Clinical Psychology PhD Costs & Financial Aid

Total tuition and fees start at $39,883 for students in the Clinical Psychology PhD program in 2022-2023. 

The Pacific University Financial Aid Office establishes the Cost of Attendance, which reflects an estimate of what it will cost to attend Pacific for one year. The Cost of Attendance reflects direct costs, such as tuition and fees, as well as estimated indirect costs, such as books, transportation, and monthly living expenses. The Cost of Attendance is used to determine a students's eligibility for need-based financial aid resources.


Cost of Attendance Information


A laptop computer is required for all graduate and professional students. More information about the laptop recommendations for students can be found at the following link: Computer Recommendations. Students do not have to purchase a new laptop if they own a laptop that fulfills the recommendations.

Apply for Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid in the form of federal loans and work opportunities is available to students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible to allow the Financial Aid Office to provide you with financing options and payment information.

Assistantships & Scholarships

Students obtain Research Assistant position for years one and two of study. 

Continuing students may apply for teaching assistantships.

Information on SGP program-specific scholarships can be found here.

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 FAFSA must be processed by March 1 to qualify for Federal Work Study.

Federal Loans

Federal loans are available to United States citizens and eligible noncitizens who are enrolled at least half-time in a degree program at Pacific University. Eligibility is determined by the information you provide on the FAFSA. A Repayment Estimator is available at

Other 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 U.S. Department of Education for educational expenses and have varying credit approval criteria that must be met by the loan applicants. 

Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program

If you are Native Hawaiian and interested in serving in medically underserved areas in Hawai'i after graduation, you might be interested in the following program: The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP) addresses access to health care by developing a Native Hawaiian health care workforce of professionals committed to serve the unique health needs of Hawaiian communities. The program recruits and nurtures professionals in-training for primary health care disciplines and specialties most needed to deliver quality, culturally competent health services to Native Hawaiians throughout the State of Hawai‘i. Please visit their website for details and deadlines as they are not affiliated with Pacific University. 


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