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MS in Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling
Empowering individuals for sustainable living
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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.


The MS RMHC program requires 81-90 total credits. Starting fall term 2014, tuition will be $557 per graduate credit. Tuition and fee rates are determined by the Western Oregon University Administrative Rules for extended programs and are subject to change.

If you pursue a Master of Science in Education degree, you will take all of your courses on the WOU campus. For on-campus courses, tuition and fees are combined in a per-credit rate, currently $557. In addition to those fees, students taking 6 hours or more are assessed a $125.00 health service fee ($54 for summer).

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


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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