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Cost of Attendance

For purposes of calculating eligibility for financial aid, MSP estimates the annual Cost of Attendance (COA) based on allowable projected expenses. The COA calculation includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, estimated loan fees, and other indirect expenses such as room and board, transportation, personal and miscellaneous expenses. All students will receive the same allowances for each expense category, excluding tuition and fees. The COA establishes the total amount of financial aid that may be available.

*Students may choose to seek financial aid only for the direct costs of tuition and fees, highlighted in bold below. MSP reserves the right to adjust the Financial Aid Award based on actual enrollment.

Adjustments for COA may be made on a case-by-case basis to cover extraordinary expenses, such as child care or medical costs. Students may request a COA evaluation by providing current documentation of expenses with a written explanation of unusual circumstances to the Financial Aid Office.

Federally required statistics and information for the Applied Behavior Analysis certificate are available here. That disclosure contains the full cost of completing the certificate.  Whereas the COA listed below includes only the first year (three semesters) of the certificate.

2019-2020 COA (September – July)

*Students may choose to seek financial aid only for the direct costs of tuition and fees.

  Part-time Masters Yr 1
18 credits
Part-time Masters Yr 2
29 credits
Full-time Masters
47 credits
ABA Certificate 19-20 Cohort
Yr 1 11 credits
Full-time Doctoral
36 credits
Tuition and Fees* $13,074* $22,830* $35,124* $8,413* $43,635*
Books & Supply $2,075 $2,075 $4,022 $1,368 $2,547
Room & Board $16,775 $16,775 $16,775 $16,775 $16,775
Personal Misc. $7,250 $7,250 $7,250 $7,250 $7,250
Transportation $1,462 $2,923 $4,385 $730 $3,115
Estimated Loan Fees $220 $220 $2,236 0 $2,477
Total Estimated COA per year $40,856 $52,073 $69,792 $34,536 $75,799