Money Management

The Money Management Program provides financial education and resources to students through presentations, workshops, one-on-one counseling and courses.

Our Vision
For students to understand and develop personal financial management skills that contribute to purposeful life-long learning.

Our Mission
To provide comprehensive information and resources designed to teach St. Catherine University students the life skills of personal finance and money management. This program guides students on how to finance their education, establish and manage credit, handle expenses during and after college, graduate with a plan for repaying debt and to consider the call for philanthropy.

Our services are brought to campus through the Financial Literacy Office and generous gifts from Synchrony Financial, Wells Fargo and Affinity Plus.

contact us

St. Paul Campus
Coeur de Catherine | Room 211
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


Professional Financial Counseling

Get free financial counseling with a certified consumer credit counselor, Colleen Anson from Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Financial Counseling. Ms. Anson can counsel you and/or your family through budgeting techniques, credit report reviews and debt management resources.

Ms. Anson is regularly available for appointments on the St. Paul campus the first and third Wednesdays throughout fall and spring semesters. This is a free service, and St. Kate's students have access to up to six confidential financial education counseling sessions. You are also welcome to meet with her or one of her colleagues at their office locations—ask when you call.

To schedule an appointment with Ms. Anson call 1-888-577-2227. To ensure the consultation is free, tell the scheduler you're a St. Kate's student and that you want to meet on campus.

Peer Financial Counseling

St. Kate's Peer Money Mentors are students specially trained in money matters by Lutheran Social Services 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
  • GradReady—the online tuition, loan and money management teaching tool
  • 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 Suite 210, room 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 grant funds from Synchrony Financial and Wells Fargo.

Taxes and Twizzlers

February 14, 15 and 16; 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Tabling on CdC 2nd floor
Make sure to get your tax refund! We have easy-to-understand information regarding tax preparation. See us while we're tabling to ask questions, pick up a brochure, and grab some Twizzlers.

An Insider's Insight to the Credit Industry

Friday, February 23, 4:30–6:30 p.m., CdC 210 | Food provided. Have a credit card or thinking about getting one? Curious how the credit industry works? Wonder why merchants are always promoting their cards to you? Learn these answers and more from Senior Risk Analyst Dan Liu, with Synchony Financial, which is the largest provider of retail credit in the United States.

Living and Working After Graduation

Tuesday, March 20, 12–1 p.m., CdC 210 | Lunch provided.
What do apartments around the Twin Cities rent for? How much of your earnings should go toward rent? Should you have rommates or live at home with your parents for awhile? Think it through with us!

Financial Literacy Survey Month

April 1–30, CdC 211, Money Management Office
We want to know what financial topics interest you most, and what concerns you the most. Take our quick 10-minute survey by 3 p.m. on April 30 for a chance to win an electric kettle and other prizes!

The Very Basics of Investing

Tuesday, April 12, 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m., CdC 361 | Lunch provided.
Don't know the difference between a stock, bond and mutual fund? Wondering when to start investing and what to take into consideration before doing so? Start here—join us for this informative presentation!

Student Loan Repayment Options Info Session

Saturday, April 28 and Thursday, May 3, 12–1 p.m., CdC 210 | Lunch provided.
Discover the various loan repayment options, learn what is expected upon graduation and if loan forgiveness is in your future from St. Kate's resident guru Pat Pierce, financial aid assistant director.

Educational Loan and Scholarship Resources

Take advantage of these online resources for managing your finances.