College for Adults Cost of Attendance

Quality education — at a price that's within your reach.


  • The Basics

    Cost Per Credit

    Most courses are 2 to 4 credits, and a typical College for Adult student enrolls in 6 to 8 (or more) credits each term.


Program Tuition Per Credit*
Associate of Health Science, Associate of Arts $577
All other associate programs $696
Bachelor's programs $577
Certificate: Medical Coding $696
Certificate: Phlebotomy $348
Certificate: Community Health Worker $577
Certificate: Medical Administrative Technician $200

* These rates are in effect for the 2017–18 academic year and subject to change each June 1.

How many credits will I need to take?

After transferring previous college experience, you may earn a St. Kate's degree with a minimum number of required "in residence" credits (taken while enrolled at St. Kate's).

Degree Type Total Credits Required Minimum required credits taken in residence
Associate 60–73 30
RN-BS Completion 120 (minimum) 30
Bachelor's 120 (minimum) 48

To find out how many credits you’ll need to earn your St. Kate’s degree, check out our transfer information or contact us for a free transfer evaluation!

Are there other expenses?

Additional costs include University fees (new student fee, student activities, technology), books and personal expenses (supplies, transportation, etc.). See our Student Accounts page for a complete list of fees.


  • COST OF ATTENDANCE

    Full Costs by Semester

    The Financial Aid Office calculates financial aid awards for each student based on her or his unique financial and academic circumstances. To do this, we use a matrix of program costs based on averaged expenses and enrollment for each type of academic program. These program costs determine a student's financial aid budget, (estimated cost of attendance), and are used as a baseline for developing financial aid awards to help meet educational needs.

    For an average program budget:

    • Tuition rates are calculated using per credit program tuition costs and average registration at each enrollment tier (full-time, three-quarter-time, half-time, less-than-half-time).
    • Fees include mandatory program and student fees, but do not automatically include student- or course-specific fees.
    • Housing costs are calculated based on a comparison of 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 page for current tuition, fees and on-campus room and board rates.


2017–2018 College for Adults Costs

Adult Bachelor's and RN to BS Completion Degree Students Living On Campus:
Direct Costs: $11,742 +$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: $577 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,700
Meals: $1,898
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:
$13,649 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Adult Bachelor's and RN to BS Completion Degree Students Living Off Campus (not with family):
Direct Costs: $7,144 +$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.
Tuition: $577 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $45 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: $1,250
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $5,607
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$12,751 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Adult Bachelor's and RN to BS Completion Students Living with Family:
Direct Costs: $7,144 +$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
Tuition: $577 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $45 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:
$10,151 (+$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 Arts and A.S. Health Science Degree Students Living On Campus:
Direct Costs: $10,844 +$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: $577 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,450
Meals: $1,250
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:
$12,743 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Associate of Arts and A.S. Health Science Degree Students Living Off Campus (not with family):
Direct Costs: $7,144 +$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.
Tuition: $577 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $45 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: $1,250
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $5,599
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$12,743 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Associate of Arts and A.S. Health Science Degree Students Living with Family:
Direct Costs: $7,144 +$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.
Tuition: $577 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $45 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:
$10,143 (+$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: $12,272 +$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: $696 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,450
Meals: $1,250
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:
$14,171 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degrees and Certificate Students Living Off Campus (not with family):
Direct Costs: $8,572 +$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.
Tuition: $696 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $45 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: $1,250
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $5,599
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$14,171 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degrees and Certificate Students Living with Family:
Direct Costs: $8,572 +$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
Tuition: $696 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $45 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:
$11,571 (+$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 $348 per credit.

OTA Online Degree Students Living Off Campus (not with family):
Direct Costs: $8,572 (+$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: $696 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $45 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: $2,080
Meals: $740
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,540
Transportation: $956
Total Indirect Costs: $5,864
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$14,436 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

OTA Online Degree Students Living with Family:
Direct Costs: $8,572 (+$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: $696 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Student Fees: $45 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: $200
Meals: $650
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,540
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $956
Total Indirect Costs: $3,894
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$12,466 (+$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.