Admission Requirements

To enroll in a Master of Arts program, you must have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university. Each degree program has different requirements for admission. Read each program’s specific admission requirements.

To enroll in a doctoral degree program, you must have completed a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited university. As with the Master of Arts programs, the admission requirements differ. View each program’s specific admission requirements page.

Outstanding Student of the Year: Each year the Faculty Senate grants a tuition scholarship to the PsyD student they consider to be the person who most represents academic excellence, leadership, and service to the field of psychology.

J. Frank Rice Memorial Scholarship: This tuition scholarship is given each year to an outstanding PsyD student of color who values the pursuit of knowledge, serves the common good, and intends to become a clinical psychologist. Students may apply using the Scholarship Application.

James R. Gregg Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is given each year to a student who demonstrates determination, tenacity, personal growth, and commitment to serving others. To be considered for this award, PsyD students may apply using the Scholarship Application. Applications of the top three candidates, as selected by the Student Association, are forwarded to the Gregg family for final selection.

The Josephine Lyle Cowan and E. Garland Cowan, Sr., Memorial Scholarship:  Each year the Cowan Family Trust selects, from University of the Rockies nominations, a student who displays the qualities University of the Rockies expects of a professional psychologist, and who intends to provide some professional service to people in religious organizations. To be considered for this award, students may apply using the Scholarship Application.

The President's Diversity Scholarship: Can be awarded to as many as four full-time students in Denver per year. The value depends on the degree the student is pursuing. To be considered for this award, students may apply using the Scholarship Application.

Financial Services

For the purposes of financial aid, you may be eligible to apply for the following student financial aid programs:

  • Direct Loans (unsubsidized)
  • Direct Graduate PLUS Loans
  • Veterans Educational Benefits
  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • Employer reimbursement

You will need to do the following to apply for financial aid:

  • Obtain a pin number at and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Make sure to include the University of the Rockies school code: G35453;
  • Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling;
  • Review and sign the award letter; and
  • Complete any additional paperwork requested by the financial aid office.

  • Federal Student Aid Eligibility
    To be eligible for most types of financial aid, you must:

    • be accepted into a degree program*;
    • file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
    • be enrolled at least half-time in coursework that will count
    • towards the student’s degree each term;
    • maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress or meet probationary requirements (see SAP policy in the University of the Rockies Academic Catalog);
    • be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen;
    • have a valid Social Security Number;
    • register with the Selective Service (if required);
    • certify that no federal student loan is in a default status and no money is owed on a federal student grant; and
    • certify that use of federal student aid is only for educational purposes.

    *Students pursuing a Graduate Certificate program are not eligible for financial aid. Incarcerated students are not eligible for financial aid.

    Application Deadlines and Renewal of Aid
    The annual application priority deadline for financial aid is June 1. Applications will be accepted after this date but may not receive priority. Financial aid is not automatically renewed every year: you must re-apply by filing the FAFSA and other paperwork as necessary. The Master Promissory Note (MPN) is good for 10 years unless you change schools or lenders.

    Tuition Payment Policy

    Your tuition and fees are due according to the terms and conditions of your selected Payment Option. An exception may be made if you have completed all required financial aid paperwork prior to the start of the term and your financial aid is significant enough to cover all current term charges. There will also be a limited exception for those students using tuition reimbursement, military tuition assistance or direct bill as their method of payment. For students taking advantage of their Veterans benefits, payment is deferred for the first 60 days of continuous enrollment in a degree program. You are responsible for the amount that financial aid does not cover and it must be paid in full on or before the first week of the each course.

    Acceptable forms of payment are:

    • Cash
    • Personal check
    • Money order
    • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express)

    You are encouraged to speak to your Student Advisor if you are unable to pay the balance owed. University of the Rockies will withhold transcripts, degree verifications, and grade reports until accounts are paid in full.

    Consumer Information
    For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit our website.

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