In a typical year almost all graduate students in psychology receive a substantial amount of financial aid, which includes the remission of a substantial portion of your tuition costs plus a stipend for performing a job (e.g., teaching assistant, traineeship in departmental treatment programs for individuals diagnosed with mental illness or developmental disabilities).
MA psychology candidates received tuition remission
Amount tuition remission can cover of students costs
Students received stipends
You may assume graduate students take 15-16 units a semester, as undergraduates do. However, graduate students in psychology take only 6 to 8 units per semester.
For example, for the 2018-2019 academic year, the total tuition for graduate students taking 16 units (8 per semester) was $24,048 ($1,528/unit), but tuition remission covered 100% of the tuition costs.
During the second year of study, graduate students take 7 units per semester. Tuition remission will reduce these costs by 75% or more for most students. During the past five years, we have covered 100% of students' tuition during their second year of study.
Note: Like most U.S. universities, Pacific’s Board of Regents sets tuition each year. The board tries to keep increases as low as possible. In recent years, increases have averaged about 3 percent per year—less than most of our peers. Note that tuition and increases can vary between programs to meet specific needs.