Tuition and Fees

  Students from across the nation and around the world come to San Diego to attend college. The area is home to well-known colleges including San Diego State University (SDSU), University of California San Diego (UCSD), University of San Diego (USD), and Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU). It’s important for students and parents to understand the cost of college attendance and the value gained from their investment.

  Cost     of Attendance   Student: Faculty Ratio
Cal State- San Marcos   $32,998   24 to 1
San Diego State University   $32,771   19 to 1
UC San Diego   $54,123   19 to 1
University of San Diego   $53,302   15.4 to 1
PLNU   $41,508   13 to 1
Saint Katherine College   $27,994   9 to 1

The table above allows one to compare 2014-15 total cost of attendance at local institutions to Saint Katherine College. Due to significant California state budget cuts, tuition for the two comparison public colleges is scheduled to increase substantially during the next five years. Given our low student-to-faculty ratio (9:1), top-notch teaching, and an environment that allows students to explore and investigate their interests within the context of a positive and academically rigorous environment,  Saint Katherine College offers one of the most valuable options in California and across the nation. We are committed to offering an outstanding education that is available to everyone who is admitted to the College.

The following fees, for each fall or spring semester, are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Trustees. The fees shown are those in effect during the 2014-2015 academic year.

College charges such as tuition and fees are due and payable in full by the date announced before the beginning of each term, or according to individual payment plans. To check on an account balance, call (760) 471-1316. A late payment penalty is assessed on payments received after the due date.

It is the policy of the College to withhold all College services including registration, diplomas, and official transcripts until all financial obligations have been met.

Tuition 2014-2015

Full-time tuition for 2014-2015 is $18,385 ($9,192.50 per semester) which is 12-18 semester hours. 

Mandatory Fees (annual)

Student Life fee $309 (includes Student Tuition Recovery Fund fee and Technology fee)*

Estimated Cost of Attendance Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Total
Tuition $9,192.50 $9,192.50 $18,385.00
Room $3,750.00 $3,7500 $7,500.00
Mandatory Fees* $154.50 $154.50 $309.00
Books and Miscellaneous* $150.00 $150.00 $300.00
Meals $750.00 $750.00 $1,500.00
TOTAL $13,997.00 $13,997.00 $27,994.00

All registrants at Saint Katherine College are charged a technology fee that covers electronic access to on-line educational resources.

The College does not currently offer a meal plan; estimated meal cost for 9 months is $1,500. All students are required to have active health insurance themselves or through a parent/guardian health policy.

Students are required to have a laptop computer. Course software will be required in some cases but can be purchased at a substantial discount. The campus is Wi-Fi configured.

Payment in Full and Payment Plan Options

Payment in full for Fall tuition and fees is due no later than July 15 each year. Payment in full for Spring tuition and fees is due no later than December 15 each year. Saint Katherine College offers a payment plan that allows tuition to be broken up into 5 monthly payments within each semester.  A 5% Administrative Fee will apply. To check on an account balance, please call the Office of Student Financial Services. A late payment penalty is assessed on payments received after the due date. It is the policy of the College to withhold all services including registration, official transcripts, and diplomas until all financial obligations have been met.

Title IV Funding (Federal Loans and Grants)

Saint Katherine College will not participate in Title IV federal loan and grant programs until Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) regional accreditation Candidacy is granted.