Tuition is charged per academic year, with half due on August 15 and half due on January 15. Progression through the program takes two (2) academic years, and tuition increases approximately three percent (3%) per academic year. Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is $27,050 and expected tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is $27,865. Tuition is the same for in-state, out-of-state, and international students. Other expenses include books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and personal and miscellaneous expenses. Tuition and an allowance for these expenses make up the Cost of Attendance (COA). In addition, students are charged Student and Technology Fees. These fees are $980 for the 2021-2022 academic year and are expected to be a similar amount for the 2022-2023 academic year. International students also pay a one-time International Student Fee, which is approximately $500.
The program tries to minimize other fees. However, immunization, background check, and drug screen requirements are set by rotation sites. Rotation sites also require that students maintain active, credible health insurance at all times throughout the program. The costs associated with immunizations, background checks, drug screens, and health insurance are the responsibility of the student.
The primary responsibility for financing a graduate education rests upon the student and is an investment in career preparation and personal fulfillment that should yield dividends throughout the student’s life. Students may be eligible for federal loans to supplement their own resources and help cover the COA. For more information, please refer to the Graduate Catalog or contact Augustana’s Financial Aid office.
The Augustana-Sanford Genetic Counseling Graduate Program does not offer any assistantships, fellowships, or scholarships. However, you may be able to receive outside financial support from other organizations, such as hospitals or health systems. This type of financial support is handled directly and exclusively by the organizations which offer it.
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