Tuition and Financial Aid

Educational costs are assessed each term and are based on the number of credits a student enrolls in per term. A moderate increase in tuition and registration/service fees is to be expected each academic year. The Board of Trustees at NYU reserves the right to alter the schedule of fees without notice.

For the 2018–2019 academic year (beginning with the September 2018 cohort), tuition and fees are as follows:

  • Cost per credit: $1,726
  • Registration/service fee for first credit each term: $499
  • Registration/service fee for additional credits each term: $70

Students in the online master of arts in Counseling and Guidance program can expect to pay approximately $82,848 in tuition over the course of the program.

Students in the online master of arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program can expect to pay approximately $103,560 in tuition over the course of the program.

2018-2019 Academic year cost breakdown
2018-2019 Academic year Tuition Fees Total
6 points/credits $10,356 $849 $11,205
9 points/credits $15,534 $1,059 $16,593
12 points/credits $20,712 $1,269 $21,981

In addition to tuition, students must also pay registration and student service fees. Please note that fees are calculated per term. All Counseling@NYU students are also required to attend one immersion at our New York City campus and are responsible for travel and lodging costs.

Financial Aid

We offer financial aid to help fund your graduate studies. Financial aid packages take into consideration financial need and academic merit. Your financial aid package will include federal loans.

In order to apply for Federal Student Aid with NYU, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 002785. The FAFSA must be completed each academic year the student is enrolled.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: Most graduate students are potentially eligible to receive up to $20,500 per academic year.

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: This credit-based loan is a supplement to the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. The maximum loan amount is the student’s cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received.

Counseling@NYU applicants may be considered for scholarships, based upon their application for admission. No separate application for scholarships is necessary. These scholarships will be awarded to a select number of aspiring school and mental health counselors committed to making a difference in their community.

Download our financial aid checklist.

Contact an Admissions Counselor at 855-698-4622 or admissions@counseling.steinhardt.nyu.edu with questions about Counseling@NYU scholarships.