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Physical Therapy

Third Year Students 20-21 Special Enrollment situation due to COVID-19

  • Students will enroll in their 3.75 units of on campus coursework typically taken during the fall semester during Summer 2020, the cost is $5070 a unit for a total of $19,012.50.  
  • The PT Internship/Clinical typically taken during the summer will now be delayed to Fall 2020, the cost will be $2,380.
  • The PT Internship taken during Spring 2021 remains unchanged at a cost of $2,380

Cost Projection for the DPT Program

For the 2020-21 academic year, the tuition charge for graduate students will be $5,070 per unit.

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.

For 2020-21 academic year only, the DPT per unit rate will be reduced to $4,877.

Tuition Costs 2020-21

First Year Students

Term Units Cost
Fall Term 2020 4 $19,508
Spring Term 2021 4 $19,508
Total   $39,016

 Second Year Students

Term Units    Cost
Fall Term 2020 4 $19,508
Spring Term 2021 4 $19,508
Summer 2021 Internship   $2,380
Total   $41,396

Third Year Students 

Term Units   Cost
Fall Term 2020   4 $20,280
Spring Term 2021 Internship   $2,380
Total   $22,660

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 Stafford/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 PT Students

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