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What will I pay for the MS RMHC program?

The cost of your degree depends on many factors, including:

  • Where you live
  • Scholarships or student employment you receive
  • Time to complete

In addition, WOU many change tuition and fees between today and when you finish your program, changing the overall cost estimate.

Try the net price calculator in the Financial Aid pages and use the information below to sketch out your MS RMHC program budget.

Tuition:

The MS RMHC program requires 81-90 total credits.

Starting fall term 2017, tuition for online courses will be $479 per graduate credit. Tuition and fee rates are determined by the Western Oregon University Rules for extended programs and are subject to change.

For on-campus courses, tuition and fees are combined in a per-credit resident rate, $639 starting fall 2017. In addition to those fees, students taking 6 hours or more are assessed a $139.00 health service fee.

Find more information about costs on the Financial Aid Department’s pages.

Fees:

A $300 one-time matriculation fee is assessed on all new graduate students.

Rehabilitation Services Administration:

WOU’s RCE program is currently receiving funding from Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), U.S. Department of Education to assist students with their tuition expenses. RSA scholarships cover a portion of the tuition and may be awarded for one or two years, depending upon continued funding. Not all admitted students are funded through RSA scholarships. To receive support through RSA, the recipient must commit to work for a state Vocational Rehabilitation Division (VRD) or a related agency through which the individual has a service arrangement with the State/Federal vocational rehabilitation agency to provide needed services to vocational rehabilitation consumers. For every academic year of scholarship support, RSA requires the recipient to work two years as a professional in the rehabilitation counseling field.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE):

Under this special program, students from the following states who are accepted into the Rehabilitation Counseling with the Deaf (RCD) option are allowed to waive out-of-state costs and pay in-state tuition: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Financial Aid:

Please visit the Financial Aid pages to learn more about the programs available for graduate students.

Graduate Student Assistantships:

If you pursue a Master of Science in Education program, full-time you may apply for an assistantship, a form of student employment that includes both salary and tuition remission for research or teaching services as part of your academic and professional training and development. If you want to learn more:

Read the official description of a graduate student assistantship

Examine the PDF job description for an assistantship

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The program is certified by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The RCD track has been selected by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) as an exemplary program in the 15 cooperating states that are part of this commission. Our faculty prides itself in being a National leader in Rehabilitation Counseling Education. Please let us know if we can help answer questions about this program, your career, or application requirements.

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"I've never had a bad experience with any faculty. They've all pushed me, challenged me, and made me a better person. I contribute a lot of my success to them. They genuinely care about your education and give you the time you need to do what you need to do," she said, adding that her professors are who she looks up to.

Alyssa McVay '12

MS in Rehabilitation Counseling

"The RCE faculty have been an enormous source of support to me. I cherish their humane attitude of caring and respect toward the students. I appreciate their vast knowledge and support of Deaf-related issues. I have immensely enjoyed the small class size of the program; it allowed students to discuss and share experiences, enhancing our textbook learning and giving us an opportunity to learn from one another."

Lior Azen

MS in Rehabilitation Counseling