Tuition and Financial Aid

Thanks to the remarkably generous contributions of both private donors and alumni, the Clinical Program is able to provide significant financial aid to its admitted students. Especially in the first year in the Program, when tuition is at its highest, the Program will guarantee to cover most, if not all, of your in-state tuition expenses, and will make every effort to provide further assistance if you are an out of state or international student. While financial aid is not guaranteed in subsequent years, we make it a top priority to work with you in providing some combination of stipends, work study, teaching assistantships and, in your later years of the Program, Clinical Fellowships. Tuition aid in years 2-5 of the program is in large part based on financial need, so advanced students interested in financial aid will need to complete a short financial aid form each year. Should you be invited to interview for the Program, please feel free to contact our DCT, Steve Tuber, to discuss your financial aid situation.


2023 - 2024

Doctoral Tuition, Per Semester
Tuition In-State
Tuition Out-of-State, International

Level 1



Level 2



Level 3



Tuition Levels

First Level: The first forty-five credits of graduate work, fully earned and evaluated, which may include approved advanced standing transfer credits, and completion of the first examination.

Second Level: From the semester following completion of forty-five credits, fully earned and evaluated, and successful completion of the first examination to advancement to candidacy.

Third Level: From the semester following advancement to candidacy through completion of the degree. 

Other Costs of Attendance

The costs of pursuing full-time doctoral study are not, of course, restricted to the tuition and fee charges alone. An expense budget for the period September-May, drawn from government data in accordance with both federal and University regulations, appears below. 

Single Independent Student

Books and Supplies - Academic Year $1,179

Housing (including rent/utilities) - Academic Year $14,850 

FoodAcademic Year $3000 

TransportationAcademic Year $986

PersonalAcademic Year $5,031

Refunds for Withdrawal and Leave

Each student registration, once classes have begun and regardless of whether or not the student has paid tuition at the point of registration, constitutes a financial obligation to the State of New York that cannot be rescinded. Any leave of absence or withdrawal from an academic program or individual courses must be requested by the student in writing. All students who are administratively withdrawn from classes will receive a grade of "WA" and are fully tuition liable. Withdrawal requests submitted after classes have begun but before the deadline for program changes will entitle the student to a partial adjustment in tuition, according to the City University's established remission policies.  

Remission of Tuition and Fees

Student Liability and Refund Policy: Students are liable for the full amount of their tuition and fees, regardless of whether they receive expected financial aid, loans, or other financial support. The student activity fees and other non-tuition charges cannot be refunded. Refunds of tuition must be based upon a timely written official withdrawal from classes. Such refunds are allowed only in accordance with a limited schedule established by City University policy. A student not entitled to a refund, even if withdrawn from classes is fully liable for any unpaid tuition and fees.

A student is entitled to a full refund of tuition and noninstructional fees (where applicable) in the event that courses are cancelled or a student's registration is cancelled by the Graduate Center or one of the senior colleges. In the event of a student's withdrawal, a proportionate refund of tuition may be granted if valid reasons for withdrawal are presented. Formal application must be made. Upon approval of a written application, proportionate refund of tuition may be made as follows:

  • before the official starting day of classes for the semester -- 100%
  • within one week of the official starting day of classes for the semester -- 75%
  • within two weeks of the official starting day of classes for the semester -- 50%
  • within three weeks of the official starting day of classes for the semester -- 25%
  • subsequent to the third week after the official starting day of classes for the semester -- none

This schedule is not applicable to withdrawals due to military, Peace Corps, or leaves for other national service, and is subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. 

New York State Residency - Petition for Change of Residency

For the purposes of determining tuition charges, a student is considered a resident of the State of New York if the student has his or her principal place of abode in the State of New York for a period of at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the semester with respect to which the residency determination is made; states an intention to live permanently and maintain a principal place of abode in New York State; and, generally, is not in the United States on any temporary visa. Residence in a dormitory, hotel, or other temporary housing facility does not in itself establish New York State residency. 

All students requesting a change of residency status must submit a City University Residency Form no later than the end of the third week of classes of the semester for which the change is to be effective. For more information, contact our program administrator.

Last Updated: 01/29/2024 10:53