Money Management

We want St. Kate's students to understand and develop personal financial management skills that contribute to purposeful life-long learning. To that end, we provide comprehensive information and resources designed to teach students the life skills of personal finance and money management.

Office Hours

Monday - 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday - 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday - 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday - Closed

If the lights are on and we're in, feel free to pop in!


The more you know, the less you'll owe. Learn online about managing your tuition, budget and bills.

Log in at using your St. Kate's email address. Then, watch videos, take quizzes, read articles, and use their tools to improve your financial knowledge on a myriad of topics, such as paying for school, buying a car, creating a budget, building credit, housing, and much more!

Peer Financial Counseling

St. Kate's peer money mentors are students specially trained in money matters by Lutheran Social Service Financial Counseling and Debt Management, Synchrony Financial, and various St. Kate's departments.

The peer money mentors help with

  • putting together a budget
  • finding scholarships
  • tracking government loans
  • free tax preparation resources
  • understanding and building credit
  • identity theft and fraud protection
  • saving strategies
  • managing debt and debt stress

Get their help by

  • visiting them whenever the lights are on and someone is in CdC 211
  • setting up an appointment through email or by calling 651-690-6815
  • attending one of their Money Doesn't Grow on Trees events or programs put on with groups around campus
  • requesting they present on a money management topic at your club, for your residence hall floor, in the classroom, at a senate meeting or other occasion (give at least two weeks' notice)

Money Doesn't Grow on Trees Speaker Series

In addition to personal financial counseling, we offer presentations and workshops that address financial topics relevant to students. This programming is made possible through the efforts of the peer money mentors, the wonderful guest speakers, and gift monies from outside resources.


Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Feb. 7-9, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Student Center, CdC 2nd Floor Atrium

Did you work in 2022? Get the tax refund that's due back to you! We'll share how to get FREE filing help and do our best to answer your questions. There will be candy and electric water kettle drawings, too. 

Thursday, Mar. 2, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

President’s Dining Room, CdC 3rd Floor (East End)

As grocery prices rise, eating healthy on a budget has become challenging. Our office, St. Kate's Health and Wellness Clinic, and TRIO have partnered to provide you nutrition, shopping, and recipe tips. Lunch provided, along with overnight pudding makings, and more!

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

President’s Dining Room, CdC 3rd Floor (East End)

Discover how federal student loans work, learn about loan forgiveness, know what is expected of you upon graduation, and review how repayment may look. Lunch and prizes provided!

Apr. 1 - 30, Online assessment via an email invite

We want to know your financial concerns and how our office can best assist you in the future. Take our short 10-minute survey by midnight on April 30 for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

Tuesday, Apr. 4, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

President’s Dining Room, CdC 3rd Floor

LSS Financial Counseling will share how to incorporate this philosophy into your life so you can find more peace and save money. Lunch and prizes provided!

Thursday, Apr. 27, 5 - 6 p.m.


It's widely advertised that a strong credit score is important. We will explain why, share how scores are calculated, and provide the steps that build a robust credit history. Gift card giveaway, too!

Educational Loan and Scholarship Resources

Take advantage of these online resources for managing your finances.

Professional Financial Counseling

If you or your family are experiencing complicated budgeting, debt and financial issues, have been the victims of identity theft, or you prefer to work with an outside professional rather than a peer, contact Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Financial Counseling of Minnesota. As a Katie, you are eligible for six free and confidential appointments through a grant with our office. To schedule a time call 1-888-577-2227 and tell the scheduler that you're a St. Catherine University student looking for an appointment with counselor Mei Lin .

If you earn less than $35,000 as an individual or $65,000 as a family and you would like ongoing free off-campus financial coaching, consider Prepare + Prosper's Money Mentors.