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.

Tuition costs, 2015-16 academic year

  • $485: Cost per credit
  • $14,550: Total tuition costs, at 2015-16 rates, for students pursuing the 31-credit MAED: Curriculum and Instruction

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

Your costs will be spread across your five consecutive terms (over 19-21 months) as a student in the Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction program. You’ll receive a bill for each academic term, based on how many credits you’ve registered for during that term. You'll also be charged for student fees. 

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

Speranza Fund support for teachers in Catholic schools

Through the generosity of alumna Mildred Speranza, St. Kate’s will offer a $200 per credit stipend to a Catholic schoolteacher completing the Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction program. Find out more

Sister Ann Harvey Award

The Sister Ann Harvey Award recognizes educators and education students who engage in outstanding action research projects.  Find out more

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.