Estimated Costs Per Program

MA Contemplative Education (low-residency program)

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1
*Includes Summer, Fall, and Spring*
$17,468
Average award for scholarship recipients in MA Contemplative Education $2,858
Remaining Cost $14,610
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)
 

MFA in Creative Writing (low-residency program)

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1
*Includes Fall, Spring, and Summer*
$19,564
Average award for scholarship recipients in MFA Creative Writing $2,483
Remaining Cost $17,081
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA in Environmental Leadership

 
Average Tuition Bill for Year 1 $17,518
Average award for scholarship recipients inMA Environmental Leadership students $5,214
Remaining Cost $12,304
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

Master of Divinity

 
Average Tuition Bill for Year 1 $21,262
Average award for scholarship recipients in Masters of Divinity students $4,906
Remaining Cost $16,356
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA Contemplative Psychotherapy

 
Average Tuition Bill for Year 1
*Amount includes fees for Maitri retreat*
$23,760
Average award for scholarship recipients in MA Psychology:
Contemplative Psychotherapy students
$4,975
Remaining Cost $18,785
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions

 
Average Tuition Bill for Year 1 $19,390
Average award for scholarship recipients in MA Religious Studies students $7,862
Remaining Cost $11,528
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required

MA Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

 
Average Tuition Bill for Year 1 $19,390
Average award for scholarship recipients in MA Religious Studies students $7,862
Remaining Cost $11,528
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA Religious Studies with Language: Contemplative Religions

 
Average Tuition Bill for Year 1 $21,262
Average award for scholarship recipients in MA Religious Studies with Language students $5,115
Remaining Cost $16,147
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA Religious Studies with Language: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1 $21,262
Average award for scholarship recipients in MA Religious Studies with Language students $5,115
Remaining Cost $16,147
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA Somatic Counseling Psychology: Body Psychotherapy

 
Average Tuition Bill for Year 1 $25,006
Average award for scholarship recipients in MA Somatic Counseling Psychology: Body Psychotherapy students $3,625
Remaining Cost $21,767
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA Somatic Counseling Psychology: Dance/Movement Therapy

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1 $25,006
Average award for scholarship recipients in MA Somatic Counseling Psychology: Dance/Movement Therapy students $3,236
Remaining Cost $21,381
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance

 
Average Tuition Bill for Year 1
*Amount includes special course fees.
$24,134
Average award for scholarship recipients in MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance students $4,438
Remaining Cost $19,696
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy

 
Average Tuition Bill for Year 1 $21.262
Average award for scholarship recipients in MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy students $2,489
Remaining Cost $18,773
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Counseling Psychology 

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1 $21,262
Average award for scholarship recipients in MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology students $4,338
Remaining Cost $16,924
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.
$25,646
Average award for scholarship recipients in MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Wilderness Therapy students $3,224
Remaining Cost $22,422
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.
$18,572
Average award for scholarship recipients in MA Transpersonal Psychology students $5,983
Remaining Cost $12,589
Scholarships (application required) Scholarships (no application required)
 

MFA Creative Writing and Poetics

 

Average Tuition Bill for Year 1

*Amount includes Fall, Spring, and Summer.

$25,126
Average award for scholarship recipients in MFA Creative Writing and Poetics students $5,244
Remaining Cost $19,882
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 $8,980
Transportation $1,300
Books & Materials $1,200
Personal & Misc. $3,550
Total Indirect Costs $15,030

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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