OTD Tuition and Financial Aid



OTD Tuition and Financial Aid

OTD tuition costs

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 2-1/2 to 3 years as an OTD 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.

OTD tuition costs, 2014-15 academic year:

  • $914 (per credit)
  • $30 student services fee (per semester)
  • $150 technology fee (per semester)

$31,990: Total tuition costs, at 2014-15 rates, for students pursuing the 35-credit OTD degree.

These figures are for estimation purposes only. Because tuition rates change each June 1 for the following academic year, your costs for the 2-1/2-3 year OTD will be somewhat higher than the total figures quoted here. For a listing of fees for the current academic year, see our student accounts page.

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

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
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
  • North Memorial Hospital
  • Park Nicollet Health Services
  • Regions Hospital

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.

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.