Cost, Financial Aid & Scholarships | Occupational Therapy

Students are responsible for transportation for all practicum and fieldwork experiences during the 34 month Doctoral program. Any added living and transportation expenses for the Level II Fieldwork will also be the student's responsibility.

Current Cost 2020 Fall Semester 2021 Spring Semester 2021 Summer Semester 2020-2021 Academic year Total Cost (3-year Program, 2021-2023)
Tuition $15,722.00 $15,722.00 $6,005.00 $37,449.00 $116.326.00
Student Fees $170 0 0 $170 $510
Books & Supplies $1,200 $300 $100 $1,600 $3,960
Loan Fees $868 $868 $449 $2,185 $6,471
Distance Ed. Fees 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical Expenses* $1,364 0 0 $1,364 $3,334
Transportation $1,000 $1,000 0 $2,000 $9,600
University Health Insurance** $2,997 0 0 $2,997 $8,991
Home Internet $300 $300 $300 $900 $2,700
Total $23,621 $18,190 $6,854 $48,665 $151,892

Table based on a 3.5% increase annually, however tuition and fees are subject to change.

*Clinical expenses include: required immunizations, background checks, CPR/First Aid certification, site specific fieldwork expenses, capstone expenses, and student AOTA membership.

**Cost of University Health Insurance is waived with proof of coverage.

Occupational Therapy Scholarships & Financial Aid

Need-based aid in the form of grants, loans, work-study, and other funding is available to those who demonstrate financial need. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Students applying to the School of Occupational Therapy should file a  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at as soon as possible after Oct. 1 each year. Also visit for more information on available loans.

Do not wait to be accepted into your program to apply for financial aid.

WICHE Student Exchange Program

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Student Exchange Program (WICHE) offers financial assistance from the following states: Alaska, Hawai‘i, Montana, and Wyoming. For the most accurate and up to date information, please contact WICHE Student Exchange Program, 3035 Center Green Drive, Boulder Colorado  80301, phone 303-541-0214 or Pacific University Office of Admission for Professional Programs. All residents from the above states are strongly encouraged to apply for WICHE certification. The application deadline for WICHE funding is Oct. 15 of the year prior to entrance in the program.

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