Paying for School

How to Finance Your Education

Now is a critical time to get the skills you need to make a difference in the lives of others and your own. Here's what you need to know about paying for school. Please note that tuition may be funded through a number of different sources.


Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective May 1. The following schedule of tuition per credit is effective for the academic year 2022/2023 beginning with the summer semester 2022.

Annual Cost of Attendance

MA or Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Total # of credits (MA) 34-39
Total # of credits (Certificate) 21
Tuition per credit $905
Student Fees Fall/Spring $510
Student Fees Summer $250
Graduation Fee $450
Estimated Annual MA Program Tuition and Fees
Based on a student taking 34 credits
$32,040
Estimated Annual Certificate Program Tuition and Fees 
Based on 15 credits
$14,845

Scholarships

All applicants for the Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis will be considered for a $2,500 merit scholarship.

All applicants for the Master of Art in Applied Behavior Analysis will be considered for a $10,000 merit scholarship.

Read More about additional scholarship opportunities for William James students

ABA Positive Outcomes Scholarship

This $10,000 scholarship is based upon merit, and eligibility will be determined at the time of application review.

Learn More

Financial Aid

Financial aid includes federal loans, federal work study and private loans.

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for federal loans. The form is available each year online at studentaid.gov after October 1. Our school code is G21636. Please note that international students are not eligible for federal loans.

1.1%

WJC Cohort Default Rate. The national Average is 7.3%

Please review our financial aid guidelines to learn more

Our Financial Aid Office hosts a bi-monthly webinar on the financial aid process. We encourage you to attend or watch a previously recorded webinar. If you have any questions, please email financialaid@williamjames.edu.

Watch our webinar to learn about the financial aid process at William James College and your options for financing your education. This 30-minute presentation is a previously recorded webinar that provides important information and frequently asked questions about the process.


Payment Plans

William James College, in partnership with Nelnet Campus Commerce, offers interest-free monthly installment plan options for the fall, spring and summer semesters. There is a one-time setup fee to Nelnet Campus Commerce per semester. The fee is $50 in the fall and spring semesters and $30 in the summer. Students may enroll in a 4-month plan for the fall and spring semesters and a 3-month plan for the summer. Payments are due in September, January and April depending on the semester plan that you are enrolled in. It is the student's responsibility to ensure the budgeted amount to NELNET will pay their William James College student account in full. The final payment for the semester must pay that semester in full.


Paying Back Your Loans

Many graduates have participated in income-based loan repayment plans and loan forgiveness programs. These programs are regulated by the government and can change quickly.  The latest information can be found on www.studentaid.gov.