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.

Cultural Differences in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 14, 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m., CdC 355 | Lunch provided.
Negotiating your salary & your raises are important to your wallet, as is understanding the cultural influences in the workplace. Gain the knowledge you need to be as successful as possible. Guest speaker: Mathew Shannon from INROADS Incorporated.

Student Loan Repayment Options Info Sessions

Saturday, March 18 and Friday, May 5, Noon–1:15 p.m., CdC 355 | Lunch provided.
Discover what is expected of you upon graduation, learn about loan forgiveness programs & the various repayment plans. You’ll be surprised by what you find out. Presenter is Pat Pierce, Assistant Director, St. Kate’s Financial Aid Office.

Financial Literacy Month - Win a Personal Coffee Maker!

April 3–28, Tuesday–Friday 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., CdC 210, room 211
St. Kate’s Money Management Office wants to know what financial topics you need help with & interest you. Take our 10-minute survey to be entered into our coffee maker drawing. Survey must be taken in our office before 3:00pm on April 28th.

An Insider’s Insight to the Credit Industry

Saturday, April 29, 11:45 a.m.– 1 p.m., CdC 210 | Lunch provided.
Have a credit card or thinking about getting one? Wonder why merchants are always promoting their card to you? Curious how the credit card industry works? Do you want to better understand how interest rates work? Learn this & more from Senior Risk Analyst, Dan Liu, with Synchrony Financial.

Educational Loan and Scholarship Resources

Take advantage of these online resources for managing your finances.