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Financial Aid

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Financial Aid

Attending graduate school is an investment in your future and a serious commitment of time and money. NYU Steinhardt is committed to assisting graduate applicants in the process of financing their education. To better meet the needs of our physical therapy students, a Secured Tuition Plan is in place. Tuition and fees for the entire 133-credit, 10-semester DPT program will total $155,380 for the class entering Summer 2021. This means that you will not incur annual tuition increases during your course of study. Each student must have health insurance coverage that may be obtained through a special rate student health coverage plan or may be waived if proof of other coverage is provided. In addition, APTA membership is required and costs a minimum of $85 per year for each student.

 Federal Financial Aid Application Procedures

  • Deadlines: Submit the FAFSA by March 1 for Fall/Summer enrollment or November 1 for Spring enrollment. Do not wait to be accepted for admission. Applying after the deadline will delay the processing of federal aid and student loans and result in loss of consideration for scholarships. NYU's Office of Financial Aid will begin mailing official award letters in late March for Summer/Fall and in early December for Spring. 
  • Supplemental Applications: Several scholarship programs require a separate application. Please see the scholarship descriptions listed below for details and deadlines.
  • Eligibility: Master's and advanced certificate applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents and eligible for federal financial aid may receive consideration for school-based financial aid. Citizens of Canada and Mexico should review the detailed information below for special scholarship and loan opportunities. Citizens of other countries may be eligible for specifically developed loan programs and non-NYU sources of funding. For more information, see NYU's Financial Aid website

Salant Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund

The Department, through the generosity of friends and alumni, has established a scholarship fund to assist a limited number of students during their course of study.

Incoming students may be selected to receive a Salant Scholars Award that is given each year for the three years. Those students are selected at the time of acceptance into the Physical Therapy Program.

Supplemental scholarship aide is also available through the Salant Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund for second and third-year students based on documented financial need and successful academic performance. 

To apply for the supplemental scholarship, you must demonstrate financial need, be in good academic standing, and complete an application form that includes a financial aid profile. Notification of action will be rendered by the faculty. 

Students should consult with the Scholarship and Awards Committee Chairperson, Kevin Weaver, regarding the above information.

Online Financial Aid Information Sources

NYU Global Awards
APTA: Scholarships, Awards, and Grants

More External Scholarships and Loans

The following organizations offer additional professional opportunity scholarships to physical therapy students and are available by direct application to the agencies concerned.

Allied Services
For more information, contact Theresa Snyder at (570) 348-1455 or email tsnyde@allied-services.org.

America Mensa Education and Research Foundation
Deadline: January 15

General Foundation of Women's Clubs 
Contact the Women's Club in your community about scholarship opportunities.

Indians and Alaska Natives Scholarships
Contact your local scholarship coordinator for more information.

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons
Deadline: April 1

Japanese American Citizen League
Deadline: April 1

Leopold Schepp Foundation 
Application requests will automatically be cut off after a certain number of requests have already been received. 

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund 
Deadline: February 14

American Association of University Women Fellowships and Grants
Multiple Deadlines

AMBUCS Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 7

The Roothbert Fund, Inc. 
Deadline: February 1

The department posts information about available scholarships and/or financial aid as it becomes available. Class advisors will announce this information.