Cost of Attendance
The tuition at Southwestern College for 2021-22 is a competitive $600 per quarter unit. As a private institution, there is no difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.
Total tuition will vary each quarter depending on the number of quarter units taken.
- Full time students take 9 or more quarter units
- Part time students take 4.5 quarter units
If you are interested in the Cost of Attendance for the distance learning M.A. in Art Therapy for Clinical Professional program click here. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Cost of Attendance for the MA Consciousness in Action program.
The Cost of Attendance for our other Master’s degree programs are below. In the M.A. in Counseling program there are 97 quarter units, making tuition for the entire program $57,230. In the MA in Art Therapy/Counseling program there are 98 quarter units (60 semester hours) making tuition for the entire program $57,820. Each program has a $190 education resource fee paid out quarterly. Tuition increases typically occur on an annual basis in the Fall quarter.
Other costs are estimated for 2019-20 based on the local Santa Fe economy and take into account that almost 20% of our student body commute from Albuquerque, Taos or the surrounding area.
$600.00 per unit: M.A. Counseling degree is 97 quarter units; M.A. Art Therapy / Counseling is 98 quarter units; M.A. Art Therapy for Clinical Professionals is 58 units and the MA Consciousness in Action program is 47 quarter units
Students can choose to enroll full-time (2.5 years), three-quarter time (3 years) or part-time (3.5 years or 4 years) in the MA in Counseling and the MA in Art Therapy/Counseling program and three quarter time in the MA Art Therapy for Clinical Professionals program for 2 years and for the MA Consciousness in Action program 1 or 2 years. The annual tuition cost is based on the program plan and length of the program you choose (because tuition increases each year).
|Fees||$50.00 Application fee (New students only)|
|Room and Board||
$18,554 per academic year* ($4,638.50 per quarter)
This number is an average based on singles, couples and families renting rooms, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom apartments and houses. Actual costs will vary depending on your situation. See our Relocation Packet for information on local rentals.
|Books and Supplies||$1,870 per academic year* ($467.50 per quarter)
|Transportation||$2,896 per academic year*($724 per quarter)
|Misc. Expenses||$2,500 per academic year*($625 per quarter)
|Personal Therapy||$1,300 per academic year*($325 per quarter)
|Child or Dependent Care||Actual Cost up to $3,000 maximum|
|Computer Expense||Actual cost up to $1,000|
|Disability-related Expenses||Determined on a case-by-case basis. No maximum.|
|Educational Resource Fee||
$190.00 per quarter
Determined on a case-by-case basis. No maximum.
|Loan Origination Fees||
1.057% effective October 1, 2020
* Based on attending 4 quarters. Some students attend 3 quarters per academic year.
Full Time = 9 units or more/quarter Part Time = 4.5 units/quarter