Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Graduate Level

Financial Aid Eligibility

  • Students must complete the FAFSA by March 1. For financial aid purposes, students are now considered to be independent - no parental information is needed on the FAFSA.
  • Since the first bachelor's degree has been earned, students are no longer eligible to receive federal, state, or institutional grants and scholarships.
  • Students who complete the financial aid application process will be awarded a physical therapy student grant equal to one-third of the graduate tuition rate. For 2016-2017 this amount is $14,440.
  • Federal Direct Stafford Loan eligibility increases to a maximum of $20,500 per year. 
  • Since July 1, 2012, graduate students are no longer eligible for subsidized loans. The full $20,500 will be unsubsidized which means interest will accrue during all periods (during enrollment, grace period and repayment).
  • After the full Direct Stafford eligibility has been exhausted, students may apply for a credit-based Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan.  This loan is a federally funded loan program. Students may borrow up to the total cost of education minus other financial aid. There is a 4.272 origination (up front) fee, fixed interest rate of 6.84%, and no payments required while in school at least half-time.
  • Students may also borrow through a student alternative loan.


The following costs are for the 2016-2017 academic year:

      Tuition - $43,320
      Fees - $1,030