Sliding Scale Fee Reduction

The GMU CPS strives to provide quality care to all individuals at all income levels. Therefore, in addition to our already reduced rate as a training clinic, clients are welcome to apply for a fee reduction based on demonstrated financial need.

Please note that our Intake office is only able to conduct a phone screen, which places clients on a waitlist for services, after the sliding scale fee reduction application is submitted for review and a fee is agreed upon. Therefore, we ask clients applying for a fee reduction to do so as soon as possible so our office can conduct an initial phone screen in a timely manner. 

To apply for our sliding scale fees, complete the Financial Aid Request Form. We require documentation of your most recent income tax return to verify income status. We will also accept proof of free/reduced school lunch, or SSI payment statements if you are on disability.  If have difficulty accessing these specific documents, please contact our staff to discuss any other options.

Your form and documentation should be returned to the Center either in person, by fax at 703-352-0035, by mail to GMU Center for Psychological Services, 4400 University Drive, 2C6, Fairfax, VA 22030, or by email at

When the application and documentation are received, you will be contacted with the results or any questions we may require to determine if you qualify for our sliding scale fees. Completing the form does not guarantee receiving a reduced fee, however, every consideration is given in fairness to all applicants.