Summer Session Financial Aid

Taking summer courses? Find out what costs and financial aid you can expect.


  • Financial Aid

    follow these steps

    To be eligible for financial aid, students must apply for and be accepted as degree-seeking students at St. Kate's. Financial aid eligibility is based on your combined enrollment for all full-term and partial-term courses that count towards the completion of your degree program requirements.

    To receive funds, St. Kate's students should submit a St. Kate's Financial Aid Application: Summer 2019 (Not applicable to OTA Online, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies Students). Financial Aid for Summer is very limited and is usually in the form of student loans. Students must complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA for Summer 2019.

    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. Please review the Cost of Attendance information for your specific program for more information.

    For maximum aid eligibility you must register for classes by:

    • May 13, 2019 for Summer 2019 II (OTA Online)
    • June 5, 2019 for Summer 2019

    FAFSA Deadlines for Minnesota State Grant — Eligible students must submit a FAFSA within 30 days of the start of the term in order to be eligible for Minnesota State Grant funding in that term. Late applicants may still receive Minnesota State Grant for subsequent terms.

    For Minnesota State Grant for Summer 2019, you must complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA. The FAFSA receipt date must be on or before June 27, 2019.

    For more information, contact the the Financial Aid Office at 651-690-6540 or send email to finaid@stkate.edu.


  • apply for loans

    loans for summer session

    If you choose to borrow to help pay for your Summer courses, go to the Apply for Loans webpage and and select the loan option indicated on your summer award letter.

    For the Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans you must accept your Summer loans in Kateway under the Accept Award Offer tab or complete the Loan Authorization below. If you are a continuing student, you would still need to accept your summer loans being offered to you, even if you already have accepted fall/spring Direct Loans. If you are a new borrower, the master promissory note and entrance counseling requirements are also required at the Student Loan website.


  • child care grant

    child care grant summer 2019 application

    The Child Care Grant program provides financial assistance to students who have children 12 and under, are not receiving assistance under the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), and who demonstrate financial need for grants, to help pay for child care while pursuing a postsecondary education.

    If you did not have a childcare grant for the 18-19 academic year, you and your provider must fill out both the 2018-2019 Post-Secondary Childcare Grant Application, and the Summer Childcare Grant Application. If you have questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 651-690-6540.


  • tuition and fees

    costs for summer session

    Whether you are in the College for Women, College for Adults, The Graduate College or a certificate student, you want to know what costs to expect. See how most students’ summer expenses break down in the average cost of attendance examples below to plan for your summer financial aid budget.

    Please select your appropriate program to review detailed tuition and expense costs. For your convenience we have a downloadable Financial Aid 'Cost Estimation Worksheet' to aid you in evaluating your costs.


Continuing Bachelor's Degree and Certificate Students

Bachelor's Students Living On Campus or Off Campus (not with family)
Tuition: $7,176 (full-time enrollment, based on $598 per credit for 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $200 mandatory technology fee
Housing: $2,184
Meals: $1,520
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $940
Transportation: $140
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$12,690*

Continuing Bachelor's Students Living with Family
Tuition: $7,176 (full-time enrollment, based on $598 per credit for 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $200 mandatory technology fee
Housing: $180
Meals: $700
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $940
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $140
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$9,866*

* 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 as well as a 12 week full summer session course. 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. In addition, costs for less than a 12 week summer session may be adjusted. An additional component of Loan Fees will be added to your budget in the amount of $18 if you receive a Direct Loan.

College for Adults: Bachelor Degree Students Living On Campus or Off Campus (not with family)
Tuition: $5,340 (full-time enrollment, based on $445 per credit for 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $200 mandatory technology fee
Housing: $1,960
Meals: $1,000
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $940
Transportation: $140
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$10,110*

College for Adults: Bachelor Degree Students Living with Family
Tuition: $5,340 (full-time enrollment, based on $445 per credit for 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $200 mandatory technology fee
Housing: $180
Meals: $700
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $940
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $140
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$8,030*

* 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 as well as a 12 week full summer session course. 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. In addition, costs for less than a 12 week summer session may be adjusted. An additional component of Loan Fees will be added to your budget in the amount of $33 if you receive a Direct Loan.

