Costs & Financial Aid


The Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment is a self-sustaining, fee-based program administered by the UW Department of Psychology in collaboration with UW Continuum College.

Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for resident (Washington state) and non-resident students. The estimate below is based on 2017-2018 rates and is subject to change without notice.

Cost per credit: $692
Number of credits required: 36
Estimated total course fees: $24,912

In addition to course fees, students pay required student fees each quarter, including registration, U-PASS, and technology fees. There may be additional costs for textbooks and other course materials, as well as travel expenses associated with getting to and from the practicum site. All fees are due by the third Friday of the quarter. 

Financial Aid 

Students can apply for various forms of financial aid to help cover their educational costs, including federal financial aid, scholarships and loans. For more information, visit the fee-based programs page of the Office of Student Financial Aid website. Students in fee-based programs are not eligible for tuition exemptions or University grants.

Note: We encourage you to start exploring how you will fund your education early — even before you apply to the master's program.  You can apply for federal financial aid starting October 1, and awards are made until funds are depleted. Many other funding programs have application deadlines in December and January. 

Funding Opportunities

The Graduate Funding Information Service assists UW graduate students in their search for funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses. GFIS representatives host workshops, post funding announcements and meet one-on-one with students. helps connect Washington state students with in-state scholarship opportunities.   

Employer Assistance

Some employers will cover all or part of the cost of a professional education. Check with your employer to see if such a program is available.