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Sport & Exercise Science MS – Sport Administration EMphasis – Tuition, Financial Aid & Health Insurance

Tuition

This is an Extended Campus program, which means:

  • A flat per-credit tuition rate for all students (in-state or out-of-state)
  • There are no student fees – they are incorporated into our flat tuition rate
  • Certain courses may carry specific course fees for additional services and materials

Program tuition for the 2017-18 academic year (which runs Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) is $555 per credit hour. Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year will be determined June 2018.

Financial Aid

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 2018-19 school year is released on Oct. 1, 2017, and is based off of 2016 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.

Master's and Educational Specialist degree students require a minimum of 5 credits per academic term for financial aid eligibility. Full time enrollment is based on 9 credits.

To apply for federal financial aid assistance

Fill out the FAFSA form at https://fafsa.ed.gov/

For more specific help, Extended Campus degree-seeking students may contact Adrina Pawlak in Financial Aid at OFA.Extended@unco.edu, 970-351-2502, or via the UNC Financial Aid website.

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.

Student Health Insurance

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 graduate students enrolled in 6 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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Snapshot

Credits Required:
30
Time to Completion:
12-15 months
Tuition:
$555/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Alan Morse, PhD

970-351-1722

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What Students Say

Seth Tjaden

“The UNC master’s program proved to be a tremendous asset to my growth within the Sport Administration field. The program not only teaches theoretical aspects of Sport Administration but more importantly teaches you how to utilize those theories in the field. Another great aspect is how they schedule the program with the working person in mind, allowing you to pursue the degree as you continue to work.”

– Seth Tjaden, US Air Force Academy Athletics

Terry Anderson

“I chose the Sport Administration program because I had heard that this was one of the top programs in the country. My professors provided an outstanding education where they were able to share their real life experience and didn’t just teach us out of a book. The program was challenging and they kept us engaged because we used the knowledge and tools we acquired on projects we completed for sports organizations.”

– Terry Anderson, Program Coordinator, Aims Community College

Lisa Elson

“The design of the UNC program and the attentiveness of the faculty provided a great opportunity for me to earn my masters while working full time for the U.S. Olympic Committee. The coursework enabled me to understand how theories and what we learn in the classroom can be useful in my career. The broad life experiences the professors bring to the classroom really added to the quality of education I received.”

– Lisa Elson, Coordinator International Games, US Olympic Committee

Alex Yack

“­When I was deciding on where to get my Sport Administration Master’s degree, I was looking for several things: the experience of the faculty, convenience, and a small class size.  The University of Northern Colorado’s Sport & Exercise Science department checked all of these boxes.  During my time in the program I was challenged to think outside of the box, and given the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of classmates.  I can truly say my degree from UNC made it possible for me to get to where I am today.”

– Alex Yack, Assistant Athletics Director, Texas Tech University