Doctor of Physical Therapy Costs

For the 2021–22 academic year, the tuition charge for graduate students will be $5,245 per unit.

Note, the cost information for the entire program projected below is based on the 2021–22 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 2021–22

First-Year Students
Term Units Cost
Fall Term 4 $20,980
Spring Term 4 $20,980
Total   $41,960
Second-Year Students
Term Units Cost
Fall Term 4 $20,980
Spring Term 4 $20,980
Summer Internship   $2,465
Total   $44,425
Third-Year Students
Term Units Cost
Fall Term 4 $20,980
Spring Term Internship   $2,465
Total   $23,445

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.