Counseling Psychology (MS, MFT, PCC) Tuition and Aid

Here you will find tuition and fees, as well as options and opportunities to pay for your graduate education. 

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fee rates for the 2020-2021 academic year are outlined below. If your program is longer than one academic year, your tuition and fee rates in future years may increase. Your costs may also be different if you enroll in a different number of units each semester than the tracks outlined below.

For questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid. Also, review our financial aid and business services policies.

MS Counseling Psychology -  2.5 Year Track*

Semester Fall 1 Spring 1 Fall 2 Spring 2 Fall 3 Total
Tuition Rate per Unit $1,170 $1,170 $1,170 $1,170 $1,170  
Enrollment 9 units 9 units 9 units 8 units 8 units 43 Units
Total Tuition $10,530 $10,530 $10,530 $9,360 $9,360 $50,310
Campus Comp Fee $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $1,050
Technology Fee $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $250
Total Cost $10,790 $10,790 $10,790 $9,620 $9,620 $51,610

*The program may be completed sooner or later depending on the number of courses a student chooses to take each semester.

MS Counseling Psychology with concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) or Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) - 3 Year Track*

Semester Fall 1 Spring 1 Fall 2 Spring 2 Fall 3 Spring 3 Total
Tuition Rate per Unit $1,170 $1,170 $1,170 $1,170 $1,170 $1,170  
Enrollment 10 units 10 units 10 units 10 units 10 units 10 units 60 Units
Total Tuition $11,700 $11,700 $11,700 $11,700 $11,700 $11,700 $70,200
Campus Comp Fee $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $1,260
Technology Fee $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $300
Total Cost $11,960 $11,960 $11,960 $11,960 $11,960 $11,960 $71,760

*The program may be completed sooner or later depending on the number of courses a student chooses to take each semester.

Financial Aid: Scholarships, Grants, Loans and Work-Study

There are many ways to afford a graduate education. Here are just a few: 

Scholarships and grants are types of aid that do not have to be repaid and that can help to directly reduce your tuition expenses. 

Scholarships Eligibility Requirement Amount
Masters of Counseling Psychology Scholarship 3.25 GPA $2,000
for each term

Counseling Psychology Scholarship

Award Amount

If selected, a recipient will receive $2,000 each term the student is enrolled in at least six (6) units for up to a total of 3 years.

Criteria

These scholarships are reserved for academically-strong students who are passionate about the field of counseling and require financial assistance to pursue a graduate education. 

Students must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

  • A 3.25 GPA for the last 60 units of undergraduate or graduate coursework
  • Passion for the field of counseling as demonstrated in the Statement of Purpose and Autobiography.
  • Financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA
  • Current applicant to the MS Counseling Psychology Program

How to Apply

To be eligible for a Counseling Psychology scholarship, students must apply by the priority admission deadline and complete the following:

The scholarship committee will review all eligible applications and award scholarships based on the above criteria. When a student is awarded a scholarship, they have two weeks after notification to submit an admission deposit.

If the deposit is paid and then the student defers to a subsequent term of enrollment, the scholarship will be cancelled and another recipient will be selected. The student may be reconsidered for the scholarship in the subsequent term if funds are available and another application is submitted.

Visit Outside Scholarships to learn more about local, public and private scholarships. Good luck!

Federal loans are available to help graduate students meet the cost of attending Dominican. Most graduate students are eligible for up to $20,500 each award year in Unsubsidized Stafford Loans. Additional federal and private loans are available if needed.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a FAFSA and a Dominican Financial Aid Application. Federal loans will be included in your financial aid award. 

Learn about what types of loans are available on the Graduate Loans page.

Work-Study is an optional form of self-help aid that allows students to apply for on-campus employment (or off-campus work with one of our community service partners) to earn extra money toward their college expenses. 

How to Apply

To be considered for Federal Work-Study, submit a FAFSA and contact the Office of Financial Aid. To learn about other opportunities, visit our Work-Study page.