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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Tuition and Fees

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 $174,782 for the class entering Summer 2024. This means that you will not incur annual tuition increases during your course of study. Additionally, payment will be billed each semester as outlined below.

Summer 2024 Entering Class
Summer Semester 2024 - $17,478.20
1st Year   Fall 2024, Spring & Summer 2025 - $17,478.20 each semester
2nd Year  Fall 2025, Spring & Summer 2026 - $17,478.20  each semester
3rd Year  Fall 2026, Spring & Summer 2027 - $17,478.20  each semester

Annual Health Insurance (8/21/24 – 8/20/25)
Basic Plan - $4,346
Comprehensive Plan - $4,832

Anticipated Program – Related Costs 
Includes required textbooks, laboratory fees,
clinical education, and related costs - $10,861

Financial Fact Sheet

The Financial Fact Sheet provides detailed information related to student costs as required by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Financial Aid

School-Based Scholarships

Entry-level DPT applicants are automatically considered for school-based scholarships which are approximately $25,000 per year for three years ($75,000 total), on average. These tuition scholarships provide significant support towards the cost of your DPT degree.

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. Students are selected at the time of acceptance into the DPT program. Scholarship amounts vary.

Supplemental scholarship aid 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.

Federal Financial Aid Application Procedures

  • Deadline: Submit the FAFSA by March 1 for Summer enrollment. Do not wait to be accepted for admission. Applying after the deadline will delay the processing of federal aid and student loans. NYU's Office of Financial Aid will begin mailing official award letters in late March. 

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

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

Scholarships & Resources for Hispanic & Latino Students
Multiple scholarship opportunities are available, please visit the site for specific details.

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