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 2017 (Not applicable to OTA Online Students). Financial Aid for Summer is very limited and is usually in the form of student loans.

    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 10, 2017 for Summer 2017 II (OTA Online)
    • June 12, 2017 for Summer 2017

    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 Summer 2017, the FAFSA receipt date must be on or before July 4, 2017.

    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.


  • tuition and fees

    costs for summer session

    Whether you are in the College for Women, College for Adults, graduate or 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 of Attendance' worksheet to aid you in evaluating your costs.


Continuing Bachelor's Degree and Certificate Students

Bachelor's Students Living on Campus
Direct Costs: $10,132
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: $6,924 (full-time enrollment, based on 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee
Housing: $1,766
Meals: $1,237
Cost of Attendance Estimate Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Books and Supplies, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous and Transportation)
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $783
Transportation: $117
Total Indirect Costs: $1,400
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$11,532*

Continuing Bachelor's Students Living Off Campus (not with family)
Direct Costs: $7,129
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Tuition: $6,924 (full-time enrollment, based on 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee
Cost of Attendance Estimate:
Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation)
Housing: $1,766
Meals: $1,237
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $783
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $117
Total Indirect Costs: $4,403
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$11,532*

Continuing Bachelor's Students Living with Family
Direct Costs: $7,129
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Tuition: $6,924 (full-time enrollment, based on 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee
Cost of Attendance Estimate:
Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation)
Housing: $150
Meals: $583
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $783
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $117
Total Indirect Costs: $2,133
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$9,262*

* Note: this budget is based on full-time enrollment as well as a 10 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 a 5 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.

College for Adults: Bachelor Degree Students Living on Campus
Direct Costs: $9,835
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: $6,924 (full-time enrollment, based on 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $1,633
Meals: $1,073
Cost of Attendance Estimate Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Books and Supplies, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous and Transportation)
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $783
Transportation: $117
Total Indirect Costs: $1,400
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$11,235 + $15 in the initial semester*

College for Adults: Bachelor Degree Students Living Off Campus (not with family)
Direct Costs: $7,129
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Tuition: $6,924 (full-time enrollment, based on 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Cost of Attendance Estimate:
Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation)
Housing: $1,633
Meals: $1,073
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $783
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $117
Total Indirect Costs: $4,106
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$11,235 + $15 in the initial semester*

College for Adults: Bachelor Degree Students Living with Family
Direct Costs: $7,129
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Tuition: $6,924 (full-time enrollment, based on 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Cost of Attendance Estimate:
Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation)
Housing: $150
Meals: $583
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $783
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $117
Total Indirect Costs: $2,133
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$9,262 + $15 in the initial semester*

* Note: this budget is based on full-time enrollment as well as a 10 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 a 5 week summer session may be adjusted. An additional component of Loan Fees will be added to your budget in the amount of $46 if you receive a Direct Loan.

College for Adults: Associate Degree Students Living on Campus
Direct Costs: $9,835
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: $6,924 (full-time enrollment, based on 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $1,633
Meals: $1,073
Cost of Attendance Estimate Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Books and Supplies, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous and Transportation)
Books and Supplies: $500
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $783
Transportation: $117
Total Indirect Costs: $1,400
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$11,235 + $15 in the initial semester*

College for Adults; Associate Degree Students Living Off Campus (not with family)
Direct Costs: $7,129
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Tuition: $6,924 (full-time enrollment, based on 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Cost of Attendance Estimate:
Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation)
Housing: $1,633
Meals: $1,073
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $783
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $117
Total Indirect Costs: $4,106
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$11,235 + $15 in the initial semester*

College for Adults: Associate Degree Students Living with Family
Direct Costs: $7,129
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Tuition: $6,924 (full-time enrollment, based on 12 credits)
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Cost of Attendance Estimate:
Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation)
Housing: $150
Meals: $583
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $783
Books and Supplies: $500
Transportation: $117
Total Indirect Costs: $2,133
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$9,262 + $15 in the initial semester*

* Note: this budget is based on full-time enrollment as well as a 10 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 a 5 week summer session may be adjusted. An additional component of Loan Fees will be added to your budget in the amount of $23 if you receive a Direct Loan.

OTA Online Degree Students: Living Off Campus (not with family)
Tuition: $680 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Fees: $35 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Loan Fees: $48
Housing: $2,486
Meals: $829
Books: $500
Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses: $1,176
Transportation: $1,000
Total Averaged Cost per Semester (full-time, 12 credit enrollment):
$14,409 + $15 in the initial semester*

OTA Online Degree Students: Living with Family
Tuition: $680 per credit (multiplied by your registered hours)
Fees: $35 mandatory student activity fee + $175 technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Loan Fees: $48
Housing: $225
Meals: $829
Books: $500
Personal/Miscellaneous expenses: $1,176
Transportation: $1,000
Total Averaged Cost per Semester (full-time, 12 credit enrollment):
$12,148 + $15 in the initial semester*

*Note: 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
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 below) multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Housing: $1,766
Meals: $1,237
Cost of Attendance Estimate Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Books and Supplies, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous and Transportation)
Books and Supplies: $300
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $783
Transportation: $117
Total Indirect Costs: $1,200
Total Averaged Cost per Semester (full-time, 12 credit enrollment):
$4,111 + Tuition (see table) + new student fee $15 in initial semester*

Graduate and Certificate Students Living Off Campus (not with family)
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Per credit tuition rate for your program (see table below) multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Cost of Attendance Estimate:
Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation)
Housing: $1,633
Meals: $1,073
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $783
Books and Supplies: $300
Transportation: $117
Total Indirect Costs: $3,906
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$4,111 + Tuition (see table) + new student fee $15 in initial semester*

Graduate and Certificate Students Living with Family
Directs costs are items that will be billed to your University account. Based upon credit load assumptions these include Tuition and Fees.
Per credit tuition rate for your program (see table below) multiplied by your registered hours
Student Fees: $30 mandatory student activity fee + $175 mandatory technology fee + $15 new student fee in the initial semester
Cost of Attendance Estimate:
Includes: your direct costs plus estimated indirect costs (Housing and Meals, Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous, Books and Supplies and Transportation)
Housing: $150
Meals: $583
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous: $783
Books and Supplies: $300
Transportation: $117
Total Indirect Costs: $1,933
Total Averaged Cost per Semester:
$2,138 + Tuition (see table) + new student fee $15 in initial semester*

* Note: this budget is based on full-time enrollment as well as a 10 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 a 5 week summer session may be adjusted. An additional component of Loan Fees will be added to your budget in the amount of $53, except for M.A. Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Occupational Therapy which is $52, if you receive a Direct Loan.

Program Tuition Rate (per credit)
M.A. in Education: Initial Licensure, Montessori, and AM2 $662
M.A. in Education: Montessori Diploma $573
M.A. in Education: Montessori STEM, Curriculum & Instruction, STEM Cerificates, Technology Integration, and Montessori Renewal $510
M.A. in Holistic Health Studies $758
M.A. in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity $650
M.A. in Occupational Therapy $1,036
M.A. in Organizational Leadership $890
M.A. in Theology $664
Master of Business Administration $890
Master of Library and Information Science $904
Master of Physician Assistant Studies $800
Master of Public Health $768
M.S. in Nursing: Entry Level $816
M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Educator $624
M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner $1,028
Doctor of Nursing Practice $1,010
Doctor of Nursing Practice/M.A. Holistic Health Dual Degree $758
Doctor of Nursing Practice/M.A. in Organizational Leadership Dual Degree $890
Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree $890
Doctor of Occupational Therapy $1,036
Doctor of Physical Therapy $800

  • 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.