Adult Bachelor's Student Financial Aid

A degree from St. Kate’s is more affordable than you think.


Close to 75% of students in our college for adults receive loans, grants and other forms of assistance.

  • COST OF ATTENDANCE

    Costs by Semester

    In St. Kate's college for adults, you'll get the support you need to succeed in college and career — an extraordinary value. We'll also welcome transfer credits, saving you tuition and moving you closer to completing your bachelor's.

    Take a look at the average per-semester cost of enrolling in the adult bachelor's program, then use the budgeting worksheet below to calculate individualized expenses. Next, let us show you some options for making your degree from St. Kate’s even more affordable.

    The Financial Aid Office calculates financial aid awards for each student based on her or his unique financial and academic circumstances. We use a matrix of program costs based on averaged expenses and expected enrollment for each type of academic program to construct an estimated cost of attendance.

    Tuition rates are calculated using per credit program tuition costs. Fees include mandatory program and student fees, but do not automatically include course-specific fees. Housing costs are estimated based on standard on-campus living rates, local off-campus living rates, and estimated expenses for students living with family members. Meal costs are based on on-campus meal-plan options as well as local cost-of-living indexes. Book expenses are averaged based on overall student book costs, and are not specific to individual courses. Personal and travel expenses are established by using national and local comparisons, and are not specific to individual choices.

    Rates may change for every academic year. Please visit the Student Accounts webpage for current Tuition and Fees.


Adult Bachelor's and RN to BS Completion Degree Students Living On Campus:
Direct Costs: $11,500 (+$15 in the initial semester)
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees, Housing and Meals.
Tuition: $564 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $52 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,650
Meals: $1,855
Cost of Attendance Estimate Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Loan Fees, Books and Supplies, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous and Transportation)
Loan Fees: $57
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $1,907
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$13,407 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Adult Bachelor's and RN to BS Completion Degree Students Living Off Campus (not with family):
Direct Costs: $6,995 (+$15 in the initial semester)
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees, Housing and Meals.
Tuition: $564 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $52 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Cost of Attendance Estimate Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Loan Fees, Housing and Meals, Books and Supplies, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous and Transportation)
Loan Fees: $57
Housing: $2,450
Meals: $1,610
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $5,967
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$12,962 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Adult Bachelor's and RN to BS Completion Students Living with Family:
Direct Costs: $6,995 (+$15 in the initial semester)
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition, Fees and Copper Meal Plan.
Tuition: $564 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $52 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Cost of Attendance Estimate:
Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Loan Fees, Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation)
Loan Fees: $57
Housing: $225
Meals: $875
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $3,007
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$10,002 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

* Note: this budget is based on full-time, 12 credit enrollment. Costs associated with part-time enrollment will be based on averaged enrollment at three-quarter time, half time, and less-than-half time, and may not include all budget components.

  • FINANCIAL AID

    Follow the four steps.

    Most adult bachelor's students receive scholarships, loans, grants or other forms of assistance. Submitting a financial aid application, lets us automatically consider you for need-based grants, scholarships and loans. You may want to apply for financial aid at the same time as you apply for admission, so you’ll know what out-of-pocket expenses to expect if you are accepted as an adult bachelor's student.

    To get started, follow the four steps outlined on the Apply for Aid page. Need help? Contact us to be put in touch with a financial aid counselor who can guide you through the process.


  • Net Price Calculator

    Use the net price calculator for an estimate.

    The Net Price Calculator provides an early approximation of what a new first-year, undergraduate student can expect to pay to attend St. Catherine University. It is not intended for use by graduate, transfer, readmitted, continuing, international or part-time students, who should instead contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.


  • SCHOLARSHIPS & Federal TEACH Grant

    Find outside funding for school.

    We encourage you to pursue scholarships offered by organizations and foundations outside of St. Kate’s. But, we also encourage you to use caution when sharing your personal information with others. Get helpful links and tips on a safe scholarship search.

    The Federal TEACH Grant Program provides grant funding for students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school which serves low-income families.


  • STUDENT ACCOUNTS

    Payment Options and Deadlines

    Once you know how much of your tuition and fees will be covered by financial aid, Student Accounts offers several options to help you pay the rest. Each semester, payment is due in full by the first day of class; enroll in a payment plan to spread your tuition costs over the semester.