Below is the approximate tuition and fees for the full 21-month program if students were attending in 2016-2017. The program is 5 semesters, including the summer between the first and second year. If students need to take extra time to finish their independent research project, they will need to register for additional tuition and fees. Tuition rates for 2017-2018 should be available in April 2017. The cost of textbooks is not included. Tuition payments are due at the beginning of each semester. *Please note that the below is provided as a courtesy. Tuition rates are subject to change.

In 2016, we will have funding for two semester fellowships for all entering genetic counseling graduate students, which makes the recipients eligible for the tuition benefit program in the first two semesters. Candidates for admission can fill out an application at the time of their admission interview or acceptance. The table below shows the estimates for total tuition under different scenarios. For information about other financial aid options, please visit

Estimated UUGPGC total program tuition & fees for 21-months:

Yrs of UT Residency

No Fellowship

1 Semester Fellowship

2 Semester Fellowship






Non-Resident 1st Yr











Matriculated graduate students can apply for residency in their last 2 semesters if they have established legal ties to Utah and completed 40 credit hours in courses numbered 5000 or above, and follow all University of Utah residency rules. This credit hour level should be reached by the end of summer semester. All students pay resident rates in the summer. International students cannot quality for Utah residency, but can qualify for fellowship awards (see below). For rules about residency visit:

All students are strongly advised to have health insurance coverage. Students may be enrolled in a group or individual policy, have coverage on their parents’ or spouse’s insurance, or have student health insurance ( Students are also encouraged to have health insurance coverage for their dependents, if applicable. The program does not cover the cost of health insurance.

For information about costs of campus housing, please visit The University of Utah estimates that average living expenses are approximately $17,372 per 12 months.