This is an Extended Campus program, which means:
Program tuition for the 2018-19 academic year (which runs Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) is $405 per credit hour. Tuition for the 2019-20 academic year will be determined mid-June 2019.
Instructional materials will vary by course, but will average approximately $150 per course over the life of the program.
The Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies is awarded a five year grant (2015-2020) from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to establish the Preparation for Interpreters in Educational Settings (#H325K150213).
Between 2015-2020, up to 30 qualifying students will be rewarded a two-year scholarship (~$28,000) which
The OSEP scholarship will be offered to qualifying students who declares the Educational Interpreting emphasis area and are beginning their upper division coursework (Year 3 and 4) of the ASLEI - Educational Interpreting program.
The grant is awarded through a competitive process and requires a four-year service obligation with an IDEA-eligible student(s) in exchange for the OSEP sponsorship. Prior to applying for the OSEP scholarship, make sure to review the frequently asked questions. If you are awarded the scholarship and do not (a) complete the bachelor's degree within the two years of sponsorship or (b) provide four years of service to an IDEA eligible student(s), you must repay all the OSEP monies expended on your education to date.
Students who cannot pay for tuition alone are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid. Students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA priority filing date for each academic year (a Fall-Spring-Summer cycle which begins each August) is March 1, although the form is now available by October 1 of the previous year and requests tax information from the year prior. For example, the FAFSA form for aid for the 2019-20 school year is released on Oct. 1, 2018, and is based off of 2017 tax return information.
Late submissions of the FAFSA are still accepted throughout the school year but you may not be considered for the maximum amount of aid. If the March priority deadline has passed for the upcoming/current school year, we encourage you to apply for FAFSA consideration as soon as you enroll for your first courses. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to submit an application for the current academic year and an early/priority application for the following academic year.
Bachelor's students require enrollment in a minimum of 6 credits per academic term for financial aid eligibility. Full time enrollment is based on 12 credits.
Fill out the FAFSA form at https://fafsa.ed.gov/
Students can also find helpful information such as the Guide to Federal Student Aid at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources. Most of the resources are available in English, Spanish, and Braille.
The University of Northern Colorado offers a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) to all degree-seeking students who enroll in courses on our main UNC Campus, an Extended Campus Center, or Online.
Degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in 9 or more credit hours will automatically receive this benefit each term. SHIP premiums will appear on your semester bill. If you have comparable insurance coverage, and do not want to be charged for SHIP coverage, you must opt out of this plan each Fall via an online waiver process.
Please visit the UNC Student Health Insurance pages for more information about the insurance plan.
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"The ASLEI program is top notch and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of it! The instructors are AMAZING and the amount of time they invest in each student by providing detailed feedback, support and encouragement is a true gift. This program has challenged me to strive to be the best interpreter that I can be for those that I have the privilege to work with."
– Sharnett Thomas Barker, ASLEI online program student
"As a working educational interpreter, this program was the best fit for me professionally! The content discussed in each class applied to my work and the professors were phenomenal. They challenged me to set high standards for myself and encouraged me along the way. If anyone is considering this bachelors program – go ahead and take the plunge, you will not be disappointed!"
– Jenna Thornwall, ASLEI online program graduate
"I grew up interpreting within my family. When I decided to become an interpreter, I felt that I should understand the theory, the culture and the language, so that I would be able to grow in my career and not plateau."
– Janina Witteborg, ASLEI online program graduate
"I had a good support system with my peers, and the educators are well known through the interpreting community, so their reputation preceded them. They all have published work and I was able to really connect with several of them."
– Tiffany Harding, ASLEI online program graduate