Tuition and Aid

Delivering high-quality graduate programs takes a comprehensive support system. Your investment in an advanced degree includes those services and personnel that partner with you in pursuit of higher education. Below is a detailed breakdown of the fees associated with the benefits and services included in your degree program.

Department of Clinical Psychology

Tuition and Fees
Psychology Doctorate (PsyD) (per unit)$1,157
Audit (per unit)half-price tuition

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All stated financial information is subject to change. Please consult with the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services, located in the Student Services Center (SSC), at (626) 815-2020 for the most current and controlling information.

Financial Aid

Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students. The resources range from federal loans and state grants to, for some graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships. For details about financial aid available for your program, please contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services at (626) 815-4570.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.


The Ledbetter Foundation Scholarship for Integrated Psychology

The Department of Clinical Psychology has been awarded an initial grant of $360,000 from the Terry and Laurie Ledbetter Foundation for The Ledbetter Foundation Scholarship for Integrated Psychology. First year students who have been nominated by a faculty member are invited to apply. The grant funds up to three doctor of psychology students per year who meet program criteria, which includes goals for clinical practice and research that integrate psychoanalytic psychotherapy and Christian theology and spirituality. In addition to maintaining a 3.7 GPA, scholarship students will participate in a monthly mentoring group and complete a sequence of courses focused on integrating religion and spirituality into clinical practice as well as a sequence of courses to develop clinical competencies in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Through the scholarship program, students will develop vocational and professional goals that apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities they have learned through the scholarship program to their chosen area of research and professional practice.

For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Clement Tisdale, Program Coordinator, at or 626-815-6000 ext. 5205.

Project Expand Scholarship

The Department of Clinical Psychology has been awarded a three-year, $1.4M award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) focused on further equipping graduate psychology doctoral students with quality interdisciplinary, integrated behavioral health training and practicum experiences specific to addressing co-occurring disorders (CODs—a mental health condition and a substance use disorder) in community care settings, including school wellness centers, in high need and high demand areas for clinical psychology services. The goal of the grant, named Project Expand, is to provide up to ten (10) students with 1-year training and practicum opportunities in settings that serve adults with CODs and adolescent youth at risk for the development of CODs. Interested students who are in the second year or above within the PsyD program can apply. If awarded, students will receive a $25,000 scholarship stipend to defray living expenses during doctoral training.

For more information, contact Rachel Castaneda, PhD, MPH and PI, at or Dr Samuel Girguis, PsyD and Co-PI, at

PsyD Teaching and Research Assistantships

Funds are allocated to provide two Teaching-Research Assistantships (TRAs) each academic year per cohort throughout the program. TRAs receive a $9,000 scholarship per year, available up to four years for a total of $36,000. TRAs must provide 8 hours of service per week in the Department of Clinical Psychology from September through June of each academic year.

Preference is given to applicants who evidence strong academic credentials (high GPA and GRE scores, in particular), financial need, and cultural knowledge and language skills that facilitate the provision of psychological services in an underserved community and commitment to provide psychological services in an underserved community following graduation. Applications for the assistantships and criteria for evaluation of applications are available in the Department of Clinical Psychology.

Note: This information is current for the 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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