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The cost of tuition is listed by program on this page. We encourage you to talk to a helpful financial aid team member to see what tuition assistance, scholarships and financial aid may be available to you.

We look forward to working with you as you complete the financial aid process including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can also determine your eligibility for College of Saint Mary scholarships using our academic scholarship eligibility calculator.

2015—2016 Tuition Information

Undergraduate Programs

Full-time student (12 or more credits) per semester         $14,482
Part-Time Student (less than 12 credits) per credit hour $  950
CHI / Boys Town Employee, per credit hour $  375
Practical Nursing Certificate Program, per credit hour $  325


Graduate Programs

Doctor of Education, per credit hour $    750
Master of Arts in Teaching, per credit hour $    615
Master of Science in Education, per credit hour $    295
Teaching Endorsement, per credit hour $    615
Master of Science in Nursing, per credit hour $    550
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, per credit hour $    390
Master of Occupational Therapy, per semester $14,482
Post-Baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate, per credit hour $    450


Special Rates

Dual Credit and Early College Start, per credit hour $    100
Credit by Exam/Challenge, per credit hour $    120
Portfolio Assessment, per credit hour $    120
Audit a Course during Undergraduate Program $    1/2 tuition rate
Audit a Course post College of Saint Mary bachelor's degree and senior citizens $    FREE for 3 credit hours per semester


Other Tuition Information

  • Online or independent study courses are charged according to the tuition plan for that program.
  • Catholic educators who seek to pursue a master’s degree in teaching or additional teaching endorsements and who work full time in a Catholic school will pay half the program tuition rate. (Master of Science in Education students are not eligible for the Catholic educator discount.)


Residence Hall

Double Room, per semester           $ 3,700
Single Room, per semester (restrictions apply, contact Residence Life) $ 4,000
Residence Hall broken contract charge $   500
2015 Summer per credit tuition rate for Regular Full-Time and Part-Time Students $   560
2015 Summer $   925


Financial Charges

Late Semester Financial Arrangements Charge, per semester $  100
Late Payment Charge, per month            $    60
Payment Plan Charge, per semester $    40
Return/Re-Issue Check Charge, per check            $    25