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!


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.

 

Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept. 20 & 21, 10-11 a.m.

Zoom

Sept. 20: https://stkate.zoom.us/i/95301372826

Sept. 21: https://stkate.zoom.us/i/97888549503

Get money for school - learn how to effectively find and apply for outside scholarships. Also, get tips about avoiding scam scholarships. Amazon gift cards randomly awarded at the end of each webinar!

Thursday, Oct. 27, 11:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

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

FOMO - the fear of missing out - is a real emotion that marketers have tapped into for years to get you to buy what they are selling. Discover how they do it and how to combat it to keep more of your hard-earned money. Lunch from Jimmy John's provided and prizes will be given!

Thursday, Nov. 10, 12-1 p.m.

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

The elderly are no longer the most targeted group by identity thieves - young people are. Learn their tricks so you don't fall prey to fraud. Lunch from Jimmy John's provided and prizes will be given!

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 12–1:00 p.m.

Zoom link coming soon!

Before you Black Friday or Cyber Monday shop, attend this webinar! Learn how to focus your finances and make the holidays less stressful from Lutheran Social Service Financial Counseling. We'll wrap up this useful program with an Amazon gift card drawing!

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 12-1:10 p.m.

https://stkate.zoom.us/i/92836609248

 

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 5-6:10 p.m.

https://stkate.zoom.us/i/96554960062

Discover how federal student loans work, learn about loan forgiveness, know what is expected of you upon graduation & review how repayment may look. We're giving away Amazon gift cards, 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.