Costs & Aid

Did you Know?

More than 75% of graduate students at Naropa University receive some form of federal or institutional aid to help cover their costs.

Important Information

For All Graduate Programs at Naropa University
  • 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, check out available Graduate Assistantships or submit a request for student employment 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.

All figures are based on 2023–2024 tuition and fee rates.
*These rates are subject to change in subsequent years

Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling (On-Campus Program)

  • $12,000/ semester for students enrolled 9-15 credits 

  • $7,500/ semester for students enrolled 6-8.9 credits 

  • For students enrolled for less than 6 credits, or each credit in excess of 15, students will be charged $1,100/ credit 

Program Fee – $500
Graduation Fee – $50*

*Only charged in final semester


  • The W.E.B DuBois Scholarship
  • The Charles B. Edison Jinpa Scholarship (available to returning students)
  • Gerald Red Elk Scholarship
  • Monastic Scholarship


  • Naropa Honor Scholarship (FAFSA required)
  • Naropa Presidential Scholarship
  • International Student Scholarship
  • Arbie Thalacker Scholarship
  • Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Scholarship

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