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Undergraduate Costs & Aid for 2023–24

Aligning Aspirations with Budgets

Aligning Aspirations with Budgets

At Naropa University, we work to keep things authentic. Here's the yearly cost for a Naropa education with no scholarships or financial aid applied:

$34,600 Tuition & Fees
+$5,980 Student Housing at Snow Lion (shared room in an apartment)
+$2,992 Student Health Insurance
$43,572 Total Direct Cost

Most Naropa students do not pay this amount. Over 70% of our undergraduates received grants and/or scholarships to help with their education-related expenses in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Gift Aid-

  • Naropa Grant:
    • aid based on need
    • up to $24,000
  • Transfer Scholarship:
    • $5,000
  • Academic Achievement, Academic Honors, and Academic Excellence Scholarships:
    • $5,000–$10,000
  • Outside Scholarships:
    • monies awarded by non-Naropa sources
  • Federal Pell Grant:
    • Federal aid based on financial need
    • up to $6,895
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG):
    • Federal aid based on financial need
    • up to $1,000
  • Colorado State Grant:
    • State aid available to Colorado residents.

Self-Help Aid-

  • Federal Direct Loans:
    • $5,500 to $12,500 depending on FAFSA dependency status and credits earned
  • Parent PLUS Loan:
    • Federal credit-based loan available to parents to of dependent students
    • Covers the gap between aid and cost of attendance
  • Work-Study:
    • On-campus and off-campus employment opportunity
    • based on need
  • Naropa Student Employment:
    • on-campus employment opportunity for international students or student who do not demonstrate need.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Application Deadline

The scholarship deadline is April 1, unless otherwise noted.

Scholarship Requirements

To be considered for Naropa’s institutional scholarships, students must meet the following criteria by the scholarship deadline:

  • Be admitted into a degree program
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester
  • Students must be enrolled full-time for both fall and spring (exceptions: Transfer Scholarship, Academic Achievement Scholarship, Academic Honor Scholarship, and Academic Excellence Scholarship may be awarded to eligible full-time students who are starting in the spring semester)
  • Have a cumulative 3.0 GPA (returning students only)
  • Have a complete financial aid application on file (FAFSA or International Financial Aid Application), unless otherwise stated in the scholarship description
  • The 2022–2023 FAFSA is considered complete when the application contains complete 2020 tax information and any outstanding items have been resolved.

Additional Information

  • Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000/academic year
  • Receiving more than one institutional scholarship could affect your eligibility for, or the amounts of other forms of aid, including scholarship awards

Undergraduate Scholarships

Here you can get a complete list of scholarships available to undergraduates.

Undergraduate Cost Calculator

Naropa University Net Price Calculator

At Naropa, we strive to make a Naropa education accessible to as many students as we can.

To get a better idea of what you might pay at Naropa, run your numbers through Naropa’s Net Price Calculator.

*Average scholarships and grants reflect the average of those students receiving this type of aid.

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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.