College for Adults: Bachelor Degree Students Living On Campus or Off Campus (not with family)
Tuition: $5,520 (full-time enrollment, based on $460 per credit for 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $200 mandatory technology fee
Housing: $1,960
Meals: $1,000
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $940
Transportation: $140
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$10,290*

College for Adults: Bachelor Degree Students Living with Family
Tuition: $5,520 (full-time enrollment, based on $460 per credit for 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $200 mandatory technology fee
Housing: $180
Meals: $700
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $940
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $140
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$8,210*

* 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 as well as a 12 week full summer session course. 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. In addition, costs for less than a 12 week summer session may be adjusted. An additional component of Loan Fees will be added to your budget in the amount of $49 if you receive a Direct Loan.

College for Adults: Associate Degree and Certificate Student Living On Campus or Off Campus (not with family)
Tuition: $5,340 (full-time enrollment, based on $445 per credit for 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $200 mandatory technology fee
Housing: $1,960
Meals: $1,000
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $940
Transportation: $140
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$10,110*

College for Adults: Associate Degree and Certificate Student Living with Family
Tuition: $5,340 (full-time enrollment, based on $445 per credit for 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $200 mandatory technology fee
Housing: $180
Meals: $700
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $940
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $140
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$8,030*

* 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 as well as a 12 week full summer session course. 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. In addition, costs for less than a 12 week summer session may be adjusted. An additional component of Loan Fees will be added to your budget in the amount of $25 if you receive a Direct Loan.

OTA Online Degree Students: Living Off Campus (not with family)
Tuition: $712 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Loan Fees: $50
Housing: $2,188
Meals: $770
Books: $500
Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses: $1,600
Transportation: $1,000
Total Averaged Cost per Semester (full-time, 12 credit enrollment):
$14,872 + $15 in the initial semester*

OTA Online Degree Students: Living with Family
Tuition: $712 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Fees: $45 mandatory student activity fee + $175 technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Loan Fees: $50
Housing: $200
Meals: $650
Books: $500
Personal/Miscellaneous expenses: $1,600
Transportation: $1,000
Total Averaged Cost per Semester (full-time, 12 credit enrollment):
$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 enrollment. Indirect 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.

Graduate and Certificate Students

Graduate and Certificate Students Living On Campus or Off Campus (not with family)
Tuition: Per credit tuition rate for your program (see table below) multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $200 mandatory technology fee
Housing: $1,960
Meals: $1,000
Books and Supplies: $300
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $940
Transportation: $140
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$4,570 + Tuition (see table)*

Graduate and Certificate Students Living with Family
Per credit tuition rate for your program (see table below) multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $200 mandatory technology fee
Housing: $180
Meals: $700
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $940
Books and Supplies: $300
Transportation: $140
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$2,490 + Tuition (see table)*

* 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 as well as a 12 week full summer session course. 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. In addition, costs for less than a 12 week summer session may be adjusted. An additional component of Loan Fees will be added to your budget in the amount of $52, except for M.A. Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Occupational Therapy which is $34, if you receive a Direct Loan.

Program Tuition Rate (per credit)
M.A. in Education: Acknowledging Montessori for a Master’s (AM2) $703
M.A. in Education: Initial Licensure $690
M.A. in Education: Montessori Diploma, Montessori Diploma and Licensure $597
M.A. in Education: Montessori STEM, Curriculum & Instruction, STEM Certificates, Technology Integration, and Montessori Renewal $547
M.A. in Holistic Health Studies $811
M.A. in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity $684
M.A. in Occupational Therapy $1,089
M.A. in Organizational Leadership $942
M.A. in Theology $692
Master of Business Administration, Integrated Marketing & Communication Certificate $942
Master of Health Informatics $738
Master of Library and Information Science $960
Master of Physician Assistant Studies $842
Master of Public Health $815
Master in Social Work $799.50
M.S. in Nursing: Entry Level $886
M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Educator $678
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Nurse Practitioner $1,074
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Post-Master's $1,074
Doctor of Nursing Practice/M.A. Holistic Health Dual Degree $811
Doctor of Nursing Practice/M.A. in Organizational Leadership Dual Degree $942
Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree $942
Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Health Informatics Dual Degree $738
Doctor of Nursing Practice-MS Nursing/NP Primary Care Pediatrics Dual Degree $1,074
Doctor of Nursing Practice MS Nursing/NP Primary Care Adult Geriatrics Dual Degree $1,074
Doctor of Occupational Therapy $1,089
Doctor of Physical Therapy $842

  • Student Accounts

    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.