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Scholarships and Tuition for Graduate Psychology

Tuition and Fees

See the Graduate Tuition page for the current cost per credit hour. This rate includes books and standard campus fees. Additional course fees may be required.


Alumni Grant

Amount Awarded:
One-time award of $300


  • An Avila Alumni 
  • See graduate department for more details.

Sirridge Counseling Psychology Scholarship

About the Scholarship:
This scholarship has been established in honor of Dr. Stephen T. Sirridge’s more than 30 years of service as Professor of Psychology at Avila University. The scholarship will be granted to a student showing promise of professional excellence.

Amount Awarded:
This non-renewable award is in the amount of $500 and will be credited directly to the recipient’s account.

The applicant must be a “Student in Good Standing” in Avila University’s MSCP Program. The student must have completed the Candidacy process with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Criteria for Selection:
Academic achievement as shown by GPA.  
Quality of essay. The student will complete a two-three page, double-spaced essay. The theme of this essay is the following: “Discuss several challenges facing practitioners in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.”

You can check with the graduate psychology program office to apply for graduate assistantships. You can also see if your company has a tuition reimbursement program.

Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Avila’s school code is: 002449. We encourage you to do this online at You will need to complete this every year to be qualified for Financial Aid. You are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after Jan. 1. However, the priority deadline to submit your FAFSA is March 1.

Many psychology students enroll in summer courses so be sure to discuss aid for summer courses with the financial aid office. 

All Graduate Studies

The Avila Promise

  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • Up to $1,000 Travel Award


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