Cost Estimates

The Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education offers quality education programs while keeping its costs as low as possible for the students. For students who sign enrollment agreements on or after January 1, 2023, OR whose enrollment period begins during the 2023 academic year, tuition is $525 per Credit hour + $31.50 / hour technology fee, + $26.25 / hour Administrative fees.  The chart below will help to explain the estimated program fees.

For all students whose enrollment period began prior to January 1, 2023, please download the following document for cost estimates:

Program Costs 2019-2022


Estimated Programmatic Costs And Fees
Effective January 1, 2023
*Program costs prior to January 1, 2023 may be different


Certificate – 1 year*

15 Credits

Masters – 2 years*

30 Credits

Doctorate – 3+ years*

60 credits

Total Credits @
$525 / credit 




Technology Fee    
$31.50 / credit 


Administrative fees
$26.25 / credit 







STRF Assessment Fee $2.50 per $1,000 of institutional charges is non-refundable


Graduation Fee







Total Costs




Residency Program costs

You are responsible for your own transportation and housing costs during the summer residency program. 

Total Estimated cost per semester.  

3 Semesters /  Year


2.5 semesters to completion.


5 semester minimum to completion.


10 Semesters minimum to completion.

Total Minimum Estimated Program costs




* –  Individual costs may vary depending on the time to complete the program. 

* –  Textbooks are an additional cost that varies from course to course and program to program.

* – STRF Fee: An STRF Fee is charged at the time of enrollment of $2.50 per $1,000 of institutional charges. 

* – Graduation fee: A graduation fee of $300 is charged to Master’s and Doctoral students in the final year of their program if they participate in the graduation ceremony or not. This fee covers the costs of the graduation and hooding ceremonies.  It includes printing of the graduation program and invitations to the graduation and the diploma. It also includes the audit of the transcript and publishing the final project or dissertation on the website. It does not include the costs of graduation regalia or the costs for guests attending the hooding ceremony.

Please note that any wire transfer fees your bank charges when making a wire payment should be paid by you directly to your bank. Alternatively, you may add the amount of the fee to your payment to the Graduate School.