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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be eligible for most financial aid. The FAFSA must be completed each year. Students can now submit the FAFSA as early as October. 

Federal School Code: 002343

Discounts and other Student Aid

Earning a college degree is one of the best investments you can make for your future. St. Scholastica offers many scholarships and discounts to students, making a St. Scholastica degree more affordable than you may think.

Alumni of The College of St. Scholastica are encouraged to recommend the college to friends and family who may benefit from a St. Scholastica education. There is a limit of one Alumni Referral Scholarship per alum. The Alumni Referral Scholarship may not be used in addition to any other College referral or discount. This scholarship is for first-time undergraduate extended studies or online students only, international students are not eligible. Full-time students may receive up to $300/academic year. Part-time students enrolled 6+ credits will receive a pro-rated award. Final determination of eligibility will be made by Admissions and Financial Aid office. The Alumni Referral Form must be completed prior to the start of classes in the student's first semester at St. Scholastica.

If you are employed at least .8 with a Benedictine or Essentia Health System Facility, you may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount at the College of St. Scholastica. The 15% discount applies to any number of credits at the undergraduate or graduate levels for fall, spring or summer semesters. The discount pertains to employees only and does not extend to family members. The discount can not be combined with other discounts and cannot exceed the cost of tuition when combined with other CSS financial aid.

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Deadline: Before the start of classes in the student's first semester at CSS.
Amount: $300 per year (renewable)

The Catholic Referral Scholarship is for incoming undergraduate students who have a referral form filled out by a priest, sister or other vowed religious. However, lay persons with leadership positions within the Catholic Church also may make referrals. Student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

Complete the Catholic Student Referral Scholarship form.

The College of St. Scholastica partners with area healthcare providers to be able to offer St. Scholastica students a professional clinical setting to apply theoretical knowledge to actual practice. Employees at the clinical site, who are providing professional guidance to students, may be eligible for a CSS tuition discount. The employee must be enrolled in an eligible undergraduate or graduate-level program. The 50% discount on tuition can be used for up to four undergraduate or graduate-level credits during fall, spring or summer semesters. The discount cannot be combined with any other college discount, cannot exceed the cost of tuition when combined with other CSS financial aid and cannot be used in conjunction with the Benedictine Health Care Facility Employee Discount.

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With our COVID-19 Saints Succeed Award you will received 15% off of tuition for the first year of your program. The program must start in the fall of 2020.

Awarded: The COVID-19 Saints Succeed Award will offer a 15% discount on tuition for the first year of your program.
Criteria: Must be unemployed at time of acceptance into program.
Start Term: fall 20
Submission deadline: Dependent on program
Program exclusions: M.S. Physician Assistant Studies

Steps to apply:

  1. Entrants must be accepted into the program for fall 2020 start
  2. Discount is for first full year of program
  3. Must be a new student to The College of St. Scholastica
  4. Submit COVID-19 Saints Succeed Scholarship Submission Form below

Please note: this scholarship cannot be stacked with other awards with the exception of the CSS Legacy Scholarship, Benedictine Scholarship and the PTK scholarship.

Application: Application is part of admissions app. Contact your admissions counselor for further assistance.
Amount: 5% of tuition

The CSS Legacy Scholarship is 5% of tuition and is automatically renewable each year. This discount is available for fall and spring semesters only; it is not available for summer semester. To be eligible, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Student must have graduated from St. Scholastica (or)
  • Student must have a spouse, sibling, step-sibling, parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, child, stepchild who graduated from The College of St. Scholastica

Student will be a domestic, full-time student in any of our undergraduate or graduate programs, online or at our extended sites.

Student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by the College.

*Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Physician's Assistant programs are exempt from this award.

Please note: this scholarship cannot be combined with the Alumni Referral Scholarship, the College retains the right to change this policy and rate at any time.

St. Scholastica is dedicated to providing our students with the intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work. Many organizations and businesses provide opportunities for such work and are tightly aligned with our own mission. In an effort to support both the organization and its employees, we've developed the Meaningful Work Award.

St. Scholastica offers a discount to students where two or more family members from the same immediate family are attending. This includes siblings or step-siblings, parent/child or stepparent/stepchild, or spouses. Students must be registered full-time at The College of St. Scholastica during the same enrollment period (currently defined as a semester). This discount is available for fall and spring semesters only; it is not available for summer semester. The discount amount will be 5% for each student. The College retains the right to change this policy and rate at any time. College of St. Scholastica employees and their dependents are not eligible for this discount. International students are not eligible for this discount. This discount cannot be applied retroactively. The Multiple Family Member Discount will be adjusted to ensure that all scholarships, grants, remissions, or discounts (from any source) do not exceed the student's cost of tuition.

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Eligible programs: Elementary Education Degree Completion Program or Graduate Teaching Licensure
Term: Fall
Submission process: Submit Google application form below
Submission deadline: Aug. 15
Recipients announced: Aug. 21

At The College of St. Scholastica we believe in the Catholic Benedictine values that guide education. We also believe that our alumni have the capacity to change our world for the better.

To support this vision, the College has created the Saints Teach Scholarship. Three (3) $800 scholarships will be awarded to students who enter the Elementary Education Degree Completion Program.

Saints Teach Scholarship Criteria:

  • Must apply for the program before filling out scholarship application
  • Meet admissions criteria and be accepted to the program
  • Must begin their program fall semester
  • Scholarship funds must be applied to the first fall semester
    tuition
  • The offer is non-transferable
  • Only new or current applicants are eligible
  • Preference given to students from historically underrepresented populations

The College of St. Scholastica offers a discount to seniors that are a minimum of 65 years of age at the time of enrollment. The 75% discount applies to 1 undergraduate course up to a maximum of 4 credits each semester. Apply by completing the Senior Citizen Discount Form prior to each semester.

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You, and a friend (or a group) who enroll in an eligible program together will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Learn more about the Study Buddy Scholarship.

The discounts, awards and scholarships listed are not stackable awards.

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