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Genetic Counseling Graduate Program

Costs & Financial Aid

The UW Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is a self-sustaining, fee-based program administered by the UW Department of Medicine’s Division of Medical Genetics in partnership with UW Continuum College.


Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for resident (Washington state) students and nonresident students. Students also pay mandatory university fees each quarter, including registration, technology and U-PASS fees. Based on current rates, the total cost of these fees over the six quarters of the program is estimated to be approximately $2,700. Payment is due by the third Friday of the quarter. Costs for textbooks and other course materials are extra.

The estimate below is based on 2022–2023 rates. Fees are subject to annual increases.

Cost per credit $1,195
Total number of credits required 66
Estimated total course fees $78,870

Financial Aid

Students in the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program can apply for various forms of financial aid to help cover their educational costs, including federal financial aid, scholarships and loans. For more information, visit the fee-based programs page of the Office of Student Financial Aid website. Fee-based students are not eligible for tuition exemptions or University grants.

Graduate Student Funding

The Graduate School’s Office of Fellowships & Awards is a resource for students seeking information about fellowships, awards and assistantships.

The Graduate Funding Information Service assists UW graduate students in their search for funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses. GFIS representatives host workshops, post funding announcements and meet one-on-one with students.