Graduate Student Financial Aid

You’re committed to getting an advanced degree, and we’re committed to helping you make it affordable.


    Costs by Semester

    The Graduate College charges tuition on a per-credit basis with different rates for each graduate program. View current tuition and fees through Student Accounts or see a full cost of attendance estimate.


    Access the best available terms with education-specific loans.

    Men and women who attend the Graduate College at St. Kate’s most commonly rely on loans. Some loans offered by St. Kate’s Office of Financial Aid are subsidized by funds from the U.S. Department of Education, helping you benefit from low interest rates. The U.S. Department of Education also offers loans directly to students, including Direct and Direct PLUS Loans.

    We want to help you find ways to make your education affordable, so start by completing the financial aid application. This will let us evaluate your eligibility for need-based loans while also paving the way for other options like assistantships.

    For help with financial aid for your graduate studies, contact the Financial Aid Office at 651.690.6540.

    If you are applying to the Master of Social Work or Doctor of Social Work program contact the University of St. Thomas financial aid office at (651) 962-6550, toll free at (800) 328-6819, ext: 2-6550 or by email

  • SCHOLARSHIPS & Federal TEACH Grant

    Search for scholarships from local or national organizations.

    Many scholarships are available to graduate students, and one great place to start is your respective program’s local or national organization. Get started by using the helpful links we’ve provided, and always follow the safety tips when applying for scholarships.

    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.


    Get paid while gaining experience.

    For information about assistantship opportunities, contact the graduate program in which you plan to enroll.

    You may also conduct a traditional campus job search using St. Kate's online job source, KatieCareer.


    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, or you may enroll in a payment plan to spread your costs across the semester.