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Empower your education through us and your employer.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is excited to partner with numerous businesses, school districts, healthcare systems, professional associations, and other organizations in Minnesota and nationwide to offer employees like you a unique way to advance in your career — and save money.

Through our Trusted Partnership Program, employees (and spouses) of our partnering organizations qualify for a significant tuition discount. At Saint Mary’s, we believe in making education accessible by offering additional financial support to help you reach your goals. We're here to support you any way possible for every step of the way.

Trusted Partner Scholarships

As a leader in adult education, we’re committed to providing an education that is flexible for working professionals and adult learners. Through the partnership between your employer and Saint Mary’s, we’re offering a discount (per credit) that allows you to pursue educational and career advancement — while meeting all of life’s obligations.

  • Bachelor’s Completion Programs: $50 off per credit
  • Master’s Programs and Graduate Certificates: $70 off per credit
  • Doctoral Programs: $90 off per credit

Advance your career with these benefits.

  • Trusted Partner Scholarships
  • You and/or your spouse is eligible 
  • Application fee waived
  • Flexible programs and diverse learning formats, many 100% online
  • Access to campus events, career fairs, and networking opportunities
  • Renowned curriculum taught by experienced faculty with practical industry knowledge
  • Access to a global network of over 58,000 alumni in various fields worldwide
  • Career Services Center with multiple resources and job search platforms

Our partners

We’re excited to partner with the following companies and organizations through Saint Mary’s trusted partnership program. If your employer is not listed, we encourage you to contact your HR director and request them to reach out to us directly at

How to use your discount

Connect with an enrollment counselor by filling out the form on the page of the program you are interested in learning more about. If you are interested in more than one program, you only need to fill out one form and you and a counselor can discuss all programs to see what best meets your career goals.

If you’re ready to apply, we’re ready to help you get started!


  • Connect with an enrollment counselor by simply completing the form on your desired program’s page. Even if you’re considering multiple programs, just one submission allows you to explore all options with your counselor to determine the best fit for meeting your career goals.

  • The Trusted Partner scholarship applies to new students and/or their spouses only.

  • The Trusted Partner Scholarship may not be used concurrently with any other institutional grant scholarship or discount program and is not retroactive. The Office of Admission must verify employment status at the time of application submission.

  • The Trusted Partner Scholarship is available the term or “semester” following the date they “self identify as an employee” of one of our trusted partners. Please indicate your employer “partner” when asked on applications or with your admissions counselor.

  • It’s Not valid on undergraduate programs offered on our residential Winona Campus.

  • Not valid for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Anesthesiology (DNP) and the Executive Doctor of Education in Leadership (EDEL) programs.