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 $146,760 for the class entering summer 2018. 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
Departmental Financial Aid
Salant Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund
Web Site Financial Aid Information Sources
Service Scholarships
External Scholarships and Loans

 Federal Financial Aid Application Procedures

  • Deadlines: Submit the FAFSA by February 1 for fall/summer enrollment or November 1 for spring enrollment. Do not wait to be accepted for admission.
  • 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 the NYU's Financial Aid website. Full-time post-professional (PhD) doctoral applicants who submit completed applications for admission by the December 15 deadline, regardless of country of citizenship, will receive consideration for scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships.
  • Timing: File the FAFSA by the appropriate deadline. 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. 

 Departmental Financial Aid:

The Physical Therapy Department periodically announces the availability of additional financial aid resources. Students may also consult with the Scholarship and Awards Committee Chairperson, Kevin Weaver, regarding the above information.

Based on merit, need, and availibility of funds, the department selects a small number of students to receive Salant Scholars Awards. 

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. For further information and application form see the Scholarship and Awards Committee Chairperson.

Online Financial Aid Information Sources
NYU Global Awards
APTA: Scholarships, Awards, and Grants

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
Human Resources Department
100 Abington Executive Park
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Ambucs Scholars
Ambucs Resource
P.O. Box 5127
High Point, NC 27262

America Mensa Education and Research Foundation
Deadline January 31
3437 West 7th Street, Suite 264
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Attention: Scholarship Chairman

Conference Scholarships for Physical Therapist Students
Deadline October 15
Contact: Carol Jo Tichenor, PT, MA, HFAAOMPT, Director

Civitan International Foundation
Deadline January 31

P.O. Box 130744
Birmingham, Alabama 35213-0744
United States

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

Hattie M. Strong Foundation, Inc.
1625 Eye Street, NW, Suite 705
Washington, DC 20006
Interest-free loans for students in their final year of study. Deadline March 31.

Indian Health Profession Scholarships
Indian Health Service
The Reyes Building
801 Thompson Avenue, Ste. 400
Rockville, MD 20852

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons
6024 East Chicago Road
Jonesville, MI 49250
Attention: Mrs. Merle Raber, Health Careers Director
Scholarship awards. Deadline April 1.

Japanese American Citizen League
Deadline: April 1
National JACL Freshman Scholarship Committee
c/o San Diego JACL
6917 Town View Lane
San Diego, CA 92120

Jewish Foundation for Education of Women
330 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Scholarships and/or loans. Deadline January 31.

Leopold Schepp Foundation
551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2525
New York, NY 10176
Scholarship awards. Deadline December 31.

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund
PO Box 748
San Francisco, CA, 94101
Scholarship awards. Deadline September.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
4692 Cypress Drive
Brunswick, OH 44212
Attention: Mrs. Rudolph J. Seifert, DAR Scholarship Committee
Scholarship awards. Deadline September 1.

AAUW Scholarship Information for Women
Deadline: May 9 
Peggy Glenn
812 N Cedar Ave
Tahlequah, OK 74464

Special Olympics International
1133 19th St NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Minority Scholarship Award
Deadline: December 1

The Bill Raskob Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 4019
Wilmington, DE 19807
Interest-free loans. Deadline May 1.

AMBUCS Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 15
PO Box 5127
High Point, NC 27262

The Roothbert Fund, Inc.
Deadline March 1
475 Riverside Drive, Room 252
New York, NY 10115
Attention: The Secretary Scholarship awards

The Schechter Foundation
Apply April-June prior to enrollment
Jay Gordon
The Schechter Foundation
535 Madison Avenue, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10022-1505

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