graduate counseling program tuition & fees
The cost for the Graduate Counseling Program is $480 per credit hour
for the 2014-2015 academic year. Both full and half-time students are
eligible for student loans. Students enrolled in at least six hours (two
courses) each semester can defer repayment of student loans.
Graduate counseling program applicants planning to
enroll as full-time students (9 credit hours) may apply for
assistantship grants equal to one-half of tuition.* Positions require 15
hours per week to be served in one of the following departments:
Residence Life, Student Success, Graduate Admissions, Learning Services,
or Campus Ministries /Volunteer Services. Because assistantships
operate on two-year rotations, multiple positions will be available each
year. Qualifying students may apply for all open positions but can only
serve in one assistantship. This is a competitive program – students
are selected through a process that includes an application and a formal
To apply for any of the assistantships, please fill out an application and include a résumé and cover letter for the position to which you are applying. If you wish to apply for multiple assistantships, please submit one application and one résumé with individual cover letters specifically addressing each position (one cover letter for each position for which you are applying). Please submit all of your materials together by June 1.
* The Meadows/Miller Resident Director position operates on a different compensation structure than the other assistantship positions. Please see the job description for more information.
The graduate counseling program has a competitive scholarship program
for new and current students who have served in their churches and/or
communities. Please complete and submit the scholarship form by June 1 to be considered for these awards.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation sponsors an annual
national scholarship competition and accepts nominations for its
Graduate Scholarship Program. This is one of the largest and most
competitive scholarship programs in the country. Visit the foundation's website or call 800.498.6478 for more information. Note: These scholarships are only available to those who received scholarships from the foundation as undergraduate students.
Loan Repayment Opportunity
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) offers
$60,000 to Licensed Professional Counselors (also called Licensed Mental
Health Counselors) toward school loan repayment in exchange for two
years of service or $170,000 for five years of service or total debt
pricing for six or more years of service in an NHSC-approved site in a
Health Professional Shortage Area. Visit NHSC’s website for more information.
Contact Becca Cline, admissions counselor, for more details or with questions at (260) 359-4111.