Costs and International Student Scholarships

2020-2021 Academic Year 

College of Saint Benedict Saint John's University

Tuition and fees:


 $48, 166

Double room and meal plan:

 $11, 546


Estimated book costs for the year:


Health insurance



  • The costs for tuition, fees, room and meals will increase between 3-4% each year. 
  • These figures do not include travel or summer living expenses. 


  • Scholarships for international students are available and range up to $28,000 per year (4 year renewable scholarships). Students apply for scholarships by applying for admission. International student scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and financial need.
  • Scholarships are renewable and available for up to a total of 4 years as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress. Scholarships are renewed at the same level from year to year even though costs will increase each year.

Student Employment

  • Many international students are awarded a Student Employment opportunity as part of their Scholarship/financial aid package.
  • The Student Employment Program is designed to provide financial assistance to students through employment opportunities on campus.
  • The program fosters leadership development, substantive employment opportunities, transferable life skills, and personal and career development of student employees.
  • If granted a Student Employment award, a student can typically earn up to $3,450 in a school year, which equates to approximately 10-12 hours of work per week during the academic year.

Summer Employment:

  • Many international students live on-campus during the summer and work full-time. Although likely, summer employment cannot be guaranteed to all students who stay on the campuses over summer break.
  • Employment is dependent on the student's job skills, willingness to work and job availability.
  • Students typically earn $5,000 for full-time summer employment.
  • The cost for summer housing is approximately $60 - $85 per week; estimate of food costs is $30-$45 per week.