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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$830
All Directed Research per credit$830
Group and Individual Supervision Fee (331, 341, 351, 111, 211)$830
Therapy Center 1st Semester Fee$415
Therapy Center Standard Fee$600
One-Year Program tuition$1,200

All School Fees:

Admission Application Fee$100
Registration Fee (per semester)$100
Curriculum Support Fee (per semester)$360
Student Association Fee (per semester)$25
One-Year Program Registration Fee (per semester)$50
Technology Fee (distance learning programs only – per semester)$500
Extended Payment Plan Fee$75
Late Payment Fee$100
Returned Check Fee$25
Maintenance of Matriculation Fee*$100
Official Transcript of Student Record$20
Graduation Fee$100
Course Retake Fee**$425

*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 a student is retaking for no credit a course that s/he has already passed, when the student is already regularly enrolled in his or her 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.


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 2020-21 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, 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 2020-21 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 = $17,430
Supervision Fees = $3,320
Other Fees = $1,020
Training Analysis = $4,800
Books/Supplies = $500
Living Expenses = $24,700

TOTAL estimated COA = $51,770

Doctor of Psychoanalysis; Certificate in Psychoanalysis

Tuition = $13,280
Supervision Fees = $5,000
Other Fees = $2,220
Training Analysis = $4,800
Books/Supplies = $500
Living Expenses = $24,700

TOTAL estimated COA = $50,500

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Tuition = $22,410
Supervision Fees = $3,320
Other Fees = $1,020
Training Analysis = $4,800
Books/Supplies = $500
Living Expenses = $24,700

TOTAL estimated COA = $56,750

Summer semester Tuition = $2,900
Supervision Fees = $125
Other Fees = $50
Living Expenses = $4,940
Summer TOTAL = $7,605

TOTAL estimated COA (with summer) = $64,355

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

Tuition = $19,920
Other Fees = $970
Training Analysis = $4,800
Books/Supplies = $500
Living Expenses = $24,700

TOTAL estimated COA = $50,890

Hybrid Accelerated PsyaD for Certified Analysts

Tuition = $13,280
Directed Research Fees = $1,660
Other Fees = $1,970
Books/Supplies = $500
Living Expenses = $9,600

TOTAL estimated COA = $27,010