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.

CashCourse — The Real Life Online Money Guide

We are a CashCourse school! Sign in to with your St. Kate's email address to find free financial guides, courses, worksheets, financial calculators, and more. CashCourse offers financial guidance that you can use now and after graduation.

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, Wells Fargo Bank, 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 2019 Speaker Series

12-1:15 p.m., CDC 495

Finding and applying for scholarships can be intimidating. We're here with tips and ideas to get your scholarship search started. This is information every student should know - it's free money for college, after all! Spaghetti lunch provided.

12-1:15 p.m., CDC 495

Have a credit card or thinking about getting one? Wondering how to build your credit and how credit scores are calculated? Strong credit is crucial to your buying power. Learn about the credit industry with us. Lunch provided!

11:45 a.m.–1 p.m., CDC 361

Does Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) and constant advertising make Americans spend money unnecessarily? How about you—do you find yourself buying items you don't need? Let's talk! Join us and enjoy a free salad and dessert lunch.

11:45 a.m.–1 p.m., CDC 370

Discover loan repayment options, learn what is expected of you upon graduation, and find out if loan forgiveness is in your future. Pat Pierce, St. Kate's resident loan repayment guru, will cover it all while you munch on pizza and veggies!

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 debt and financial issues, contact Lutheran Social Service (LSS) Financial Counseling or Family Means Financial Solutions. The first appointment is free. Schedule time with LSS by calling 1-888-577-2227 or with Family Means by calling 1-800-327-3203.

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.