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 in nursing. 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 26 months as a MSN: Entry-Level student. You’ll receive a bill for tuition and fees for each academic term (fall, January term/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.

MSN: Entry-Level tuition costs, 2014-15 academic year

  • $719: Cost per credit
  • 5-10 credits: Number of credits you'll take each term (January/Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • $40,983: Total tuition costs for the 57-credit MSN: Entry-Level, at 2014-15 rates.

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 for the 26-month MSN: Entry-Level option will be higher than the total figures quoted here.

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.

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.