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Tuition and Fees | Undergraduate

We are committed to making a St. Scholastica education affordable for you. CSS scholarships, outside scholarships, grants and other financial aid will bring down the actual costs for your family significantly from the listed tuition and fees. 

For the 2021-22 school year, we froze our tuition and fees to ensure financial access for all students.

Tuition + Fees (for full-time students)

2021-22 Students: Tuition: $38,750; Room & Meal Plan: $10,696; Fees: $660; Total: $50,106; Per credit cost $1,215

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. Average scholarships, grants and/or loans is $24,669.

Benedictine Scholarship: $19,000-$26,000 (No additional application)

Tuition rates for the 2021-2022 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.


Living in a residence hall allows you to get the full college experience. You will meet people from all around the world just by walking down the hall. You'll make lifelong friends and have easy access to all student services.

Somers Residence Hall & Suites: $10,696

Meal plans are required for first-year students living on campus. Cost includes both housing and meals. 

Meal plans are not required for students living in apartments. Apartment residents and students living off campus may elect to purchase any of the different meal plans.

Pine, Maple, Willow and Birch Apartments

These apartments house two or four students with living area, two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom.
Two person apartments: $7,720 annually

Cedar, Scanlon and Kerst Hall Apartments

These apartments house four students and include a living room, two or four bedrooms, kitchen, dining area and full bath.
Two bedroom apartments: $6,712 annually
Four bedroom apartments: $7,392 annually

Single bedroom
Contact Residential Life for rate

Utilities are included in these rates.

Fees and expenses

Fees cover various aspects of the college that enhance the overall experience. Fees are non-refundable after the add/drop period for each course. 

Health service fee

All registered main campus undergraduate students taking nine or more credits are charged this fee.

$260 annually

This investment covers:

  • Assessment, triage and treatment of acute injury and illness
  • Diagnosis and medical management of chronic illness
  • Physical exams: sports physicals, routine physicals, annual/gynecological exams
  • Health screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, anemia and cholesterol
  • Health education and information including nutritional assessment and coaching
  • Immunization update and administration
  • Over-the-counter first aid treatment of allergies, mild anemia, fever, pain, cough and sore throat, minor cuts, burns and rash, GI upset
  • Supplies: Ice packs, hot packs, arm slings and crutches

Student services fee

All registered main campus undergraduate students taking six or more credits are charged this fee.

$240 annually

This investment:

  • Enhances student support services
  • Allows students to commit funds for student activities
  • Develops and expands programming of interest to students
  • Makes renovations to student living and community spaces

Technology fee

All registered main campus undergraduate students are charged this fee.

Students taking six or more credits: $160 annually
Students taking five or fewer credits: $80 annually

This investment:

  • Improves network access
  • Enhances student computer labs
  • Improves access to information and services available online and through mobile devices
  • Improves instructional technology to enhance online and classroom instruction

Course and program fees may apply.

All traditional undergraduate students are required to be covered by medical insurance. Students can opt in to The College of St. Scholastica's insurance program, or provide proof of health insurance. For more information about program details and applicable rates, visit our Student Health Insurance page.

Transportation and personal expenses vary from student to student. A $1,060 transportation and a $1,286 personal expense allowance is provided. 

Textbook allowances

Provided below are the textbook allowances that are used for financial aid purposes and calculating a student's cost of attendance. The actual cost of textbooks will vary by program, by vendor and by book format. Please see the CSS online bookstore powered by TextbookX to price your books. 

Undergraduate textbook allowance per semester for financial aid purposes
Credits Undergraduate Book Allowance
12+ credits $600 per semester
11 credits $550 per semester
10 credits $500 per semester
9 credits $450 per semester
8 credits $400 per semester
7 credits $350 per semester
6 credits $300 per semester
5 credits $0
4 credits $0
3 credits $0

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Working out how to pay for college can be a little complicated, but with our expert help, you’ll have no problems.

If you have any questions, contact your St. Scholastica admissions counselor at (218) 723-6046 or by email.

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