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

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


GradReady

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

Log in at stkate.gradready.com 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.

 

Fall 2021 Speaker Series

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.

Join us for the EMPOWER the Female Investor Webinar

Women make up $29 trillion of the global consumer market, yet they are uncomfortable with investing. Investment banking powerhouse Goldman Sachs will share their research, while also providing guidance that increases everyone’s financial confidence & abilities.

Thursday, Oct. 7, 12:00 – 1:00pm

President’s Dining Room - CDC 3rd Floor East End

Look good & feel good, because you didn’t spend a lot to do so! We’re teaming up with St. Kate’s Fashion Design & Merchandising Department to share with you how to save on fashion & Halloween costumes. Lunch provided!

Friday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

President’s Dining Room - CDC 3rd Floor East End

College is a time in one’s life that’s both fun & expensive. Together with St. Kate’s TRIO, we’ll provide tips to help you make the most of every dollar, yet still allow for good times! Brunch provided.

Friday, Dec. 3, 1:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. - Join with Google Meet

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 5:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. - Join with Google Meet

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

Educational Loan and Scholarship Resources

Take advantage of these online resources for managing your finances.