Tuition and Fees

Students from across the nation and around the world come to San Diego to attend college. It’s important for students and parents to understand the cost of college attendance and the value gained from their investment.

Given our low student-to-faculty ratio (12:1), top-notch teaching, and an environment that allows students to explore and investigate their interests within the context of a positive and academically rigorous curriculum,  the University of Saint Katherine 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 University.

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 academic year. University 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 University to withhold all University services including registration, diplomas, and official transcripts until all financial obligations have been met.

Tuition and fees listed below will apply to the 2019-2020 academic year. For 2018-19, the maximum Pell Grant is $6,095 and maximum CalGrant is $9,223. Every student with a high school GPA of 3.5 or above qualifies for a $10,000 institutional merit award. 


TUITION: $23,500.00

FALL 2019: $11,750.00 / SPRING 2020: $11,750.00

GENERAL FEES: $1,800.00

FALL 2019: $900.00 / SPRING 2020: $900.00

BOOKS: $1,000.00

FALL 2019: $500.00 / SPRING 2020: $500.00

TOTAL: $26,300.00

FALL 2019: $13,150.00 / SPRING 2020: $13,150.00