All students admitted to the Clinical Psychology Program at John Jay College receive a comprehensive support package that includes full tuition remission, a stipend of no less than $18,000.00 per year, and health insurance for five full years. Students are required to pay fees of $312.20, as well as to contribute a nominal fee towards the health insurance policy. Students are required to work as research assistants in their first year and teaching assistants or teachers thereafter, in exchange for their stipends.
Although students in the Program do not pay tuition, tuition is calculated via an in-state and out-of-state residence tuition structure and John Jay is responsible for paying some of the tuition to CUNY. For this reason, students are required to establish New York state residency by their second year or they are required to assume responsibility for any tuition differential for out-of state tuition. In state-tuition is 3,670 per semester or $7,340 for the entire academic year. An out-of-state resident is charged $715 per credit. The Program requires between 7 and 12 credits each semester, depending upon the student’s progression through the program. There is an application process by which an out-of-state resident can apply for reclassification as an in-state student. Details on that process are available here at the Graduate Center’s tuition rates page.
In addition to the support package described above, students in the Program are eligible for a number of additional grants and fellowships available to CUNY students. These include fellowships designed to attract and retain well-qualified minority applicants such as the Dean K. Harrison Awards and the Magnet Award and other merit-based awards such as the Gillece. Our students have been very successful at receiving CUNY Dissertation Fellowships as well. Detailed information on a range of fellowships is available here.
Students have also been successful at receiving awards from other agencies including the Fullbright Fellowship, National Science Foundation, and others. Information about these awards is circulated to students each semester.
Students may also participate in John Jay College work-study assignments, or may teach up to one adjunct course each semester, with the permission of the DCT for pay, in addition to their regular stipend assignments.
Finally, because the cost of living in New York City is high, some students choose take out student loans. The financial aid office currently estimates living expenses to be $25,046.00 per year (including books, transportation, food and personal expenses.) For current, detailed, comprehensive information about financing your studies, please visit The Graduate Center's "Tuition and Fees" webpage by clicking here.
Requests for applications and any additional information (e.g. financial aid) should be addressed to:
Office of Admissions
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016