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 (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 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.


  • $23,500.00

  • Tuition
  • FALL 2018: $11,750.00
  • SPRING 2019: $11,750.00
  • $9,000.00

  • Room
  • FALL 2018: $4,500.00
  • SPRING 2019: $4,500.00
  • $1,800.00

  • Mandatory Fees
  • FALL 2018: $900.00
  • SPRING 2019: $900.00
  • $1,000.00

  • Books
  • FALL 2018: $500.00
  • SPRING 2019: $500.00
  • $4,000.00

  • Meals
  • FALL 2018: $2,000.00
  • SPRING 2019: $2,000.00
  • $39,300.00

  • FALL 2018: $19,650.00
  • SPRING 2019: $19,650.00

All registrants at the University of Saint Katherine are charged a technology fee that covers electronic access to online educational resources. Students participating in intercollegiate athletics are charged a transportation fee of $600 per year which covers transportation and costs associated with competitive events.

The University does not currently offer a meal plan; estimated meal cost for 9 months is $4,000. 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 for Fall tuition and fees is due no later than August 1st each year. Payment in full for Spring tuition and fees is due no later than January 1st each year. The University of Saint Katherine 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 University to withhold all services including registration, official transcripts, and diplomas until all financial obligations have been met.