Student Accounts and Tuition Rates

Get information about St. Kate’s billing and payment processes and our commitment to secure, accurate processing and recordkeeping.

2021–2022 Tuition Rates (includes Summer 2021)

Entering Fall 2021 (12–18 Credit Band) $22,800 (Per Semester)
Entering Fall 2021 (Credits Greater than 18) Band + $1,425 per credit
Entering Fall 2021 (Credits 1–11 Below Band) $1,425 per credit
Continuing Students $1,425
Second Degree or Pre-Requisite $598
 Summer 2021 Rates $598


Audit - 25% of per credit tuition rate (summer audit not available).
Tuition and fee rates are effective Summer 2021 and are per credit unless otherwise indicated.

Adult Bachelor's and Certificates (excludes Nursing Entry Level and Radiation Therapy) $495
Adult Bachelor's RN-BSN $495
Adult Bachelor's Nursing Entry Level and Radiation Therapy $510
A.A.S Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) $735
A.A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
A.A.S. Radiography
College for Adults Summer 2021 Rates (excludes OTA Online) Same as above
A.A.S. Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Online (effective Fall 2021) $806

Audit: 25% of regular tuition rate.
Tuition and fee rates are effective Summer 2021 and are per credit unless otherwise indicated (excludes OTA Online).

M.A. in Education: Acknowledging Montessori for a Master’s (AM2) $740
M.A. in Education: Montessori $740
M.A. in Education: Initial Licensure or Licensure Only $740
M.A. in Education: Montessori Diploma or Montessori Diploma and Licensure $643
M.A. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, STEM Certificates, Technology Integration, Academic Technology Integration, and Post Licensure Programs and Certificates $585
M.A. in Holistic Health Studies and Certificates $869
M.A. in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity $725
M.A. in Occupational Therapy $1,132
M.A. in Organizational Leadership and Certificates $975
M.A. in Theology and Certificates $710
Master of Business Administration (MBA) $794
Master of Business Administration: Integrated Marketing and Communication Certificate $794
Master of Health Informatics $775
Master of Library and Information Science $1,020
Master of Library and Information Science Certificate of Special Study $1,020
Master of Physician Assistant Studies $920
Master of Public Health $859
Master of Social Work $849
Master of Social Work/M.A. in Holistic Health Studies Dual Degree $849
M.S. in Nursing: Entry Level $950
M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Educator $725
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Nurse Practitioner $1,125
Doctor of Nursing Practice and DNP Dual Degrees $1,125
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Entry Level $1,132
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Post Professional $725
Doctor of Physical Therapy $905

Audit: 25% of regular tuition rate.
Tuition and fee rates are effective Summer 2021 and are per credit unless otherwise indicated.

College for Adults (Non-OTA Online Students) $45
College for Women $147
Summer $30
Graduate College — Each Semester $30
College for Adults OTA Online — Each Semester $45


College for Women $600
College for Adults (Excludes RN-BSN) $700


CARL (Graduate Level Only) 50% of tuition rate
Montessori Certification Fee for AM2 Program Students $50 per credit
Proficiency Exam 25% of tuition rate


Per semester (Includes Summer) $300
Audit students (Per Semester) $70
MAOL Custom Certificates Varies


Theology Practicum (on or off-site) $100


College for Women and College for Adults Degree Students
2021–2022 RATE
Per year (assessed with fall billing) $2,491
Spring rate (new spring students only) $1,522


HEALTH INSURANCE FEES: OTA Online students 2021–2022 RATE
Per year (assessed with fall billing) $2,491
Winter rate (new winter students only) $1,522
Summer rate (new summer students only) $727 (summer 2022 rate)

We know the pandemic and other national events continue to have an impact on our St. Catherine community. The economic and financial challenges faced by many of our students and families remain foremost in our minds. Thank you for continuing to invest in your future by choosing St. Kate’s.

