Tuition and Financial Aid

Each program in the Graduate College has different tuition costs per credit. Programs follow a semester schedule (fall and spring), and some programs offer courses during the J-Term and summer sessions.

Use the table below to determine your tuition and fees for each semester. Tuition rates listed below are for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Program Per-credit tuition Student service fee
MBA Master of Business Administration $798 $30 per semester
MAED Master of Arts in Education (AM2 Online Montessori program) See table »
MAED Master of Arts in Education (Initial Licensure and Montessori program) $610 $30 per semester
STEM Montessori STEM Certificate $439* $30 per semester
MAED Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) $454 $30 per semester
MAHS Master of Arts and Certificate in Holistic Health Studies $661 $30 per semester
MLIS Master of Library and Information Science $820 $30 per semester
MSN Master of Science in Nursing (Entry-Level) $685 $30 per semester
MSN Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) $876 $30 per semester
MSN Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Educator) $546 $30 per semester
DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice $876 $30 per semester
MAOL Master of Arts and Certificates in Organizational Leadership $798 $30 per semester
MAOT Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy $870 $30 per semester
OTD Doctor or Occupational Therapy $870 $30 per semester
DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy $680 $30 per semester
MPAS Master of Physician Assistant Studies $672 $30 per semester
MSW Master of Social Work $726 $121 per semester†
MAT Master of Arts and Certificates in Theology $610 $30 per semester

*Published rate is for home campus cohort only; $500 per credit for Raleigh, Durham cohort applies.

† University of St. Thomas charges both a technology fee and service fee per semester.

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.