As an admitted student at Saint Mary’s College, you’re one step closer to a transformative graduate learning experience. Once enrolled, you’ll become part of a supportive community brimming with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

To ensure your smooth transition into graduate school life, we’ve compiled the following guide to help you navigate your next steps as an admitted student. Here, you’ll find information on essential topics such as financial aid and graduate assistantships, housing options and more.

If you need additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at We’re here to help!

Paying Your Enrollment Deposit

If you’re an admitted student and choose to attend Saint Mary’s, the first step to reserving your place in the incoming class is to pay your required nonrefundable enrollment deposit. 

This $200 deposit, which will be credited toward your first-semester tuition, is required to reserve your seat in the class. 

Pay your graduate school enrollment deposit online or return your enrollment form with a check or money order.

Financial Aid and Graduate Assistantships

As an admitted student, navigating graduate school costs can feel daunting. To ease that process, we offer locked tuition rates and graduate assistantships so you can start your Saint Mary’s College journey with confidence.

Avoid surprises with locked tuition 

To help admitted students more accurately prepare their graduate school budgets, Saint Mary’s College has established a cohort-priced tuition and fees plan that locks tuition and program fees for the duration of the program. Tuition rates will not increase from year to year as long as the admitted student remains enrolled in the program or takes an approved leave of absence. If students withdraw from the program and later return, they will pay the new tuition and program fee rate of the new cohort they are joining.

Graduate assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available for admitted students who have been accepted into a program. Graduate assistantships provide free on-campus housing and a stipend of $750 per semester (fall and spring only) in exchange for 10 hours of work each week in your assigned office. Academic and administrative departments across campus offer graduate assistantships, with available positions changing often.

Application requirements for graduate assistantships include a resume/CV, cover letter and interview. If you’re an admitted student interested in a graduate assistantship, please contact for more information about available positions.

Get help with financial aid

If you’re an admitted student with financial aid questions, use this form to contact our Financial Aid Office or request an appointment.

Housing for Admitted Students

On-campus housing for graduate students is available in Regina Hall. For admitted students planning to live on campus, the process is as follows:

  1. Pay your enrollment and housing deposits
  2. Set up your Saint Mary’s email (see instructions below). 
  3. We’ll send details to your student email address about how and when to apply for on-campus housing.

Graduate on-campus housing rates for fall and spring:

  • $4,225 per semester
  • Single room fee: $530

Admitted students seeking off-campus housing are encouraged to lease an apartment or house as soon as possible. While rental options for off-campus students are plentiful, the most desirable options — including many within walking or biking distance of campus — are often taken before August.

Onboarding for Admitted Students

Once your enrollment deposit is paid, only a few steps remain to begin your Saint Mary’s graduate program:

Set up your Saint Mary’s email account

After admitted students pay their deposit, you’ll receive an email from with instructions on setting up your Saint Mary’s email account. Once this is complete, all emails from us will be sent to your student address, so check your student email account or forward your messages to an account you check often.

Send us your final transcripts

Admitted students must send a final, official transcript, including your undergraduate degree conferral, to the Graduate Admission Office. The easiest way to do this is to ask the registrar of your undergraduate institution to email it directly to Your final transcript must be on file prior to the start of your program.

Schedule an enrollment meeting

After completing the steps above, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at to set up a mandatory enrollment meeting to ensure we have all the necessary paperwork on file for you to begin your program.