An education at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is an investment in not only your future, but the impact you will have in the lives of others. Tuition at BGSP is set at competitive rate, while providing a high-quality educational and personal experience.

Tuition and Fees


This section describes tuition and fees for programs taken for graduate credit. Fees for continuing education are listed with each program.  At BGSP, students are charged on a per-credit basis.

Program Tuition and Fees:

Tuition for all courses per credit$932
All Directed Research per credit$932
Group and Individual Supervision Flat Fee (111, 211, 331, 341, 351)$932
PT 611 Group Supervision Flat Fee$466
Therapy Center 1st Semester Flat Fee$450
Therapy Center Standard Flat Fee$750
One-Year Program tuition per semester$1,390
Course retake fee**$466

All School Fees:

Admission Application Fee$100
Registration Fee (per semester)$150
— One-Year Program Registration Fee (per semester)$75
Curriculum Support Fee (per semester)$360
Student Association Fee (per semester)$25
Technology Fee (per semester)
— All students except Psya.D. Hybrid/Accelerated$100
— Psya.D. Hybrid/Accelerated$500
Leave of Absence Fee*$150
— Library access during Leave requires Curriculum Support Fee$360
— Microsoft license and email during Leave require Technology Fee$100
Extended Payment Plan Fee$100
— Extended Payment Plan Fee Late Payment (per late payment)$15
Late Registration or Payment Fee$150
Returned Check Fee$40
Official Transcript of Student Record$15
Graduation Fee$150

Summer tuition and administrative fees:

Registration Fee$100
Returned Check Fee$40
Graduation Fee$150

*Students on approved leave of absence may maintain matriculation for up to two years by paying the maintenance of matriculation fee each semester.
**The retake fee applies when students are retaking for no credit a course that they have already passed, when they are already regularly enrolled in their minimum course requirements. Typically, any clinical case seminar is considered a course requirement and is not eligible for the retake fee.

BGSP assumes no liability for failure to provide educational or educational-related services due to causes beyond the School’s reasonable control. The Trustees of the School reserve the right to alter tuition and fees at their discretion, whenever deemed advisable. Tuition and fee rates are subject to change each year, typically effective at the start of a new academic year.


A student who submits a semester registration form, tuition, and fees and finds it necessary to withdraw writes a letter notifying the Program Director. A student who withdraws from the school prior to the start of classes is eligible to receive a full refund of tuition. Admission, registration, curriculum support fee, and late fees are non-refundable. Absence from class does not reduce financial obligation or guarantee that a final grade will not be recorded. The withdrawal date is the date the letter of withdrawal is received by the Program Director or registrar. The refund policy schedule is different from the extended payment plan and federal student loan schedules. Therefore, receiving federal student loans or making tuition payments according to extended payment plan deadlines does not ensure that a balance will not still be due if a student drops out. The tuition refund policy schedule for 2023-24 follows:

Approved drop in writing before the 1st class meeting:100% refund
Approved drop in writing before the 2nd class meeting:75% refund
Approved drop in writing before the 3rd class meeting:50% refund
Drop on or after the 4th class meeting:No refund

Cost of Attendance

An estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is used by the Financial Aid Office when processing applications for financial aid and student loans.  This estimate is based on average costs incurred in a specified program of study.  At BGSP, tuition is charged at a per-credit rate, so the costs will vary depending on your enrollment status (part-time vs. full-time).

When estimating the total cost of an education, consider both direct expenses and indirect expenses.  You are billed by the school for direct expenses, including costs such as your tuition and fees each semester. Indirect expenses include estimates and allowances for relevant educational expenses not paid directly to the school, such as books, training analysis, living expenses (off-campus housing, food, and transportation), and relevant personal expenses.

The estimates below are for Full-time students.  For information on the estimated Cost of Attendance for a part-time student, please contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@bgsp.edu or 617-277-3915.

For the 2024-25 academic year, the annual estimated cost of attendance for a Full-time student listed by program is:

Master of Arts in Psychoanalysis; CAGS in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Tuition = $19,572
Supervision Fees = $3,728
Other Fees = $1,270
Training Analysis = $4,800
Books/Supplies = $500
Living Expenses = $32,840

TOTAL estimated COA = $62,710

Doctor of Psychoanalysis; Certificate in Psychoanalysis

Tuition = $14,912
Supervision Fees = $5,000
Other Fees = $2,770
Training Analysis = $4,800
Books/Supplies = $500
Living Expenses = $32,840

TOTAL estimated COA = $60,822

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Tuition = $25,164
Supervision Fees = $3,728
Other Fees = $1,270
Training Analysis = $4,800
Books/Supplies = $500
Living Expenses = $32,840

TOTAL estimated COA = $68,302

Summer semester Tuition = $2,796
Supervision Fees = $140
Other Fees = $100
Living Expenses = $6,568
Summer TOTAL = $9,604

TOTAL estimated COA (with summer) = $77,906

Master of Arts in Psychoanalysis, Society and Culture; Doctor of Psychoanalysis in Psychoanalysis, Society and Culture   

Tuition = $22,368
Other Fees = $1,270
Training Analysis = $4,800
Books/Supplies = $500
Living Expenses = $32,840

TOTAL estimated COA = $61,778

Hybrid Accelerated PsyaD for Certified Analysts

Tuition = $14,912
Directed Research Fees = $1,864
Other Fees = $2,070
Books/Supplies = $500
Living Expenses = $9,600

TOTAL estimated COA = $28,946