To aid in your planning, we are sharing the University’s tuition, fee, room, and board rates for the 2021-2022 academic year. The University has determined the tuition and fee rates necessary to meet our budget and operating needs for the fiscal year and advanced the minimum increases required to continue delivery of excellent education and services for our students. We encourage students to apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA and submitting required materials as early as possible to ensure full consideration for financial aid. For more information or if your financial circumstances have changed, visit Financial Aid or email

Tuition, fee, room, and board rates can be found on the Student Accounts webpage along with other student finance information and a Tuition Frequently Asked Questions. OTA Online program tuition rates are effective fall semester; all other rates are effective beginning with the summer term on June 1, 2021. 

Following a multi-year review of tuition structures and adoption of the Academic Master Plan, the tuition structure for the College for Women is transitioning from a per-credit to a banded model for newly admitted students. With banded tuition, students will pay one rate for a set range of credits per term. Beginning Fall 2021, new first-year and new transfer students admitted to the College for Women who enroll full-time (12-18 credit hours) will be billed for fall and spring semester under the banded tuition structure. Returning College for Women students will continue under their existing per-credit tuition structure, as will College for Adult and Graduate College students. More information is available in our Banded Tuition Frequently Asked Questions

Technology and student activity fees remain unchanged for 2021-22. The Nursing Clinical and Assessment Fee has been replaced by the Nursing Program Fee, which will be charged each semester following admission to the Nursing major to more evenly distribute fees across the program of study and help provide predictable expenses for College for Women and College for Adult students.

For students living on campus, the standard double room rate will be $2,850 per semester, and the Platinum meal plan will be $1,950 per semester. Residence Life has the full listing of room and meal plan requirements, policies, and rates. Please contact the Residence Life at for more information on residence halls and details on how to sign up for on-campus housing.

Get answers to your questions about this year's tuition rates. 

2021–2022 Tuition FAQ

View answers to frequently asked questions about banded tuition for the College for Women.

Banded Tuition FAQ

Summary of Financial Procedures

The Summary of Financial Procedures is an official document that lists the financial policies of the University. It is subject to change each academic year. For questions, please contact Student Accounts at (651) 690-6503 or email

Read Summary of St. Catherine University's Financial Procedures

The Summary of Financial Procedures is an official document that lists the financial policies for the Online-OTA Program. It is subject to change each academic year. For questions, please contact Student Accounts at (651) 690-6503 or email

Read Summary of Financial Procedures for the Online OTA Program


St. Kate's Marketplace provides campus departments and organizations with an online tool to organize, operate and manage payments for events, products and general payments.

Marketplace Mall

Payments and KatePay

Student Accounts distributes all statements electronically using KatePay. Students access KatePay by going to the Student page and clicking on the KatePay link listed under Student Self Service. Parents and other third parties may log into KatePay to view statements and make payments if they have been set up as authorized users by the student. KatePay is the easiest way to make payments to your student account, but you can also pay in person or by mail, and only using a check, money order or cashier’s check. Credit card payments cannot be made in person, over the phone or via mail or email. This is a security measure that ensures confidentiality of your payment information. If your tuition and fees are billed to an outside agency, we have a third-party billing option.

KatePay parent access

Login to KatePay to check your balance, view and print your statement, view your payment history or make a payment.

Make an electronic payment (EFT) using your US-based personal checking or savings account with no fee. Some financial institutions do not allow EFTs from certain savings accounts. You must verify with your bank that payments are allowed from your savings account as not all savings accounts allow payments.

Paying by a credit or debit card, including but not limited to, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, will result in a 2.85% per-transaction service fee.

Enrolling in a payment plan allows families to budget the cost of tuition and fees by spreading payments out over the semester. In KatePay a student or authorized user can view and choose an installment plan option, make payments or schedule future payments.

Sign-up usually begins one month prior to the start of each semester. Registered students and their authorized users will receive informational emails prior to the start of each semester detailing the payment options, payment dates, and enrollment information. There is a $50.00 enrollment fee per semester that is waived if automatic payments are scheduled. Online payments can be made using US-based personal checking or savings accounts with no fee. Some financial institutions do not allow EFTs from certain savings accounts. You must verify with your bank that payments are allowed from your savings account as not all savings accounts allow payments. Online payments can also be made by credit or debit card with a 2.85% transaction service fee.

