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