Costs & Aid

Affording Naropa

Do you hunger for an education that is personalized, challenging, and hands-on? One where your professors value intellectual growth, compassion, and personal transformation?

This is Naropa University's mission as a contemplative, liberal arts university: to offer a rigorous, personalized, and transformational education. But as a private university, we are also mindful of fulfilling our mission of inclusiveness, including economic inclusiveness.

Our generous scholarship and financial aid packages make it possible for a diverse range of students to attend Naropa. In fact more than 79% of our graduate students and 70% of our undergraduates receive some kind of financial assistance.

It is possible to afford Naropa. Here's how you begin:

  • Apply to Naropa.
  • Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after Jan. 1 of the year you plan to attend as possible. Financial aid is typically awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. (Naropa's school code is 014652).
  • Research Naropa scholarships and submit extra materials should the scholarship require it.
  • Contact us at with your questions.

A Naropa University education costs:

Undergraduate Tuition/Fees   Average Scholarship/Grant Award

  Average Federal Loan   Your Costs*
$30,580 - $14,520 - $7,000 = $9,060
Graduate Tuition/Fees

  Average Scholarship   Average Federal Loan   Your Costs*
$22,570 - $4,500 - $10,000 = $8,070

*Does not include living expenses and books.

Important Financial Aid Dates:

  • March 1 – FAFSA due for fall admission
  • October 1 – FAFSA due for spring admission
  • April 1 – Scholarship applications requiring a separate application due
  • March 1 – Graduate Assistantship applications due.