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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.

If you are employed at least .8 with a Benedictine Health Care 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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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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Application: Application is part of admissions app. Contact your admissions counselor for further assistance.
Amount: 5% of tuition

The CSS Legacy Scholarship is automatically awarded based on the information you provide on your application to the College. It is 5% of tuition and is renewable each year. This discount is available for fall and spring semesters only; it is not available for summer semester. The College retains the right to change this policy and rate at any time.

  • 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

Please note: this scholarship cannot be combined with the Alumni Referral Scholarship.

The College of St. Scholastica offers a Graduate Alumni Discount for MS/MA Graduates who come back and enroll in additional graduate coursework towards a masters or graduate certificate. You may receive 33% off tuition for one course per semester by completing the Graduate Alumni Discount Form prior to each semester.

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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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The College provides Saints Succeed Scholarships for several of our graduate programs.

Awarded: Multiple $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to students
Terms: Fall, spring and summer starts
Submission deadline: Dependent on program

Steps to apply:

  1. Entrants must be accepted into the program for the next program start
  2. Submit a 140 character tweet, meme or 30 sec video addressing your commitment to serving the healthcare needs of Central MN. Email your entry to gradstudies@css.edu with subject line: Saints Succeed Scholarship (Program Name). Be sure to include your name, campus and Student ID.
  3. Entries will be scored on creativity, incorporation of the Benedictine Values and commitment to the region. Prerequisite GPA at the time of application will also be worked into selection criteria.

Eligible program: Elementary Education Degree Completion Program and GTL
Term: Fall 2020
Submission process: Submit Google application form
Submission deadline: Aug. 1, 2020
Recipients announced: Aug. 10, 2020

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 2020
  • Scholarship funds must be applied to fall 2020 tuition
  • The offer is non-transferable
  • Only new or current applicants are eligible
  • Preference given to students from historically underrepresented populations

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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