CMHC Program Costs

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Cost Estimate

Estimated Expenses and Aid:Full-Time

Tuition (2021-22): 90 credits at $663 per credit

$59,670 (12 quarters)

Scholarship Award Range

^Totals do not include fees or books.
  1. Your graduate tuition is billed differently than undergraduate tuition. You are only expected to pay for the credits you are enrolled in each quarter plus any fees.
  2. Compare more than just cost. While cost is very important, it shouldn’t be the sole factor in choosing a program. Consider value of a program including the quality and reputation of an institution, program structure, personal fit, professional outcomes, and scholarships awarded. Program specific comparisons include:
    1. Does the program offer licensure preparation for LMHCA/LMHC and Washington State substance use disorder certification?
    2. Is the program built around inclusive and collaborative cohorts?
    3. Is the program approved by the by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)?
    4. Is the program centered around flexible scheduling and classes after 4pm with some hybrid and online classes offered?
    5. Is the program mission focused with an emphasis on social justice?
    6. Do they have an added addiction studies license available?
  3. Explore outside avenues. While Seattle University has scholarships available for students, additional support may be found from outside agencies. Explore a few options here, then conduct your own search. For veterans, we are a Yellow Ribbon School.
  4. File for financial aid. Students need to submit a FAFSA so that our financial aid office can determine eligibility for loans and scholarships. International students are not eligible for federal funding or Seattle University’s scholarships. More information can be found here. Undocumented students should consult Student Financial Services prior to submitting a FAFSA. Additional resources for DACA students may be found here.

We understand this is a significant decision and we want to be a resource for you. Our goal is to help you learn more about our program and how it fits your educational and professional needs.