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

We are providing virtual financial education and assistance via webinars, one-on-one Google Meet counseling, and answering questions by email during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are available Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Connect with us at to schedule a virtual appointment and attend our advertised webinars when able. We are committed to your financial education and success by joining you on your collegiate journey!


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.


Spring 2021 Speaker Series

Thursday, Feb. 11, 12–1 p.m.

Secure your 2021-2022 financial aid by completing your FAFSA with staff from St. Kate’s MIPS, Financial Aid, and Money Management offices. We’ll be on the virtual line ready to answer your questions!

Join the February 11 webinar

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 11:55 a.m.–1:05 p.m. 
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4–5:10 p.m.

Find out if you qualify for a tax refund, discover where to get free filing help, and get guidance on U.S. taxation. Gift bags with sweets will be mailed to every attendee, and we’re giving away Amazon gift cards!

Join the February 9 Taxes and Treats webinar

Join the February 10 Taxes and Treats webinar

Wednesday, March 3, 4–5:15 p.m.

St. Kate’s Minnesota Center for Diversity in Economics and our office have partnered up to bring you renowned economist, educator, financial literacy expert and YouTuber Abdullah Al -Bahrani to speak on what we’re passionate about. Join in the conversation. We’ll be awarding gift cards to lucky attendees!

Virtual webinar with link will be sent via email.

Thursday, March 18, 11:55 a.m.–1:10 p.m.

Don’t let home ownership be elusive. Learn the basics of buying a house and where to get hands-on guidance. St. Kate’s Career Development is joining forces with us and alumna LaVina Branscomb from Community Action Partnership to bring you this useful information. 

Join the March 18 webinar

Thursday, April 8, 11:55 a.m.–1:05 p.m.

You hear about it in ads — a strong credit score is a big deal. Learn why, learn how to start building good credit, and get tips to secure a strong credit history. We’ll have experts from Synchrony Financial and prizes! 

Join the April 8 webinar

Thursday, April 15, 11:55 a.m.–1:05 p.m.

We've partnered with St. Kate's IT Department to bring you Lutheran Social Services Financial Counselor, Kim Miller, to educate you on this very important topic!  

Join the April 15 webinar

Friday, April 16, 12:15–1:25 p.m.

Monday, April 19, 4:30-5:40 p.m. (Encore Session)

  •  In case you can't make Friday's session, we're repeating it Monday! 

Learn all about the numerous loan repayment options, find out if loan forgiveness is in your future, discover what is expected of you upon graduation, and review how monthly payments may look.

Join the April 16 webinar

Join the April 19 webinar

Educational Loan and Scholarship Resources

Take advantage of these online resources for managing your finances.