Graduate College Cost of Attendance

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  • COST OF ATTENDANCE

    Costs by Semester

    To estimate the cost of completing your graduate degree or certificate, start with the program that interests you. The Graduate College charges tuition on a per-credit basis with different rates for each graduate program.

    Rates listed below are in effect for the 2017-18 year (June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018). Planning ahead? Be aware that new tuition and fee rates go into effect each June 1. Applying to the Master of Social Work or Doctor of Social Work program? Be aware that you will pay University of St. Thomas technology and activity fees, which differ slightly from St. Kate’s fees.

    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.


2018-2019 Graduate College Costs

Graduate College—Category 2018–2019 Rate Books Per Semester
M.A. in Education: Initial Licensure, Montessori, and AM2 $676 $300
M.A. in Education: Montessori Diploma $585 $300
M.A. in Education: Montessori STEM, Curriculum & Instruction, STEM Certificates, Technology Integration, and Montessori Renewal $526 $140
M.A. in Holistic Health Studies $780 $300
M.A. in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity $664 $300
M.A. in Occupational Therapy $1,078 $375
M.A. in Organizational Leadership $915 $300
M.A. in Theology $678 $300
Master of Business Administration $915 $300
Master of Health Informatics $710 $300
Master of Library and Information Science $923 $300
Master of Public Health $787 $300
Master in Social Work $799.50 UST Site
M.S. in Management $890 $800
M.S. in Nursing: Entry Level $852 $300
M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Educator $652 $300
M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner $1,074 $300
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Nurse Practitioner $1,043 $300
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Post-Master's $1,043 $300
Doctor of Nursing Practice/M.A. Holistic Health Dual Degree $780 $300
Doctor of Nursing Practice/M.A. in Organizational Leadership Dual Degree $915 $300
Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree $915 $300
Doctor of Occupational Therapy $1,078 $200
Doctor of Social Work $1,131 UST Site

Graduate and Certificate Students Living Off Campus (not with family)
Tuition: Per credit tuition rate for your program (see table above) multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Loan Fees: $85 (except M.A. in Occupational Therapy which is $109)
Housing: $2,450
Meals: $1,250
Books and Supplies: By program
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester (full-time, 12 credit enrollment):$5,340 + Tuition and Books + new student fee $15 in initial semester*

Graduate and Certificate Students Living On Campus (not with family)
Tuition: Per credit tuition rate for your program (see table above) multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Loan Fees: $85 (except M.A. in Occupational Therapy which is $109)
Housing: $2,730
Meals: $1,250
Books and Supplies: By program
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester (full-time, 12 credit enrollment):$5,620 + Tuition and Books + new student fee $15 in initial semester*

Graduate and Certificate Students Living with Family
Tuition: Per credit tuition rate for your program (see table above) multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Loan Fees: $85 (except M.A. in Occupational Therapy which is $109)
Housing: $225
Meals: $875
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Books and Supplies: By program
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$2,740 + Tuition and Books + new student fee $15 in 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 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.

Student fees
Fees are subject to change each June 1. Rates listed below are in effect June 1, 2017-May 31, 2018:

$30 student activity fee (each term, including summer)
$175 technology fee (each term, including summer)
$15 new student fee (one time)

PROGRAM 2018–2019 TUITION RATE (PER CREDIT)
Master of Physician Assistant Studies 825

Graduate and Certificate Students Living Off Campus (not with family)
Tuition: $825 multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Loan Fees: $73
Housing: $4,500
Meals: $1,500
Books and Supplies: $1,150 (Year 1) or $100 (Year 2 + 3)
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $250 (Year 1) or $6,000 (Year 2 + 3)
Total Averaged Cost per Semester (full-time, 12 credit enrollment):$7,453 + Tuition, Books and Transportation + new student fee $15 in initial semester*

Graduate and Certificate Students Living On Campus (not with family)
Tuition: $825 multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Loan Fees: $73
Housing: $2,730
Meals: $1,500
Books and Supplies: $1,150 (Year 1) or $100 (Year 2 + 3)
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $250 (Year 1) or $6,000 (Year 2 + 3)
Total Averaged Cost per Semester (full-time, 12 credit enrollment):$5,683 + Tuition, Books and Transportation + new student fee $15 in initial semester*

Graduate and Certificate Students Living with Family
Tuition: $825 multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Loan Fees: $73
Housing: $225
Meals: $875
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Books and Supplies: $1,150 (Year 1) or $100 (Year 2 + 3)
Transportation: $250 (Year 1) or $6,000 (Year 2 + 3)
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$2,553 + Tuition, Books and Transportation + new student fee $15 in 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 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.

PROGRAM 2018–2019 TUITION RATE (PER CREDIT)
Doctor of Physical Therapy 825

Graduate and Certificate Students Living Off Campus (not with family)
Tuition: $825 multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Loan Fees: $73
Housing: $4,500
Meals: $1,500
Books and Supplies: $300
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester (full-time, 12 credit enrollment):$7,928 + Tuition + new student fee $15 in initial semester*

Graduate and Certificate Students Living On Campus (not with family)
Tuition: $825 multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Loan Fees: $73
Housing: $2,730
Meals: $1,500
Books and Supplies: $300
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester (full-time, 12 credit enrollment):$6,158 + Tuition + new student fee $15 in initial semester*

Graduate and Certificate Students Living with Family
Tuition: $825 multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Loan Fees: $73
Housing: $225
Meals: $875
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $1,175
Books and Supplies: $300
Transportation: $175
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:$3,028 + Tuition + new student fee $15 in 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 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.