Estimated Costs Per Program

MA Contemplative Education (low-residency program)

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1
*Includes Summer, Fall, and Spring*

$18,170

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)
  • N/A

MFA in Creative Writing (low-residency program)

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1
*Includes Fall, Spring, and Summer*

$18,170

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA in Environmental Leadership

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1

$18,220

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

Master of Divinity

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1

$22,120

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA Contemplative Psychotherapy

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1
*Amount includes fees for Maitri retreat*

$24,812

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1

$16,220

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required

MA Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1

$16,220

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA Religious Studies with Language: Contemplative Religions

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1

$22,120

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA Religious Studies with Language: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1

$22,120

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA Somatic Counseling Psychology: Body Psychotherapy

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1

$26,020

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA Somatic Counseling Psychology: Dance/Movement Therapy

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1

$26,020

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1
*Amount includes special course fees.

$25,070

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1

$22,120

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Counseling Psychology 

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1

$22,120

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Wilderness Therapy

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1
*Amount includes special course fees.

$26,660

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA in Transpersonal Psychology: Ecopsychology (low-residency program)

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1
*Amount includes Fall, Spring, and Summer.

$19,325

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)
 

MFA Creative Writing and Poetics

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1
*Amount includes Fall, Spring, and Summer.

$24,190

Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)
  • Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500/year in Federal Stafford Loans.
  • Graduate students may be able to borrow a Federal Grad PLUS loan up to the total Cost of Attendance minus all other aid awarded.
  • Students may set up a Payment Plan to pay their tuition bill.
  • Many students work part-time off and on campus. For available employment opportunities at Naropa University, visit the Employment webpage.
  • Students who previously participated in Americorps programs may be able to apply their education award voucher to their tuition bill.  Also, students enrolled in degree programs requiring internships may be able to earn credit toward an Americorps education award.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is determined using guidelines established by the Colorado Commission of Higher Education and assumes that students are limiting expenses by sharing housing, utilizing public transportation, etc. Living expenses (room and board, books, transportation, personal and miscellaneous) are about $1,500/month. The following demonstrates expected expenses associated with attending school.

Room & Board $9,072
Transportation $1,300
Books & Materials $1,200
Personal & Misc. $3,690
Total Indirect Costs $15,262

Please note, for low-residency programs, expenses for room and board, and transportation are not a part of the cost of attendance for off-campus semesters.

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