Isakson and Roe Section 1018 Requirements

Isakson and Roe Section 1018 Requirements

Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315, Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, adds new requirements for educational institutions participating in the educational assistance programs of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These new provisions became effective June 15, 2021 and apply to Institutions of Higher Learning and Non-College Degree institutions beginning August 1, 2021.

Universities will provide financial information to students using benefits under chapter 30, 31, 33, or 35,  or chapter 1606 or 1607, with a personalized shopping sheet that contains:

Estimated total cost of the course that includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and any other additional costs

Cost of Attendance: the information is provided to assist students and families with financial planning. We include both direct costs (billed by St. Catherine University) and indirect costs (realistic allowances for transportation and personal expenses, for example).

Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition/Fee Rates

Estimated Cost of Living Expenses

St. Catherine University constructs an estimated cost of attendance for each student that includes tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses associated with attending the university. A student’s actual costs may vary based upon their own unique circumstances.


Undergraduate College for Women Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate College for Adults Cost of Attendance

Graduate College Cost of Attendance

Room and Board rates

Estimates of future costs and aid eligibility are subject to change based on factors that cannot be reliably predicted. Unforeseeable variables could result in a student’s actual costs and aid eligibility being higher or lower than estimates provided.

Estimated Costs Assistance:

Amount of costs that are covered by VA Education Benefits (Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607, amount dependent on the eligibility of the student) determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The GI Bill Comparison Tool includes questions to refine benefit estimates. It is important to complete all fields in the “Calculate your benefits” section to see what the VA provides in terms of tuition and fees, housing allowances, and book stipends by year (or by term) and what costs will be out-of-pocket for the student. The “Comparison Tool” also shows if funds are paid to the school or, directly, to the student.

Other types of Federal financial aid, not administered by the VA, offered by St. Catherine University that you may be qualified to receive.

Estimated amount of student loan debt upon graduation

Information regarding graduation rates

Information regarding job-placement rates for graduates, if available

St. Catherine University uses the National Association of Colleges and Employers First-Destination Survey to capture outcomes for all degree levels to provide data regarding how new college graduates fare in their careers within six months of graduation. The outcomes include: working, still looking, and not seeking.

For the 2020-21 academic year, 761 graduates, which represent 60% of the institution’s total 1,269 graduates from the College for Women, College for Adults, and Graduate School, completed the survey and self-reported the following:

  • Working: 75%
  • Not Seeking: 0%
  • Still Seeking: 25%

“Working” is defined as graduates employed full or part time, on contract or freelance, accepted by a graduate or professional school, or volunteering or in the military. “Still seeking” refers to graduates still seeking employment or further education. “Not seeking” encompasses students not employed or seeking additional education.

Information regarding the acceptance of transfer credits, including military credits

Additional requirements (i.e. training, experience, examinations, etc.) necessary to obtain a license, certification or approval for which the course of education is designed to provide preparation.

Other information to facilitate comparison by the individual about aid packages offered by different educational institutions

Financial Aid Forms and Resources

The College Scorecard

A consumer planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school.

College Navigator

A consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.

Paying for College

This site can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one. You can also enter your financial aid offer information for schools you are considering for comparison purposes.

St. Catherine University Net Price Calculator

By completing the Net Price Calculator, students can estimate their costs to attend St. Catherine University as well as explore the grants, scholarships, and other aid programs they may be eligible to receive. It is not intended to serve as a financial aid award notice.

Important contacts for students with military ties:

  • For general inquiries regarding VA resources at St. Kate's and the use of federal education benefits, please contact

  • For questions specific to the following areas, please reach out to the indicated person:

Student Right to Know

St. Catherine University graduation rates, student outcomes, and other consumer information.

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