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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

Costs Per Program

For All Programs

  • Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500/year in Federal Direct Unsubsidized 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 (must credit qualify).
  • 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 Graduate Assistantships webpage or submit a request for Student Employment to the financial aid office at
  • 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 Per Program

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