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.

 

Spring 2022 Speakers Series

Wednesday – Friday, Feb. 2, 3 & 4, 11:30am – 1:15pm

Student Center, 2nd Floor CDC Atrium tables

If you worked in 2021, a tax refund should be coming to you. Find out where to get FREE help filing your tax return & get your money! Stop by our table with your questions, as well as for info & candy.

Friday, Feb. 11, 10:30 – 11:30am

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

Get money for school - learn how to effectively find & apply for outside scholarships! Space is limited, so the doors close at 10:30. Arrive on time to get a spot. Sandwiches from Davanni’s served at the end of the workshop. We’ll have prizes, too!

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 4:30 – 5:30pm

Join the webinar

Investment banking powerhouse Goldman Sachs will share their research on the racial wealth gap in the U.S., talk about how to close it & then provide investing basics everyone can use to build a strong financial future. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from GS!

Thursday, Mar. 10, 12:00 – 1:00pm

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

It’s widely advertised that a strong credit score is important. Experts from Synchrony Financial will explain why, share how scores are calculated & provide the steps that build a robust credit history. Lunch & giveaways provided, too!

Join the Wednesday, Mar. 30, 4:30 – 5:45pm Webinar

Join the Friday, Apr. 1, 10:30 – 11:45am Webinar

Discover how federal student loans work, learn about loan forgiveness, know what is expected of you upon graduation & review how repayment may look. As of May 1st, the interest & payment pause on federal loans ends, so get on top of this now via our webinar

Tuesday, April 19, 5 – 6pm

Join the webinar

Lower earnings & societal norms have put women at a disadvantage financially. Lutheran Social Services Financial Counseling explores this issue & our “money personalities” to teach us how to build our financial confidence & bank accounts.

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.