The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, MN, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$23,935
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$18,598
$30k - $48k
$16,857
$48k - $75k
$22,108
$75k - $110k
$25,306
$110k+
$28,004
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$37,212
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$37,212
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,710
Books and Supplies
$1,150
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: onestop@css.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
84%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,314
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,081
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$20,245
Students receiving state aid
40%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,021
Students receiving federal aid
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,081
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$28,746
$30k - $48k
$30,487
$48k - $75k
$25,236
$75k - $110k
$22,038
$110k+
$19,340
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$10,502,980
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$32,614,666

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
72%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$11,800
Students receiving federal loans
72%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,416
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,602
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,808
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$215

What Students Are Saying

3.85 Average Rating
This school is well worth your money! You get a great class room experience and you will graduate with your bachelors degree in four years. Which is very rare at most schools. This school has a lot of benefits for your money.
Brook from Iron River, WI
While the ticket price for CSS is $40,000 a year, they have great scholarships available based on Merit, and they give grants and aid. Any outside scholarships can be stacked onto the ones you earn by the school. This isn't true for all colleges, so it's a good thing if you choose CSS because you can add outside scholarships to your financial aid. They do have some athletic scholarships, but I'm not an athlete that receives them so I don't know much about that.
Samantha from Bloomington, MN
Though a private school and seemingly overly expensive, the degrees handed out will enable you to make some big bucks. Most students receive financial aid which lowers the cost to about the same price as a state university such as UMD. Never let tuition be too large of a factor in deciding whether or not to attend a school. Wise actions such as low interest rate loans, applying for scholarships as both a senior and high school and as a college student, and having a job getting roughly 15+ hours a week will keep debt to a minimal.
If you decide to have the smallest meal plan the college has to offer it would be smart to cook meals from scratch that can be easily saved for left overs. Discuss penny-pinching techniques with friends and be sure to follow their advice because every penny counts!
Ruslan from Finland, MN
It's an expensive school-it's private, so it's what you'd expect. But I absolutely love my experience at CSS. They have just remodeled the science building and added on a huge expansion, they are very generous with their students with events, prizes, etc. Aside from all that, the education I have received so far has been phenomenal.
Ayla from Shoreview, MN
it is more expensive than the average college, but worth it.
Meredith from Orr, MN
If by 'bang for the buck' you mean the money I'm paying is worth what I'm gettng back? The answer to that would be completely. The teachers make the courses interesting and worth your money and time. You're always learning something and enjoing what you're learning. Our rooms are easily worth what we pay for room and board, each room comes with at least one window and a sink, along with two huge closets. They also provide desks for all students in their rooms along with a common room on each floor of the doors that have sofas and desks as well.
The money we paid for for meal plans can be used all over the schol and not just in the cafeterias. We can use our money in one or both of the cafeterias, or at our little coffee shop, or even at the vending machines located all over the school.
The money I paid for my first year at St. Scholastica is definitely worth what I'm getting back in knowledge and food, and etc.
Krystal from Scandia, MN
You are able to explore your passions and take on big projects. As much work as you put into your experience is what you will get out of it. CSS provides so many opportunities, all you have to do is be willing to try them.
Emily from Duluth, MN
Sure its expensive, but I feel the education we are receiving is definitely worth it. Theres a sense of safety, security and pride when you go to CSS. You know you are paying for a brighter and more successful future being there... its not like you're simply paying the school.. you are paying to be a CSS Saint.
Kasey from Rosemount, MN
The College of Saint Scholastica is a private, four year college which was scary at first to me because I didn't get many scholarships. But, after completing one year of my undergraduate college career, I have found that in the long run, a degree from this college in my desired job field will pay for itself. I have already made many connections which will be beneficial for my future: this has helped me to take advantage of every opportunity I have here at college and not to worry about all of the loans I have to pay back in the future.
Rachel from Duluth, MN
Lots of scholarships to counteract high tuition fees. Great academics
Sean - Buffalo, MN