Associate Degree and Certificate Student Financial Aid

Discover the value of St. Kate's College for Adults. Explore strategies for making college affordable.


  • COST OF ATTENDANCE

    Costs by Semester

    As a associate student in the college for adults, you'll find extraordinary value. You'll get the support you need to succeed in college in a small, supportive learning community, and graduate with job-ready skills. One way we extend our tradition of service and personal attention? Let our counselors show you some options your learning experience 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.


Associate of Arts and A.S. Health Science Degree Students Living On Campus:
Direct Costs: $11,038 (+$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: $35 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,450
Meals: $1,610
Cost of Attendance Estimate Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Loan Fees, Books and Supplies, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous and Transportation)
Loan Fees: $49
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $1,899
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$12,937 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Associate of Arts and A.S. Health Science Degree Students Living Off Campus (not with family):
Direct Costs: $6,978 (+$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: $35 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: $49
Housing: $2,450
Meals: $1,610
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $5,959
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$12,937 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Associate of Arts and A.S. Health Science Degree Students Living with Family:
Direct Costs: $6,978 (+$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: $35 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: $49
Housing: $225
Meals: $875
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $2,999
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$9,977 (+$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.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degrees and Certificate Students Living On Campus:
Direct Costs: $12,430 (+$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: $680 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $35 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,450
Meals: $1,610
Cost of Attendance Estimate Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Loan Fees, Books and Supplies, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous and Transportation)
Loan Fees: $49
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $1,899
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$14,329 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degrees and Certificate Students Living Off Campus (not with family):
Direct Costs: $8,370 (+$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: $680 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $35 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: $49
Housing: $2,450
Meals: $1,610
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $5,959
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$14,329 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degrees and Certificate Students Living with Family:
Direct Costs: $8,370 (+$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: $680 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $35 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: $49
Housing: $225
Meals: $875
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $2,999
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$11,369 (+$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.

Phlebotomy students have tuition of $340 per credit.

OTA Online Degree Students Living Off Campus (not with family):
Direct Costs: $8,370 (+$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: $680 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $35 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: $48
Housing: $2,486
Meals: $829
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,176
Transportation: $1,000
Total Indirect Costs: $6,039
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$14,409 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

OTA Online Degree Students Living with Family:
Direct Costs: $8,370 (+$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: $680 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $35 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: $48
Housing: $225
Meals: $829
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,176
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $1,000
Total Indirect Costs: $3,778
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$12,148 (+$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. Transferring in credits may cause your enrollment to be less than full-time.

  • FINANCIAL AID

    Follow the four steps.

    Applying for financial aid requires a little extra effort, but it’s likely to pay off. Your financial aid application lets the Office of Financial Aid automatically consider you for need-based grants, scholarships and loans. Overall, we help nearly 75% of the students in our associate degree and certificate programs obtain loans, grants or other forms of assistance.

    To get started, follow the four steps outlined on the Apply for Aid page. Need help? Your admissions counselor 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

    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.


  • 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; you may also enroll in a payment plan to spread your costs across the semester.