Cost of Attendance - Colorado Springs

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Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Fees

The following is a list of tuition and fees applicable to programs and/or courses offered in a non-standard delivery format for the March 18, 2013 term start. Tuition rates and fees may change at any time without prior notice.

Graduate Certificate Program

Master-Level Tuition (per credit hour) $640.00
Textbooks (estimated per course) $200.00
Late Payment Fee $25.00
Transcript Fee $5.00
Insufficient Funds Fee $30.00

Students pursuing a graduate certificate are not eligible for financial aid.

Master's Programs

Master Degree Tuition (per credit hour) $640.00
Textbooks (average per course) $200.00
Outstanding Balance Administrative Fee (monthly) $30.00
Replacement Fob Fee $14.00
Late Registration Fee $100.00
Late Payment Fee (payment plans) $25.00
Graduation Fee* $250.00
Replacement/Duplicate Diploma Fee $45.00
Transcripts $5.00
1st ten (10) Internship Application Transcripts No Charge

*This fee is a requirement for all graduating students and pays for the final audit of the degree, one bound final dissertation, one official transcript, and the processing, printing, packaging and shipping of the diploma. It is the student’s responsibility to pay this fee on or near the time the Petition to Graduate is submitted. The Graduation fee can be deducted from a student's financial aid disbursement if he or she has granted authorization on the Credit Authorization form. For students utilizing Military Educational Benefits, the graduation fee may be covered by the benefit payment.


Doctorate Programs

Doctorate Degree Tuition (per credit hour) $840.00
Textbooks (average per course) $200.00
Outstanding Balance Administrative Fee (monthly) $30.00
Replacement Fob Fee $14.00
Late Registration Fee $100.00
Late Payment Fee (payment plans) $25.00
Graduation Fee $500.00
Dissertation Support Fee* $500.00
Replacement/Duplicate Diploma Fee $45.00
Transcripts $5.00
1st ten (10) Internship Application Transcripts No Charge

Dissertation Binding

One bound copy is required for graduation and included with the graduation fee. Students are responsible for additional dissertation bindings. 

*Note: The dissertation support fee is assessed per credit of dissertation extension covering the continued support from the assigned committee throughout the dissertation process.

+For students utilizing Military Educational Benefits, the graduation fee may be covered by the benefit payment.

Comprehensive Exams Fee

Master's Comps (1st Time) $300.00
Master's Comps (Retake) $300.00


Assessment/Materials Fee

Assessment (Intelligence) $100.00
Assessment (Objective Personalities/Objective Techniques) $50.00
Assessment (Projective/Projective Techniques) $50.00
Assessment (Neuropsychology) $50.00
Assessment (Lifestyle and Career Development) $50.00
Assessment (Child and Adolescent) $50.00
Assessment (Trauma) $50.00
Assessment (Forensic) $50.00


Practicum Fees (charged when first enrolled in course)

Clinical Practicum I-V (per term) $30.00


Student Fees:

Graduate Student Association Fee (per term) $11.00
Technology Fee* (per term) $100.00

*Students in internship or Dissertation only are exempt from the Technology Fee.

Indirect Costs

In addition to tuition and fees owed directly to university of the Rockies, you may incur other costs while you are pursuing your education which will not be billed by the University. The indirect costs that are part of the cost of attendance include digital course materials and supplies, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses, as well as loan fees, if applicable. These indirect costs are based on estimates using moderate standards of living set forth by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education for on-campus students. Each student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is subtracted from standard costs of attendance to determine a student's financial need for purposes of packaging financial aid. An estimate of the allowance for these costs for an academic year is as follows:

  • Digital course materials and supplies: $200 per course
  • Room: $6,615 per academic year
  • Food: $3,825 per academic year
  • Transportation: $1,485 per academic year
  • Personal: $4,140 per academic year

If you have any exceptional expenses, such as dependent care or disability expenses, that would require modifications to the standard cost of attendance budget, please contact the Financial Aid office. Please be prepared to provide documentation when you make your request for a modification.

Other Expenses:

Audit: Students approved to audit a course must pay tuition equal to 50% of the normal course tuition. The audit fee must be paid prior to the start of the course.

Student Professional Liability Insurance: Two months prior to beginning PSY 6961 Clinical Practicum II, subsequent practica, or Pre-Doctoral Internship experience, Clinical Psychology students must have the minimum required student professional liability insurance. Cost of the insurance is the responsibility of the student. Proof of insurance must be submitted to the Director of Clinical Training.

Memberships in Professional Organizations: After admission to the Master of Arts in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization or Mental Health Counseling Specialization, or the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Specialization programs, students are required to join their respective professional organization (i.e., for the Mental Health Counseling Specialization, the American Counseling Association; for the Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy; and for the PsyD, Clinical Specialization, the American Psychological Association). University of the Rockies will credit their base annual student-rate membership dues in the form of a tuition reimbursement. When a student submits a receipt for the required student-rate annual dues, that amount will be credited toward the next term’s tuition.

Memberships in other professional associations remain the individual student’s responsibility.

Tuition Payment Policy

Your tuition and fees are due in full on or before the first week of each course. An exception may be made if you have completed all required financial aid paperwork prior to the start of the term and your financial aid is significant enough to cover all current term charges. There will also be a limited exception for those students using tuition reimbursement, military tuition assistance or direct bill as their method of payment. You are responsible for the amount that financial aid does not cover and it must be paid in full on or before the first week of the each course.

Acceptable forms of payment are:

  • Cash
  • Personal check
  • Money order
  • Credit card (Visa or MasterCard)

You are encouraged to speak to the Financial Aid Office if you are unable to pay the balance owed. University of the Rockies will withhold transcripts, degree verifications, and grade reports until accounts are paid in full.

Delinquent Accounts and Financial Hold

Your account is considered delinquent if full payment is not received by the end of the first week of the course resulting in an outstanding account balance. Any student with a delinquent account will be put on a financial hold and not be allowed to register for a subsequent term until payment is received in full or a payment plan is established and approved by the Financial Aid Office. If you have a delinquent account, you will not be permitted to take comprehensive exams, obtain copies of official transcripts, or graduate.

An administrative fee will be assessed to your account for any outstanding balances, late payments or insufficient funds.

Campus Student Payment Plans (Colorado Springs)

Payment plans allow you, as a Colorado Springs campus student, to pay your outstanding account balance in two equal monthly installments guaranteeing that the balance will be paid in full by the end of the term. All payment plans must be approved by the Financial Aid Office and if you are more than one week late in making payments on the payment plan, you will be assessed a $25 late fee and may be administratively withdrawn from the program until your account is paid in full.

Current arrangements for students on a payment plan as of August 22, 2006 will be honored but reviewed every term. During this review the payment plan is subject to change to accommodate new term charges, otherwise no exceptions will be made.

Statements will be mailed out on a monthly basis only to students on payment plans. These statements will be sent to the address on file, you are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of this information with the Registrar's office. The statement will reflect charges for current registered classes only. If a change is made to your schedule and results in an increase of the tuition bill for the term, you are accountable for making sure the updated payment is made.

Refund Checks

A refund check is only available when you have a credit on your account after tuition and fees have been paid in full. If you authorize the school to retain funds and then would like to request a refund, you must fill out a Disbursement Request Form which is available online. If you do not authorize the school to retain funds the refund check will automatically be generated and mailed to the address on file within 14 business days.



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