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Psy.D. Tuition & Fees


The Psy.D. program is a 120-hour degree, including practicum and internships courses. For the ’20-’21 academic year, tuition is $1025 per credit hour.

Federal Student Loans

Tuition, housing and other expenses may be covered by federal student loans.

Federal loans for graduate school are available to most U. S. citizens (and eligible non-citizens) unless they have defaulted on previous student loans or have reached the lifetime limit (see Full-time Psy.D. students are usually eligible to borrow up to $138,500 per year.

Learn more about how to apply for federal aid.


The HRSA Grant grant funds at least 50 percent tuition scholarships to graduate students who are economically or educationally disadvantaged or for whom the cost of graduate school would represent a significant financial burden. Students selected to interview at Spalding will be able to complete a full application for the HRSA scholarship. A completed FAFSA is required to apply. Renewal of this grant is year-to-year depending upon congressional appropriations.

Graduate Assistantships

A number of graduate assistantships are available to support Psy.D. students through tuition assistance. The assistantships are awarded each year based on availability and student skills. Approximately 25% of full-time doctoral psychology students are funded by assistantships at some point in their training. Applicants requesting to be considered for a graduate assistantship will complete the application during the interview process.