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Funding & Costs

Graduate Education at the University Northern Colorado is affordable and numerous resources exist to help you fund your education.

All nonresident, US citizens are eligible to become residents of Colorado after one year in the program. International students are classified as nonresidents during their entire degree programs. The cost of the program varies considerably for residents and nonresidents. Learn more.


The Counseling Psychology program typically offers a half time Graduate Assistantship to each incoming doctoral student. The position includes a partial tuition waiver along with a monthly stipend. In addition to departmental positions, UNC offers research, teaching and administrative assistantships in most academic programs and in some campus administrative departments.  Learn more about Assistanship Opportunities.

UNC Universal Scholarship Application

All admitted Counseling Psychology students should fill out a UNC Universal Scholarship Application to be considered for scholarships and fellowships. Once the application is submitted students will be considered on an annual basis if they meet the minimum qualifications. The application is available through Ursa on the “Financial” tab. You must have a Bear number in order to apply.

Deadline: June 1st. 

Western Regional Graduate Program

Residents of one of the 15 participating states are eligible to enroll in available programs outside of their home state at resident tuition rates.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is in the Western Regional Graduate Program. 

Learn more about WRGP programs.

Office of Financial Aid 

The Office of Financial Aid connects you  to financial solutions such as Grants, ScholarshipsStudent Employment and loans.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA*) at by our March 1 priority date to be considered for the maximum amount of financial aid. If you miss the March 1 deadline, you should still submit a FAFSA as soon as possible.

UNC’s Federal School Code: 001349.