How do I pay for school?

You’ve researched the field of Genetic Counseling and you’ve looked into graduate programs. You're interested in pursuing Genetic Counseling as a possible career. The next thing to consider is how you’re going to pay for graduate school.

What can I expect to pay for an advanced degree in Genetic Counseling?

Tuition varies from school to school. Total tuition for 2 year genetic counseling programs can range from $23,000 to $60,000. When budgeting and applying to graduate programs it’s important to note that some schools have different tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students. In addition to tuition, other expenses to plan for include money for food, rent, transportation and books, which can also vary a lot from school to school.

How will I pay for it?

The rising costs of education can seem scary but there are many types of financial assistance and work-study options that can help to make this the education you need possible, including:

Financial Aid

Scholarships & Grants

Loans (federal and institutional)


Parents & Family