The payment plan option is scheduled to have current term balances paid in full prior to registration for the following semester. A hold is placed on all accounts until the balance is paid in full.

All account balances must be paid in full prior to the first day of registration for the following semester, otherwise, a hold will remain on the student’s account until the balance is paid in full.

To enroll in the Installment Payment Plan:

Students: Go to the Student page and click on the KatePay link listed under Student Self Service.

Authorized Users:

  • Log into KatePay.
  • Click on Enroll in Payment Plan.
  • Choose the current semester, then click on Select.
  • Choose the Installment Plan Option you want to view and click on Select.
  • The plan you selected will be displayed.

You can now see exactly how much your payments will be and the dates that they are due. At the bottom of the screen is the option to set up automatic payments so that the $50 enrollment fee is waived. If you click the button indicating that you want to set up automatic payments, click Continue and the screen will come up asking you to enter your checking/savings account (no fee) or credit/debit card (2.85% service fee per payment) information. If you set up automatic payments, you do not need to enter an amount in the box on the Payment screen. You are just selecting the payment method for your scheduled payments.

If you click the button indicating that you prefer to pay the $50 enrollment fee so that you can make each payment on the assigned due date on your own, click Continue and the system will require you to enter your payment information so that the fee can be charged right away.

You will receive email confirmation that you are enrolled in the payment plan.

Electronic refunds are fast and secure. There's no waiting in line, no trips to the bank, no waiting for the check to clear, or no paper waste. Enter your checking or savings account information in KatePay so refunds can be deposited directly into your bank account.

  • Go to the Student page
  • Click on the KatePay link listed under Student Self Service

When KatePay comes up:

  • Click on Refunds on the top tabs or Electronic Refunds on the right side
  • Click on Set up Account
  • Enter your checking or savings account information
  • Scroll down
  • Save the payment method by giving it a nickname
  • Click on Continue
  • Click on I Agree
  • Scroll down
  • Click on Continue
  • A screen should come up that says "Your new ACH payment method has been saved"

Excess Financial Aid Refunds
Excess financial aid refunds are processed beginning 14 days after initial disbursement, which is normally the first day of each semester. St. Catherine University’s policy is that all refunds must be processed electronically through KatePay so all student must sign up for an eRefund account if they are expecting to receive a financial aid refund. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Refunds are electronically deposited on the same day the refund would normally be processed. Refunds are processed weekly on Fridays. An automated email will be sent to a student’s St. Kate’s email when an electronic refund has been processed.

If a refund check is printed and it is lost or uncashed, there is a $35 stop payment fee assessed to a student’s account.

If a student account is paid with a credit card any credit balances are refunded back to the credit card prior to refunding the student directly.

Student Withdrawal
If a student withdraws from school or makes changes to registration and/or room and board after receiving a refund, the student may be required to repay all or a portion of the refund amount back to St. Kate's. Repayment must be made immediately.

In compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), your student records may not be shared with a third party without your written consent. Adding an authorized user is your written consent that an individual may view your student account information and make payments on your behalf. This does not give the authorized user access to your stored payment methods, academic records or other private information.

Follow these steps to set up an authorized user in KatePay:

  • Click on the Authorized User link
  • Click on Add an Authorized User
  • Insert the authorized user's email address
  • Select "yes" or "no" to the next 3 questions
  • Click Add User

1098-T forms are available electronically in KatePay under the My Account Tab, clicking on the Statements link, and then selecting the 1098-T Tax Statements tab. Click on the Action gear and select View. Your 1098-T will be available no later than January 31 of each year, unless it falls on the weekend. Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, and disable your pop-up blocker.

The IRS requires institutions to report Form 1098T using Box 1 for payments received.

  • The amount reported in box 1 is for payments received up to qualified tuition and related expenses.
  • Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses exclude charges and fees for room, board, insurance, medical expenses (including student health fees), transportation, and similar personal, living, or family expenses.
  • Corrections and refunds from prior years will be reported in Box 4.

You can obtain payment information by logging into your KatePay account and printing your billing statements or your account activity for the tax year.

