Money Management Program

At St. Kate's, we believe that every student should graduate with sound financial literacy skills that can be used over a lifetime. That's why an interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff developed this free, award-winning money management program for students, recently recognized with an Innovations for Student Development award from the Minnesota College Student Personnel (MCPA) Association.

"The biggest mistake I see college students make today, when it comes to money, is they don’t understand the impact of money habits on their short- and long-term future."

— Nathan Dungan


Nathan Dungan, founder and president of Share Save Spend, helps young people and adults achieve what he calls "financial sanity." He is one of many renowned speakers to have shared his wisdom during the Money Doesn't Grow on Trees workshops described below. Program offerings include:

Speaker series. Held throughout the year, the Money Doesn't Grow on Trees speaker series provides engaging educational programs on money management and financial planning, designed specifically for St. Kate's students. View recent topics
Financial aid consulting. The Office of Financial Aid provides on-going financial aid consultations regarding process and packaging, loan and scholarship information. Visit the Financial Aid website
Confidential financial counseling. Certified consumer credit counselors from Lutheran Social Services (LSS) work one-on-one with students to address such issues as budgeting, credit card debt, loan repayment options, credit report review, debt collectors and more. To schedule an appointment, current students should visit the Money Management website inside KateWay
Courses. St. Kate's offers two- and four-credit financial management courses.
Forms, tools and calculators. The Money Management website inside KateWay is filled with resources to help students develop and manage financial goals, create spending plans, manage debt and calculate college costs, financial aid and monthly payments. Log in to KateWay now

Read "Pruning the Money Tree" in SCAN Magazine »

See how St. Kate's innovative financial literacy program helps undergraduates understand the true value of a dollar.


Parent and family resources

  • Parent Speaker's Series. Check out upcoming topics that may share programming with the Money Doesn't Grow on Trees series for students.
  • Parent Update. Receive regular notifications of upcoming workshops through our Parent Update newsletter.
  • Parent and Family Association. Stay involved. Get timely communication. Help your student attain her academic and career goals.