Financing Your DPT Education
The tuition and general fees for the DPT program at the University of Toledo are as follows:
In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition General Fees*
Summer 2013 $2,623.95 $4,756.05 $148.80
(each summer term is different, depending on credit hours)
Fall 2013 $6,297.48 $11,414.52 $595.20
Spring 2014 $6,297.48 $11,414.52 $595.20
*There are also various other fees associated with the college (technology fees) and with specific courses that have laboratory experiences (lab fees).
Other costs related to the DPT program include individual evaluation tools each student is expected to purchase, textbooks, etc. These costs are typically $1,500.00 for the first two years. The costs during the third year are primarily associated with clinical internships and can vary depending on travel to and from the clinical site and housing needs. An additional cost in the 3rd year is the application for licensure. The National PT Examination costs approximately $370 and then states charge a fee to be licensed in their state. The fee for Ohio is $75.
Scholarships: The DPT Program has several one-time partial scholarships for which students can apply. These scholarships are for current DPT students and are based on academic performance, leadership, and self-reported financial need. The application process occurs during summer semester and the one time scholarships typically range from $1000-$4000. Students can re-apply for these scholarships each year.
Work Study Options: Each year, DPT students are given the opportunity to apply for one of several “student work study” positions in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, which houses the DPT Program. These positions are managed through the Student Financial Aid Office, which also establishes the hourly rate. The positions typically require students to work on average about 10 hours per week in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. However, the total number of work hours allowed per year is dependent upon information in the student’s FAFSA and is determined by the Student Financial Aid Office.
Graduate Assistantships: The College of Graduate Studies manages Graduate Assistantships (GA) for the various colleges in the University. Although GA positions include a monetary stipend as well as a tuition waiver, they also require the graduate student to work 20 hours per week, primarily teaching in undergraduate courses. Therefore, GA positions are more common in traditional doctoral (PhD) studies in which the GA is not in class 25 hours per week as is typical of clinical/professional doctoral programs such as the DPT program. Further, there are not undergraduate courses in the DPT Program in which GAs can teach. Thus, the DPT Program at UT does not have GA positions available for current DPT students.