Costs of the Program

Description 2015-2016 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $17,760
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $36,240
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter "NA") $592 (in state );
$1,208 out-of-state)
University/institution fees or costs $1,822
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $725

The cost of attending UNC varies depending upon residency status. The Counseling Psychology Program is a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE) Western Regional Graduate Program. What membership in the WRGP means is that applicants who are residents of 15 western states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) would qualify for resident tuition status starting their first year in the program. Applicants who are US citizens, but residents from other states would need to pay nonresident tuition their first year on campus, but could then qualify for resident tuition status after 1 year in Colorado. International students currently remain classified as nonresidents throughout their degree program. Current information regarding tuition and fees can be found on the Costs website by going to:

For more information regarding the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) go to For more information regarding WICHE's Western Regional Graduate Programs (WRGP) go to:

Students are eligible for federal loans, scholarships and grants. In the past three years all incoming students, second year students, and the majority of other returning students were offered assistantships through the program which paid for a portion of the student's tuition and gave a stipend. Some students obtained assistantships across the campus (e.g., Career Services, Disability Support Services, University 101, School of Psychological Sciences). For more information regarding financial aid, please refer to

The UNC graduate tuition estimator provides an approximation of a student's billing calculation: