UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Paying for graduate school can take many forms. A good place to start is reviewing actual tuition/fees found here. You can also use the estimated cost information found here: Estimated Cost of Attendance.
Then, it is helpful to look into Types of Aid. We've listed some specific resources here, too.
Talk with your adviser if you have questions, especially in regard to total number of credits required to keep financial aid and delay repayment status.
Current students can apply for five UWRF scholarships listed here. Apply during the Fall semester through the UWRF Financial Aid or application site. Look for announcements sent to the Counseling Program listserv and Facebook pages for deadlines.
Professional organizations such as the Wisconsin School Counseling Association also offer scholarships to counseling students. Check these out:
Grants may be an option for you. Currently, UWRF offers the following grants.
The purpose of this policy is to determine the conditions under which non-resident domestic and international students may receive tuition remission. Graduate students from out-of-state (not WI, not MN) may received $2000 of tuition remission over the first two semesters and $4000 annually over the next four semesters. To be eligible, graduate students must carry eight or more credits in a semester and maintain a 3.0 or greater GPA, This policy holds for fall/spring semesters only. Additional remission cannot occur in summer sessions or J-term. For additional details, see: https://www.uwrf.edu/Administration/Policy/upload/Tuition-Remission-AP-01-111.pdf
If you live in Minnesota, you can apply for reciprocity with your tuition. Find out more here.
The Financial Aid Office for UWRF provides a wealth of information and can assist with questions on funding your graduate studies. Additional educational loans and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be obtained here.
Each spring semester, the Counseling Program advertizes for 2 graduate assistant positions for the program. These positions start at the beginning of fall semester and run through the entire academic year to the end of spring semester. GAs work 12 hours per week on campus and are paid employees. Duties range from direct work with faculty and prospective students to filing and program maintenance. Join the Counseling Program listserv to find out more.
Loans require repayment, many times with an interest rate. There are many loans available, but the following is offered through a local bank.