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 2016-17 year (June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017). 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.


PROGRAM 2016–2017 TUITION RATE (PER CREDIT) BOOKS PER SEMESTER
M.A. in Education (Initial Licensure, Post-Montessori Licensure) $649 $300
M.A. in Education (AM2 Montessori) $649 $300
M.A. in Education (for licensed teachers) $495 $140
M.A. in Education (Montessori Diploma, Montessori Diploma and Licensure) $561 $300
Education Certificates: Renewal, STEM, Technology Integration $495 $140
M.A. or Certificate in Holistic Health Studies $736 $300
M.A. or Certificates in Organizational Leadership $872 $300
M. A. in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity $635 $300
M.A. in Occupational Therapy $995 $375
M.A. or Certificates in Theology $650 $300
M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner $986 $300
M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Educator $598 $300
M.S. in Nursing: Entry-Level $782 $300
Master of Business Administration, degree or certificate $872 $300
Master of Library and Information Science $886 $300
Master of Public Health $750 $300
Master of Social Work* $793.50 UST Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-master's DNP) $978 $300
Dual Degree: DNP/MA in Holistic Health Studies $736 $300
Dual Degree: DNP/MA in Organizational Leadership $872 $300
Dual Degree: DNP/MBA $872 $300
Doctor of Occupational Therapy $995 $200
Doctor of Social Work* $1109 UST Site

Graduate and Certificate Students: Living Off Campus (not with family)
Direct Costs: Tuition + $205
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Tuition: Per credit tuition rate for your program (see table above) multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 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: $90 (except M.A. in Occupational Therapy which is $109)
Housing: $2,450
Meals: $1,610
Books and Supplies: By program
Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $5,500 + Books and Supplies
Total Averaged Cost per Semester: $5,705 + Tuition and Books + new student fee in initial semester

Graduate and Certificate Students: Living with Family
Direct Costs: Tuition + $205
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Tuition: Per credit tuition rate for your program (see table above) multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 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: $90 (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 Indirect Costs: $3,040
Total Averaged Cost per Semester: $3,245 + Tuition and Books + new student fee in initial semester

Graduate and Certificate Students: Living On Campus
Direct Costs: Tuition + $4,580
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: Per credit tuition rate for your program (see table above) multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,575
Meals: $1,800
Cost of Attendance Estimate:
Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Loan Fees, Books and Supplies, Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses, and Transportation)
Loan Fees: $90 (except M.A. in Occupational Therapy which is $109)
Books and Supplies: By program
Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $1,440
Total Averaged Cost per Semester: $6,020 + Tuition and Books + new student fee in initial semester

* Note: this budget is based on full-time 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.

Student fees
Fees are subject to change each June 1. Rates listed below are in effect June 1, 2016-May 31, 2017:

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

PROGRAM 2016–2017 TUITION RATE (PER CREDIT)
Master of Physician Assistant Studies 766

Graduate and Certificate Students: Living Off Campus (not with family)
Direct Costs: Tuition + $205
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Tuition: $766 multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 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: $73
Housing: $4,500
Meals: $1,500
Books and Supplies: $1,150 (Year 1) or $100 (Year 2 + 3)
Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses: $1,175
Transportation: $250 (Year 1) or $6,000 (Year 2 + 3)
Total Indirect Costs: $7,248 + Books and Transportation
Total Averaged Cost per Semester: $7,453 + Tuition, Books and Transportation + new student fee in initial semester

Graduate and Certificate Students: Living with Family
Direct Costs: Tuition + $205
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Tuition: Per credit tuition rate for your program (see table above) multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 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: $73
Housing: $225
Meals: $875
Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses: $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 Indirect Costs: $2,348 + Books and Transportation
Total Averaged Cost per Semester: $2,553 + Tuition, Books and Transportation + new student fee in initial semester

Graduate and Certificate Students: Living On Campus
Direct Costs: Tuition + $4,580
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: Per credit tuition rate for your program (see table above) multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,575
Meals: $1,800
Cost of Attendance Estimate:
Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Loan Fees, Books and Supplies, Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses, and Transportation)
Loan Fees: $73
Books and Supplies: $1,150 (Year 1) or $100 (Year 2 + 3)
Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses: $1,175
Transportation: $250 (Year 1) or $6,000 (Year 2 + 3)
Total Indirect Costs: $1,248 + Books and Transportation
Total Averaged Cost per Semester: $5,828 + Tuition, Books and Transportation + new student fee in initial semester

PROGRAM 2016–2017 TUITION RATE (PER CREDIT)
Doctor of Physical Therapy 772

Graduate and Certificate Students: Living Off Campus (not with family)
Direct Costs: Tuition + $205
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Tuition: $772 multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 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: $73
Housing: $4,500
Meals: $1,500
Books and Supplies: $300
Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $7,723
Total Averaged Cost per Semester: $7,928 + Tuition + new student fee in initial semester

Graduate and Certificate Students: Living with Family
Direct Costs: Tuition + $205
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Tuition: $772 multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 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: $73
Housing: $225
Meals: $875
Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses: $1,175
Books and Supplies: $300
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $2,823
Total Averaged Cost per Semester: $3,028 + Tuition + new student fee in initial semester

Graduate and Certificate Students: Living On Campus
Direct Costs: Tuition + $4,580
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: $772 multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $2,575
Meals: $1,800
Cost of Attendance Estimate:
Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Loan Fees, Books and Supplies, Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses, and Transportation)
Loan Fees: $73
Books and Supplies: $300
Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses: $1,175
Transportation: $175
Total Indirect Costs: $1,723
Total Averaged Cost per Semester: $6,303 + Tuition + new student fee in initial semester