Saints Match is about removing the cost barrier and demonstrating to students and families that St. Scholastica is an affordable, accessible option.
An Investment that Returns
Many families assume the benefits of a private college education are out of reach financially and may miss out on what could be the best fit. We believe you belong here and cost should not get in the way. Students often find larger schools may not offer the personal attention, small class sizes and faculty engagement needed to understand their work more deeply. Private colleges rooted in the liberal arts provide the resources and dedicated support that help students complete their degrees. Students graduate prepared to meet a competitive marketplace with momentum and the tools to succeed.
- 90% of first-year students participate in hands-on service and community learning or research with faculty
- 98% of graduates are employed, pursuing continuing education, in the military or volunteering*
- 14:1 student/faculty ratio
*Survey data reported 331 of 338 respondents out of 682 graduates. Learn more at css.edu/outcomes.
Increasing Value, Removing Barriers
The College of St. Scholastica is committed to providing students an exceptional value for a comprehensive educational experience. Built on academic excellence, personal attention and shaped by our Catholic Benedictine heritage, our world-class programs are accessible to students from any background. St. Scholastica has chosen to take the following steps for our future Saints:
- 0% Tuition increase for 2022-2023 for first-year and transfer students*
- Increased merit-based scholarships for first-year and transfer students*
- Increased need-based aid scholarships
* Must attend the St. Scholastica Main Campus in Duluth, MN.
Extra Support for Success
The Saints Success Scholarship is designed to support first-year and transfer students with significant financial needs. By guaranteeing scholarship support from entry through graduation, Saints Success helps many high financial need students and their families make a St. Scholastica degree possible.
Final financial aid award packages vary based on individual need and circumstances. Please review your financial aid award letter to assist in choosing the right school for your specific situation. To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
First-Year and Transfer students who live in Minnesota or domestic out-of-state students who have been admitted to the main campus of The College of St. Scholastica and any of the campuses of the University of Minnesota.
St. Scholastica will only match the average cost of attendance of the University of Minnesota.
Cost of attendance (COA) is defined by the U.S. Department of Education to include tuition, fees, room, board, books, transportation and personal expenses, including travel.
The Saints Match scholarship is renewable annually for the same dollar amount as long as the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and Satisfactory Academic Progress (GPA 2.0 or higher and 67% completion ratio).
I received a merit Benedictine scholarship from The College of St. Scholastica. Am I also eligible for the Saints Match scholarship?
The Saints Match scholarship replaces the academic merit scholarship from St. Scholastica. Students who are offered more than one scholarship from St. Scholastica are free to choose whichever one has the highest value.
Yes, the amount of the scholarship will be locked for all four years of attendance.
Students are eligible for federal, state, and other sources of external aid based on eligibility requirements, including St. Scholastica’s competitive, stackable scholarships. Students may be eligible for a limited number of other institutional aid awards but no additional St. Scholastica academic merit awards.
The Saints Match scholarship requires full time enrollment and Satisfactory Academic Progress (GPA 2.0 or higher and 67% completion ratio). If a student fails to meet this, the scholarship will be canceled.
The Saints Match scholarship requires on campus housing for two years. If a student qualifies for a housing exemption the scholarship will be forfeited, and a college merit scholarship will be awarded instead.
St. Scholastica understands that a student who is supported financially has increased opportunities to retain and graduate—it matters! This year, St. Scholastica has created value-based financial support to help students succeed. The Saints Match scholarship is one example of St. Scholastica’s desire to make higher education accessible to more students who are prepared to enter college and earn a degree.
Contact us if you have questions or would like to find out more, simply email email@example.com or call 800-447-5444.
Submit a copy of acceptance to your Admissions Counselor to any of the University of Minnesota schools, including the following locations: Duluth, Crookston, Twin Cities, Morris or Rochester.
If you’ve been offered a merit based scholarship from St. Scholastica that is already greater than the scholarship amounts listed above—congratulations!! No further action is required, as we’ve already accomplished our goal of making sure we’re offering enough aid to cover the difference in cost between St. Scholastica and the University of MN.