Tuition and Financial Aid

Students enrolled in the online Master of Applied Behavior Analysis (MABA) program are charged tuition on a per-credit basis. The current rate of tuition for the degree and certificate programs is $1,405 per credit hour. The MABA program consists of 33 credits, and the total estimated cost of the program is $46,365. The certificate consists of 21 credits, and the estimated cost is $29,505. All estimates are based on the 2023-2024 cost per credit hour.

To learn more about the program tracks, visit our program overview page.

Financial Aid

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal financial aid programs, which include federal student loans. We encourage candidates to apply for financial aid as early as possible.

You must be registered for a minimum of three credits to qualify for financial aid on a term basis. Students who choose to take a less accelerated path toward completion of the degree should be aware that this will affect federal financial aid eligibility. 

How to Apply for Financial Aid

If you plan to apply for financial aid to help fund your online studies at University of Dayton, you will need to complete the following steps. 

Applying for PLUS Loans

Contact a financial aid counselor to evaluate your need for additional funding through sources such as a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan from the Department of Education or alternative loans from various private lenders.

Prior to applying for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, or any additional private/alternative loan, you may need to review credit reports for potential issues. Contact any of the following credit bureaus for information: Experian, Equifax or TransUnion.

To apply for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, complete the application on the Federal Student Aid website.

When You Are Admitted

Upon admission to the University of Dayton online ABA program and successful completion of the federal requirements, you will receive an email in your University of Dayton email account directing you to Porches, which is our student portal. 

If you are awarded and accept a Direct Unsubsidized Loan, complete the entrance counseling and electronically sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) on the Federal Student Aid website

Your financial aid award package will reflect all loan eligibility, which may include a Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. If you are awarded a Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, and choose to accept, you must not have an adverse credit history and must complete an application and appropriate MPN for this loan. If declined for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you can reapply with a co-signer (endorser) or appeal the denial through the Department of Education on the Federal Student Aid website.

If you have any questions about tuition and financial aid at University of Dayton, please email us at, visit our Financial Aid FAQ page or view our Financial Aid Checklist.

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