PsyD Clinical Psychology Financial Aid & Tuition


Tuition: $30,468

Books & Supplies: $4,000
Laptop Computer: $2,000

The figures above approximate the need of a first year clinical psychology student for tuition, books and supplies for the 2013-2014 academic year.


Need-based aid in the form of loans, work-study, and other funding is available to those who demonstrate financial need. Visit the financial aid pages.

The following sources of financial aid are available to clinical psychology students, though not all students will receive all types. The School typically offers about 87 assistantships and service scholarships, ranging from $1,200 to $4,000 per year.

Service Scholarships

These are competitive single or multiple year scholarships offered to selected students. Award amounts vary. Continuation of this scholarship is contingent on: continuous full-time enrollment, maintaining satisfactory standing in the program, and documented performance in the diversity. Multi-year scholarships are awarded at the time of formal notification of admission. Information on how to apply is included in the application for admission.


A limited number of graduate assistantship positions are offered to outstanding applicants each year at the time of formal notification of admission. Students receiving a graduate assistantship assist one of our full-time faculty for approximately seven hours per week in a variety of roles. These positions pay $3,000 per academic year.

Continuing students may apply for teaching assistantships which pay $1,200 per term.

Federal Work-Study

These funds allow eligible students to work on campus or in the community. Indicate your interest when filling out the FAFSA application. The FASFA must be processed by March 1 to qualify for Federal Work Study.

Federal Direct Loan Program

Doctoral students can borrow up to $35,778 in unsubsidized loans. Funds come from the US Department of Education and the interest rate is fixed at 6.8%. The maximum lifetime borrowing limit is $224,000 of which $65,500 can be subsidized.

Other Loan Resources

Alternative Loans

These are loans offered by lenders and institutions for educational expenses. These loans are not guaranteed student loans. Lenders and institutions have varying credit approval criteria that must be met by loan applicants. These loans have a variable interest rate.

Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans

These loans are also offered by the US Department of Education for educational expenses and have varying credit approval criteria that must be met by the loan applicants. These loans are fixed at 7.9%.


If you have any questions about financial aid, budgeting, repayment, or other education-related financial concerns, please contact the Financial Aid Office:


FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

It is very important that you submit this form to the federal government as soon as possible after January 1st.

Be sure to have a copy sent to Pacific University (Federal School Code 003212).

Do not wait to be accepted into a program to apply for financial aid and do not wait until you have filed your income tax returns with the IRS. You should either estimate your income - you will have a chance to correct errors later - or complete your tax returns early. If you wait, it will delay the processing.

You can also fill out a web-based version of the FAFSA. Step-by-step instructions are provided on this site.

Filling out the FAFSA online allows you to get your Student Aid Report (SAR) sooner than with the paper application, and your FAFSA will be more accurate, since the online form has built-in edit checks to catch simple errors.