Tuition and Financial Aid


A student’s Cost of Attendance comprises tuition charges each academic year plus the living expense budget. The total financial aid awarded may not exceed a student’s Cost of Attendance.

2021 – 2022 Tuition Charges and Program Fees

ProgramPer Unit Rate3 Units6 UnitsTotal Approximate Cost
$61,200 – 81,600
$105,400 – 115,600
$57,800 – 62,900

Total cost will vary depending on the number of units taken over the course of the program.

All tuition rates are subject to an annual increase of 2-5%. To calculate an estimated Cost of Attendance, visit our tuition calculator.

  • For the online Master of Arts in Psychology program, select MA in Psychology (Online Format).
  • For the online Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, select MA in Clinical Psychology (Online Format).
  • For the online Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis, select MS in Applied Behavior Analysis (Online Format).

To complete the calculation, enter the number of units you plan to take each session.

Financial Aid

Financial aid, including loans and scholarships, is offered to assist with funding of the program. Most Pepperdine University GSEP students apply for federal student aid.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: Most graduate students are potentially eligible to receive up to $20,500 per academic year.

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: This credit-based loan is a supplement to the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. The maximum loan amount is the student’s cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received.

Private education loans are also available to students who require additional financial assistance. Students are encouraged to seek outside scholarship funding as well. Please note that some awards require that specific criteria be met for consideration. The total aid awarded in loans and scholarships may not exceed a student’s total Cost of Attendance.

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Financial Aid Application Process

Financial aid may take several weeks to process; therefore, students are encouraged to apply for financial aid at least eight weeks prior to the cohort start date. Students must reapply for financial aid each academic year. 

To be eligible for federal student aid, an applicant must:

  • Be a US citizen or resident alien.
  • Not be in student loan default.
  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time to borrow federal loans.

Loan Repayment

For general information about student loan repayment, to access loan repayment calculators, and to learn more about loan forgiveness or income-driven repayment plans, please visit the US Department of Education loan repayment information page.

For more information about applying for financial aid, visit the GSEP financial aid web page.