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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 $168,060 for the class entering Summer 2023. 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 2023 Entering Class
Summer Semester 2023 - $16,806
1st Year   Fall 2023, Spring & Summer 2024 - $16,806 each semester

2nd Year  Fall 2024, Spring & Summer 2025 - $16,806 each semester
3rd Year  Fall 2025, Spring & Summer 2026 - $16,806 each semester

Annual Health Insurance (8/21/23 – 8/20/24)
Basic Plan - $4,346
Comprehensive Plan - $4,832

Anticipated Program – Related Costs
Includes required textbooks, laboratory fees,
clinical education, and related costs - $10,444

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.