Payment by personal check, money order, cashier's check, or cash is accepted Monday through Friday during published office hours.

For after-hours payments, a drop box is located outside the Student Accounts Office. Please do not deposit cash in the drop box.

St. Paul Campus
Derham, Room 230
2004 Randolph Avenue, F-38
St. Paul, MN 55105
Hours: By appointment only Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Mail personal checks, money orders, or cashier's checks to:

St Catherine University
Attn: Student Accounts F-38
2004 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

Please include student name and St. Kate’s student ID number on the payment.

The Third Party Billing option is for student's whose tuition and fees are billed directly to an outside agency. The University must receive an authorization form from the sponsoring agency before third party billing can be processed. All billing authorizations, which may be a letter, purchase order, or voucher, must be on official agency letterhead and signed by an officer of the organization. Students, who charge their books to their student account, are responsible for providing copies of the receipts to the Student Accounts Office or the sponsoring agency directly.

Third party billing statements are prepared after the drop/add period for the term in order to limit changes that might impact the amount due for tuition and fees. Statements are sent directly to the sponsoring agency.

Authorizations may be mailed, faxed, emailed, or hand delivered to the Student Accounts Office.

Mail Authorizations to: Fax Authorizations to: Email Authorizations to:
St. Catherine University
Student Accounts, F-38
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Attn: Jordana Lewis
Jordana Lewis


For questions regarding third party billing, please contact us:

Jordana Lewis

St. Paul Campus—Student Accounts
Derham, Room 230
Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


All students are required to complete the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement form once per academic career. All other forms are voluntary. If you have any questions regarding the forms, please contact Student Accounts at 651-690-6503 or

The Student Financial Responsibility Agreement must be submitted once per academic career. This document contains the official explanation of the University’s payment policies. Failure to complete this form will result in a HOLD being placed on your student account and will prevent future registration and release of transcripts or diplomas.

Fill out the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement Form (required for all students)

To qualify for an extension of the final payment due date, students must submit an Employer Tuition Reimbursement form prior to the beginning of each semester for which they will be receiving this benefit. Any portion of the bill not paid by the employer must be paid by the first day of class each semester. The employer paid portion will be due no later than 30 days after grades are due. A 1% monthly finance fee is assessed on any unpaid balance. The student is responsible for all finance fees assessed the day they are assessed. If the employer does not pay for the classes, the student is responsible for any unpaid balance. It is the student’s responsibility to follow up with the employer to ensure timely payment. Account balances not paid by the required date will be considered in default and the student will no longer be eligible for this extension to pay late.

If you have not submitted a Title IV Authorization form, you may be receiving a refund and still have a balance due on your student account. If you have filled out the Title IV Authorization form and selected "Do Not Authorize," you may receive a refund and still have a balance due on your student account. If you are on a payment plan, you may receive a refund because we cannot use current academic year Title IV financial aid funds to pay prior academic years charges. The refund should be used to pay your payment plan balance.

If you have a past due balance from a previous academic year, your current academic year financial aid Title IV funds must be issued to you as a refund. The refund should be used to pay your past due balance.

Non-Title IV funds, such as St. Catherine grant funds may be used by the Office of Student Accounts to pay prior term and prior academic charges.

To complete the Title IV Federal Financial Aid Student Authorization Form, please login to your KatePay account. The form will automatically be displayed when you login to KatePay. This form can only be completed by students with active KatePay accounts.

Log in to KatePay

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), prohibits postsecondary educational institutions from disclosing the education records of students to most third parties without the student's written consent. This form is for the use of students who wish to voluntarily consent to the release of their student account records to their parents or another authorized third party upon the request of the parent or third party.

It is the policy of the University to allow students to complete a Request for Exception to Tuition Refund Policy form “Tuition Appeal” under the following circumstances:

  • Serious medical condition
  • Death in the family
  • Natural Disaster (i.e. tornado, hurricane, earthquake)

Students who are called to active duty should contact the Office of the Registrar.

