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.

    Reduced Tuition Rates in 2018-19

    Beginning in the Summer 2018 term, College for Adults tuition will be reduced to $460 per credit for the RN-BSN bachelor's program and $445 per credit for all other bachelor's programs and the Community Health Worker certificate program.


Tuition Rates in 2018-19

Program Tuition Per Credit*
Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science (Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography) $712
Bachelor's programs $445
Bachelor's program: RN-BSN Degree Completion $460
Certificate: Phlebotomy $356
Certificate: Community Health Worker $445

* These rates are in effect for the 2018–19 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-BSN 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.


2018–2019 College for Adults Costs

Adult Bachelor's Students Living Off Campus (not with family):
Tuition: $5,340 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
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
Loan Fees: $55
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$11,165 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Adult Bachelor's Students Living On Campus (not with family):
Tuition: $5,340 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
Student Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,730
Meals: $1,250
Loan Fees: $55
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$11,445 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Adult Bachelor's Students Living with Family:
Tuition: $5,340 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
Student Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $225
Meals: $875
Loan Fees: $55
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$8,565 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

* Note: Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account, such as Tuition and Fees. Indirect costs, such as Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation are items that may or may not be billed to your account, based on your housing plans. This budget is based on full-time, 12 credit enrollment. Costs, other than tuition and fees, 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.

Adult Bachelor's RN-BSN Degree Students Living Off Campus (not with family):
Tuition: $5,520 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
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
Loan Fees: $57
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$11,347 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Adult Bachelor's RN-BSN Degree Students Living On Campus (not with family):
Tuition: $5,520 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
Student Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,730
Meals: $1,250
Loan Fees: $57
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$11,627 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Adult Bachelor's RN-BSN Students Living with Family:
Tuition: $5,520 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
Student Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $225
Meals: $875
Loan Fees: $57
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$8,747 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

* Note: Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account, such as Tuition and Fees. Indirect costs, such as Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation are items that may or may not be billed to your account, based on your housing plans. This budget is based on full-time, 12 credit enrollment. Costs, other than tuition and fees, 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 (A.A.) Degree Students Living Off Campus (not with family):
Tuition: $5,340 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
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
Loan Fees: $47
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$11,157 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree Students Living On Campus (not with family):
Tuition: $5,340 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
Student Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,730
Meals: $1,250
Loan Fees: $47
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$11,437 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree Students Living with Family:
Tuition: $5,340 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
Student Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $225
Meals: $875
Loan Fees: $47
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$8,557 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

* Note: Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account, such as Tuition and Fees. Indirect costs, such as Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation are items that may or may not be billed to your account, based on your housing plans. This budget is based on full-time, 12 credit enrollment. Costs, other than tuition and fees, 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 (A.A.S.) Degree/Certificate Students Living Off Campus (not with family):
Tuition: $8,544 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
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
Loan Fees: $47
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$14,361 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Associate (A.A.S.) Degree/Certificate Students Living On Campus (not with family):
Tuition: $8,544 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
Student Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,730
Meals: $1,250
Loan Fees: $47
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$14,641 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

Associate (A.A.S.) Degree/Certificate Students Living with Family:
Tuition: $8,544 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
Student Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $225
Meals: $875
Loan Fees: $47
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$11,761 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

* Note: Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account, such as Tuition and Fees. Indirect costs, such as Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation are items that may or may not be billed to your account, based on your housing plans. This budget is based on full-time, 12 credit enrollment. Costs, other than tuition and fees, 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.

A.A.S. Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Online Students Living Off Campus (not with family):
Tuition: $8,544 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
Student Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,188
Meals: $770
Loan Fees: $50
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,600
Transportation: $1,000
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$14,872 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

A.A.S. Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Online Students Living with Family:
Tuition: $8,544 (full-time enrollment, based on average of 12 credits per semester)
Student Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $200
Meals: $650
Loan Fees: $50
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,600
Transportation: $1,000
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$12,764 (+$15 in the initial semester)*

* Note: Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account, such as Tuition and Fees. Indirect costs, such as Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation are items that may or may not be billed to your account, based on your housing plans. This budget is based on full-time, 12 credit enrollment. Costs, other than tuition and fees, 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.