Online OTA Program Tuition, Fees, and Financial FAQs

St. Catherine University’s occupational therapy assistant program provides many resources to students. You will have access to a dedicated financial aid officer who will work to help you make your dreams of becoming a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA) come true.

Our admissions advisors are available to walk you through the financial aid process with tools to help you plan properly and understand the St. Catherine online OTA program tuition and fees.

You are encouraged to search for scholarships, utilize your admissions advisors as resources for ideas on financing your degree, and plan responsibly.

St. Catherine Online OTA Program Tuition and Fees


Courses: $680 per credit hour

Tuition rates and fees are subject to change on June 1 of each year.

University Fees

New student fee (one time): $15
Technology Fee: $170
Application Fee: $35

Additional Costs

Books, supplies, and AOTA association membership: $2,000

The above figures are only estimates. The costs provided above represent only approximate and anticipated costs. If you will be commuting to labs, your individual cost may be higher. If you have prior college experience and are able to transfer in courses, your total amount of required credit hours may decrease.

Frequently Asked Questions about Financial Assistance

What is the process for paying tuition and fees?

You are able to make payments online through St. Kate’s Student Accounts web page. Account statements are available 12 times per year and you will be notified via your St. Kate’s email.

Are payment plans available?

St. Catherine University is pleased to offer an installment payment plan that allows you to pay your tuition in manageable payments.

The payment plan carries a $50 payment plan enrollment fee. The enrollment fee may be waived for students who choose to enroll in automatic payments. For more details on this plan, visit the Summary of Financial Procedures.

Is financial aid available for the Online OTA program?

Yes, Online OTA students are eligible to apply for aid programs. Students may be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans. Parents of dependent students may also utilize the Federal Parent PLUS Loan Program.

What is the financial aid application process like?

The first step in applying for financial aid is filing a Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application or a renewal application. Students must file after January first of the upcoming academic year.

The second step is submitting your online Financial Aid Application for St. Catherine University. If selected for verification by the Department of Education, the financial aid office will send you a notice requesting additional documents, most often tax and income forms.

Does St. Catherine University offer any scholarships to OTA students?

At this time, the university does not offer any scholarships specifically for OTA students. However, students are encouraged to speak to their admissions advisor about seeking additional scholarships.

St. Catherine University offers a variety of resources for outside scholarship opportunities. Check out the Searching for Scholarships page on the university financial aid website.

Have more questions about financial aid? Speak to an admissions advisor.

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