An appeal for a tuition refund will not be approved for failure to drop or non-attendance. An appeal must be received prior to the last day to withdraw for the applicable term. Students must first meet with Academic Advising to review the tuition appeal process and explore all other options prior to completing an appeal form. Students that receive a grade for the course are not eligible to appeal.

A student must complete the Tuition Appeal form and include supporting documentation, including a letter of explanation. If an appeal is approved, a W (Withdrawal) will remain on the student’s academic record for each course.

This form must be printed to complete it and all documentation must be forwarded to the Student Accounts Office for review.

Request for Exception to Tuition Refund Policy form

Perkins, Nursing Student and Nurse Faculty Loans

The Perkins and Nursing Loan programs are totally separate from Federal Direct Loans, which are handled by the Office of Financial Aid.

The Office of Financial Aid determines loan eligibility and will include any loan offers on your award letter. You will receive an email from our loan servicer, ECSI, notifying you that you have a new loan offer available.

You will then either register with ECSI (new borrowers or sign in to your ECSI profile (returning borrowers) to complete the entrance counseling and sing your master promissory note. If you do not want to accept the full amount offered, please contact your financial aid counselor.

If you wish to decline your nursing student or nurse faculty loan, send an email to Please include your full name, your student I.D. number, and a message stating you want to decline your Nursing loan.

To maintain your student enrolled status for your nursing student loan, you must remain a nursing major.

Once you graduate, withdraw, drop below half-time enrollment, or change your field of study, you are required to compete exit counseling to understand your rights and responsive and repayment terms of your loan. To complete online exit counseling, go to

A hold will be placed on your student record until the exit interview is completed. No services will be provided while a hold is on your account, including, course registration, and the release of diplomas and official transcripts.

The university remains your loan holder after you graduate, but ECSI will send you bills, process your payment, and address your customer service needs. Please be sure to keep both ECSI and the university informed about any changes to your name, address, phone number, or email.

Payment Information:

Please include your Heartland Key or Account Number in the memo section of your check or money order to ensure timely processing. More information on payment options can be found on ECSI’s website.

Checks should be made out to St. Catherine University and mailed to:

St. Catherine University C/O ECSI
P.O. Box 718
Wexford, PA 15090

Defaulting on a Loan

You must make payments on your loan even if you do not receive a bill or repayment notice Immediately contact ECSI to discuss repayment plan options and find out if you’re eligible for a deferment or forbearance. Skipping or postponing your payments could result in defaulting on your loan. If you fail to make your payments, the consequence could be serious.

  • Your loan may be turned over to an outside collection agency.
  • You will lose your deferment, cancellation and forbearance options.
  • You will not be eligible for further federal or institutional financial aid.
  • A hold will be placed on your student account, which will prevent course registration and the release of your diploma and official transcripts.
  • Your loan will be reported as delinquent to credit bureaus, which will damage your credit score.
  • Your total debt may increase due to late fees, additional interest, collections feeds, court costs or attorney's fees.
  • Your loan could be accelerated so the entirety of the loan is due immediately.

Placement with a Collection Agency

If your loan account has been placed with an outside collection agency, you will receive notification form the collection agency. All future contact about your account should be made directly to that agency.

Loan Consolidation

Consolidation may be a consideration for some borrowers. Please look at all your Perkins and/or nursing student loan benefits on your Master Promissory Note before consolidation so you have a complete understanding of your benefits. To consolidate all of your student loans into one loan, complete the application at Please note that you will need to manually add your nursing loan to your application to have it included with your consolidation. If you have additional questions, contact ECSI.

St. Catherine University partners with ECSI to administer the Perkins, Nursing Student and Nurse Faculty Loan Programs. You can contact ECSI Customer Service for questions at 888-549-3274, join Live Chat or create an online account at

ECSI will assist borrowers with:

  • Sending billing statements.
  • Receiving and processing payments.
  • Reviewing and processing deferment and cancellation forms.
  • Addressing customer service needs.


Contact ECSI at 1-888-549-3274, visit ECSI's loan accounts help center or call the Student Accounts Office at 651-690-6858.


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  • billing and payment
  • refunds
  • 1098T tax forms
  • refunds
  • delinquent accounts with a hold