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 are Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. We are closed on Fridays. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 5 - 6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 21, Noon - 1 p.m.
Discover how federal loans work, learn about loan forgiveness, get information regarding recent changes, know what is expected of you upon graduation, and review how repayment might look for you. Gift card giveaways at each webinar!
Thursday, Oct. 19, Noon - 1 p.m.
CdC Room 370, 3rd floor (East end)
The rising cost of living is causing financial decision fatigue for many of us. Learn methods from LSS Financial Counseling to gain a healthy sense of control over your money - like how to create a spending plan, and behavioral tips to establish positive financial habits. Lunch and prizes provided!
Thursday, Nov. 2, Noon - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 5 - 6 p.m.
Get money for school - learn how to effectively find and apply for outside scholarships. Also get tips about avoiding scam scholarships. Gift card giveaway included!
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
CdC Suite 210 (Career Development and Money Management Offices)
Get negotiation tips from recruiting gurus and learn about the importance of benefits packages. Be prepared for your first professional job or internship. Lunch and prizes provided!
Thursday, Nov. 16, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
The winter holiday season brings pressure to buy and spend, which causes stress. Learn from LSS Financial Counseling three core financial principles and planning techniques that reduce the stress and pressure. Gift card giveaway included!
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.