Financial Aid and Scholarships
St. Catherine University provides scholarship, grant, low-interest loan and/or employment opportunities to qualified undergraduate, graduate and certificate students. Funding is available from federal, state and University resources. Applications must be submitted annually. Materials are available for the following school year each year in January and should be submitted by April 15 for priority consideration. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for federal and state student financial aid for the year in which funding is requested. To be considered for financial aid from St. Catherine, additional steps may be required.
The University offers merit scholarships to qualified students. Most scholarships are offered to new first-year and transfer students shortly after acceptance to the University and require full-time enrollment in the program. For a complete list of scholarships, please contact the Office of Admission.
Most federal financial aid programs, including the Direct Stafford and PLUS loans, require a student to enroll at least half-time to be eligible. Some funds, including most University scholarships, require full-time enrollment. A few funds, such as the Federal Pell Grant and Minnesota State Grant, are available to eligible undergraduate students who register less than half-time. Please refer to the Financial Information section of this catalog for the definition of enrollment status, and contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.