Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is $1,296 per credit. Our online MS in speech-language pathology program is 54 applied graduate credits. You can expect to pay at least $69,984 in tuition over the course of your program if you are not required to enroll in foundational courses.

Foundational courses will be charged at the current tuition rate of the academic year. You can expect to pay at least $93,312 in tuition over the course of your program if you are required to enroll in all 18 foundational courses.

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year.

Additional Fees

You can expect to pay additional fees each semester. Students are required to attend two immersions on campus in Boston and are responsible for associated travel and lodging costs.

There is a $30 registration fee assessed on top of tuition per term, and there are requirements that students enrolling in graduate-level coursework will need to pay for and fulfill, such as:

  • A $150 fee for a packet of test protocols, including academic and clinical coursework, used throughout the program;
  • An $85 fee for access to Calipso, a web-based application that enables you to track and document clinical clock hours;
  • A $120 fee to complete health and background checks through CastleBranch in preparation for your clinical placements and on-campus immersion in Boston; and
  • A $400 nonrefundable enrollment deposit.


Scholarships may be available for eligible students enrolling in the program. Speak with your admissions counselor to learn more about scholarship opportunities.

Students should also conduct independent research for external scholarships, tuition assistance, and employer support if applicable.

Federal Financial Aid

US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal student aid through the Department of Education. At the graduate level, federal student aid includes the Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan.

If you plan to apply, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with Emerson’s school code: 002146. You will also need to complete Entrance Counseling and electronically sign the Loan Agreement Master Promissory Note on the Federal Student Aid website.

View our financial aid checklist here.

For more information about financial aid, visit the Financial Aid page on our college website.