Counseling Cost & Aid

Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to delivering an affordable, high-quality education, and we’re competitively priced compared to other regional programs. To help make this possible, we offer several options to help you finance your education while earning your MS in Counseling through MSU Moorhead.

Learn more about what financial aid options are available to you, apply for a graduate assistantship and discover what graduate scholarships are available for students in your program.

MS in Counseling Tuition & Fee Rates

Tuition Per Credit: $572.00

All graduate courses have fees in addition to the tuition. Personal property or service charges are also assessed on certain courses.

Graduate Student Scholarships

MSUM offers graduate scholarships for current and incoming students. Students can apply for university scholarships through the online scholarship application October 1-February 1.

The Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid also keeps a list of external scholarship opportunities that have been submitted to MSUM. Make sure to take a look at the list and see if there is anything you qualify to receive.

Who Can Apply:

  • Any current or newly admitted graduate student enrolled in a master’s, specialist, or doctoral program at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
  • Currently enrolled in three graduate credits
  • Financial need is determined by the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at FAFSA results must be received by the scholarship deadline date.
  • Currently in Good academic standing (GPA 3.0 or higher). The undergraduate GPA will be used if the student is a newly admitted Graduate Student and does not yet have graduate credits towards a GPA.

*Please note that scholarships will apply toward tuition in the following academic year - Fall and Spring semesters.

Please attach responses to the following two questions.

  1. Need: Describe this scholarship’s impact on your ability to successfully complete your program (e.g.: access, diversity, financial). (Maximum of 150 words)
  2. Engagement and Service to your profession and community: Describe how your degree could impact your professional community and your community at large. (Maximum of 150 words)

Students applying to the Infuse Mental Health Project Grant need to be accepted in either the school psychology or school counseling full masters’ programs.

  • Students need to be enrolled in at least 6 credits in the semester they apply.
  • Upon admission to the program, students will be provided with information on requirements, directions to apply, and application deadlines for the grant.
  • Students are not guaranteed to be accepted on the grant and must reapply every semester they wish to receive grant funds.
  • Students will be notified whether they are accepted or not prior to the next semester start date.
  • The grant is only available for Fall and Spring semester.
  • Students receiving the grant must sign a service agreement form and agree to all requirements of the grant.

Graduate Student Financial Aid

We are committed to providing you the best financial aid package possible for your graduate program. If you need assistance completing your financial aid application, please contact the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid.

Graduate Assistantships

A graduate assistantship provides real-world experience working with faculty in your academic discipline while helping to meet your college expenses. Learn more about Graduate Student Assistantships.