Genetic Counseling Tuition, Expenses & Scholarships

  • Tuition for 2014-15: $31,500
  • Fees (parking, registration, technology fee): $250/year
  • Additional Expenses:
  • Books and supplies (estimated): Year one – $500; Year two – $400
  • Room and Board: Off Campus
  • Travel: Varies

Upon enrollment into their programs, all students must provide proof of medical insurance and also provide information about their health and medical history. If needed, medical insurance can be purchased through the University. Information and applications are available at Student Health Services.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Several partial-tuition scholarships are available for Genetic Counseling students. Upon acceptance into the program, students will be reviewed automatically for these scholarships, which are based upon financial need and academic achievement and are renewable for two years.  Information on additional financial aid options can be found at 

Graduate Assistantships

In addition to partial scholarships awarded to all qualified students, graduate assistantships are available. Select students automatically are awarded graduate assistantships upon acceptance, but any full-time graduate student may apply for an assistantship, which offers a credit toward tuition costs in exchange for working a specified number of hours per week for a department. Questions regarding graduate assistantships should be directed to the Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies at 215-572-2925.

Outside Scholarships

Additionally, students are encouraged to contact outside organizations to apply for outside scholarships. For more scholarship opportunities, refer to the National Association of Genetic Counselors at


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