The Master of Science in Palliative Care, Interprofessional Palliative Care Certificate, and Community Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program tuition is billed on a per credit hour basis. New tuition rates are established each spring and normally go into effect fall semester. ​The Certificate program is 12 credits, and the MS program is 33 credits. 

Tuition rates for the 2023-2024 academic year are
$767 per credit hour for Colorado and WRGP-approved MS and Certificate students 
$1,123 per credit hour for out-of-state MS and Certificate students 
$1,100 per credit hour for CHPM Fellowship Courses (in-state and out-of-state rate is the same) 

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

The Master of Science in Palliative Care and Interprofessional Palliative Care Certificate Program participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)​, which is a tuition-reciprocity arrangement with 15 participating states and 1 Commonwealth. The WRGP program allows students who are residents of these participating states to pay in-state tuition for the duration of their degree or certificate program. In addition to Colorado, the participating states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

WRGP tuition-reciprocity is available to all incoming students who qualify. Those wishing to apply for WRGP status must complete the WRGP Application and submit it to the Program Administrator upon admission to the program.

Questions about the WRGP program and application process can be directed to the Program Administrator at


Colorado Residency Requirements

An individual must have been domiciled in Colorado for one calendar year before he or she is entitled to in-state tuition. A domicile is a person's true, fixed, and permanent home. Having a domicile in Colorado involves more than mere physical presence or "residence" in the state. In order to establish a domicile for tuition purposes, there must be 1) physical presence for at least 12 months within the state along with 2) demonstrated intent to make Colorado one’s permanent home. Intent is demonstrated by several kinds of connections with the state dated one year prior to the beginning of classes. Please contact the Program Administrator for more details.​


Financial Aid

Information about financial aid and how to apply is available from the Financial Aid Office.

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