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Occupational Therapy

For the 2020-21 academic year, the tuition charge for graduate students will be $6,760 per unit. The total affiliation fee for Occupational Therapy students is $5940.  You will be billed $2,970 for each of the two Affiliations required by the program.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program is completed in five terms. The first four terms are comprised of on-campus course work followed by two to three clinical affiliations off-campus.

The Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) program is completed in three terms.

Note, the cost information for the entire program projected below is based on the 2020-21 tuition and fee rates. Students currently in their first year will see the cost for the second and third years of enrollment change to reflect the actual tuition and fee rates approved for that given year.    

Tuition Costs 2020-21

First Year MSOT Students (Began Program Fall 2019)

Term Units   Cost
Fall Term 2020 3.5 $23,660
Spring Term 2021 4 $27,040
Total   $50,700

Second Year MSOT Students

TERM UNITS   COST
Fall Term 2020 3.5 $23,660
Spring Term 2021 3.5 $23,660
Total   $47,320

Third Year MSOT Students 

Students will participate in two to three clinical affiliations off-campus. Many students complete these two full-time 12-week placements in the summer and fall.  Students do have the option to complete their affiliations during the fall and spring semesters.  The total affiliation fee for Occupational Therapy students is $5940. You will be billed $2,970 for each of the two Affiliations required by the program.

First Internship $2970
Second Internship $2970
Total $5940

Post-Professional Doctor of OT Students

Term Units  Cost
Summer Term 2020 2 $13,520
Fall Term 2020 3 $20,280
Spring Term 2021 3 $20,280
Total   $54,080

 

Financial Aid

Financial aid available to graduate students is composed of federal loans and a limited number of departmental scholarships and fellowships.

Eligibility for need-based financial aid is based on demonstrated financial need. Financial need is defined as the difference between the total cost of attending Puget Sound and the amount you are expected to contribute as calculated by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The cost of attendance is the total cost of tuition billed by the university, plus a standard calculation for room and board allowance, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.

Estimated Financial Aid Available

Award Amount
Federal Direct Loan $20,500

Additional Loan Resources

Graduate PLUS Loan
Graduate students may pursue funding through the Graduate PLUS loan program. Students may borrow a PLUS Loan for any year that they are enrolled at least half-time. Click here to see a chart to determine interest rates and here to view loan origination fees.

Private Education Loan
There are many private lenders who offer private educational loans to students provided the qualifying credit and income criteria are met. You can compare options for private education loans through FASTChoice, a free online loan comparison tool.

Financial aid for OT Students

Financial aid available to graduate students is composed of federal loans and a limited number of fellowships and departmental scholarships.