Tuition & Fees

Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year will be $26,265. 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 about three percent (3%) per academic year. 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 to tuition, students may be charged Student and Technology Fees. These fees will be $950 or less for the 2020-2021 academic year and a similar amount for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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.

Please email genetics@augie.edu with any questions you may have.