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Graduate Costs & Aid

Aligning Aspirations with Budgets

Financial Aid available to Graduate students, per year

Naropa offers scholarships and graduate assistantships. More than 75% of our graduate students receive some form of federal or institutional aid.

Naropa Fellowships: up to $29,000
Presidential Scholarship: up to $500 per semester
Honor Scholarship: up to $1,500 per semester
Other Scholarships: up to $25,000
Outside Scholarships: monies awarded by non-Naropa sources
Employment Opportunities
Graduate Assistantships: a form of employment with the University, awards ranging from $4,238 – $8,476.

Federal Work Study: Need based employment on campus or with approved community partners. To be considered, please email

Naropa Student Employment: Non-need based student employment on campus. To be considered, please email
Student Loans
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans: up to $20,500

PLUS Loan: Federal credit-based loan available to cover the gap between aid and cost of attendance

Aid may available up to your cost of attendance (tuition & fees plus humble living expenses)

Graduate Costs & Aid Resources

Other Details

Tuition is due Monday of the week before classes start. Failure to pay by the deadline or to adhere to a payment plan agreement could result in late fees, interest charges and even disenrollment. While the student risks disenrollment for non-payment, it is still the student’s responsibility to drop classes if the student has no intention of attending.
Once you register for courses, you can view your tuition bill by accessing the Student Finance section of Self-Service.
A student’s cost of attendance includes direct costs paid to the university (i.e. tuition & fees), as well as estimated indirect costs a student will incur, which are not included in their tuition bill (i.e. books & supplies). 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 $2,423/month. The following demonstrates expected expenses associated with attending school full-time for 9 months (living off campus).
Room & Board $14,886
Transportation $990
Books & Materials $1,256
Personal & Misc. $4,672
Total Indirect Costs $21,804

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.