Professional Development Resources
For Early Career Planning

Job Search and Job Negotiation

Resources for Postdoctoral Fellowships

Licensure and Board Certification Costs

Licensing (Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology [EPPP])
Exam Preparation:*CostWebsite
Study materials for EPPP$
Mock EPPP Exams$350-$
Weekend EPPP
Preparation Workshops
EPPP Audio$
EPPP$450 + $65
testing center fee
Board Certification***
American Board of
Professional Psychology

*Packages that include most or all EPPP preparation materials are available and may cost less than the
individually priced items. Visit the websites provided for more details.
**In addition to the EPPP costs, some states have additional licensing requirements with additional costs.
Visit your own state’s board of psychology website for more information.
***Board certification costs vary by specialty. If you are interested in obtaining board certification, please
visit the American Board of Professional Psychology website for more information.

Financial Planning for Early Career Professionals

Financial Resources for Recent Graduates

OrganizationTheir RepaymentYour CommitmentEligibilityWebsite
National Health Service CorpsUp to $170,0002-5 yearsLicensed to practice clinically in state where employer located, must be at approved site.
 US Federal Government Jobs (Various Agencies) Up to $10,000 per
year; $60,000
3 yearsVaries. oversight/pay-leave/student-loan-repayment/
 State Loan
 Varies VariesPractice. Eligibility varies by state.
US Department of Veteran Affairs Up to $200,000 ($40,000 maximum per year) 5 years Written determination, generally for practice related positions.
Indian Health Service $40,000 – 60,000 2-3 years Practice.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness ProgramRemainder after 120 payments ~10 yearsOnly federal direct loans. Payments made under qualifying plan while working in public service / non- profit org. Research, practice, and other.
National Center on Minority Health and Health DisparitiesUp to $35,000 per year 2 yearsResearchers in non-federal academic or research settings.
National Institutes of Health Up to $35,000 per year 2 years Pediatric, health disparity, fertility or clinical research for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Faculty Loan Repayment Program Up to $40,000 2 years Teaching in a graduate program in behavioral and mental health.
Health Professions Scholarship Program Tuition and other costs 3 years Practice as a commissioned
medical department officer in the
Army, Navy, or Air Force
Air Force: