts page for details.

*University of St. Thomas technology and activity fees vary slightly from St. Catherine's fees. MSW students apply for financial aid through the University of St. Thomas.

Financial Aid

Loans provide the most common form of financial support for graduate students at St. Catherine University. Scholarships, grants, research assistantships and student employment may also be viable options for you. St. Catherine University is committed to helping you find ways to make your education affordable.

The Office of Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid 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. The Financial Aid website includes up-to-date information for new, continuing and transfer students.

Graduate studies financial aid counselor

Catherine Flowers

Scholarships and assistantships
St. Catherine University does not offer institutional scholarships to graduate students, but many scholarships are available for graduate students from outside sources. You may wish to research scholarships available through your respective program's local or national organization.

Visit the scholarship search page on the Financial Aid website to get started. Contact the graduate program in which you intend to enroll for more information about assistantship opportunities.

Other sources of financial aid
As a graduate student, you may be eligible through tuition reimbursement or remission or a stipend from your employer. Graduate students are also eligible for student employment through St. Catherine University.