Tuition & Expenses

Tuition and expenses for the following fall’s entering class are announced each spring. Tuition and expenses for students entering in the Fall 2024 semester are as follows:

  • $23,606 per academic semester (for five semesters)
  • $3,860 – $5,791 per clinical education segment (for four segments)
  • $23,000 per year for estimated variable costs (i.e. living expenses, books, etc.)

2023-2024 DPT Student Financial Fact Sheet

Information about financial aid is included in the admittance packet. We encourage students to seek external sources of financial support through the American Physical Therapy Association and by using resources like


The Program in Physical Therapy annually allocates scholarships valued at over $600,000. These scholarships encompass a variety of categories, including:

Half-Tuition Scholarships: We offer two half-tuition scholarships per cohort, a substantial financial benefit for recipients.  This award is for students who demonstrate experience overcoming challenges and covers half the cost of tuition for the entire degree.

Merit, Essay-Based, and Need-Based Scholarships: Our program provides a range of merit, need-based, and essay-based scholarships, with values ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. These scholarships take into account both academic accomplishments and demonstrated financial need. Merit, essay-based, and need-based scholarships are granted to incoming students, as well as to second-year and third-year DPT students within the Program.

  • Merit-based scholarships are awarded annually to exceptional applicants, taking into consideration their personal and academic achievements. Early application submission via PTCAS is recommended as merit scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis.
  • Essay-based scholarships are also awarded. Some awards are based on essays submitted within the PTCAS application. Admitted applicants will also have the opportunity to submit additional essays for other awards on a rolling basis. As such, early application is encouraged.
  • Need-based financial aid is also available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. This financial aid comprises both scholarships and loans, aimed at assisting eligible students in achieving their educational goals.

It’s important to note that scholarship availability and amounts may vary from year to year, and applicants are encouraged to stay updated on current offerings.

We strongly encourage all applicants to complete all components within their application. All aspects of the applicant file play a vital role in the scholarship awarding process. Scholarship opportunities for second-year and third-year DPT students are communicated in June each year.

For further information about the scholarships we offer, including application details and specific scholarship opportunities, applicants can refer to the admittance packet provided by our program. We are committed to supporting the aspirations of our future DPT students through various scholarship opportunities


In addition to the scholarships above, we offer competitive research assistantship positions developed to provide students with valuable research and professional experience while helping to cover educational expenses.