Occupational Therapy Cost, Financial Aid & Scholarships

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 2022 Fall Semester 2023 Spring Semester 2023 Summer Semester 2022-2023 Academic year Total Cost (3-year Program, 2022-2025)
Tuition $16,843.00 $16,843.00 $6,433.00 $40,199.00 $124,618.00
Student Fees $303.00 $303.00 $0.00 $606.00 $1,818.00
Books & Supplies $682.00 $300.00 $100.00 $1,082.00 $1,882.00
Loan Fees $912.00 $912.00 $366.00 $2,190.00 $6,570.00
Distance Ed. Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Clinical Expenses* $1,644.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,644.00 $3,469.00
Transportation $687.50 $687.50 $0.00 $1,375.00 $8,975.00
University Health Insurance** $3,574.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,574.00 $9,825.00
Home Internet $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $900.00 $2,700.00
Total $24,945.50


$7,199.00 $51,490.00 $159,857.00

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 comparable 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 www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible after Oct. 1 each year. Also visit studentaid.gov for more information on available loans.

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

Information regarding tuition, fees, and refunds can be found in the University Catalog on the University Policies on Tuition and Fees page.

Common sources of financial aid for Occupational Therapy students

The E. K. Wise Loan Program, administered by the American Occupational Therapy Association, is available to women with baccalaureate degrees who are enrolled in an occupational therapy entry-level professional program. For further information contact:
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
Attn: Membership Information Division
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
The National Association of American Business Clubs (AMBUCS) administers scholarships and provides thousands of dollars each year to occupational therapy students. For more information contact:
National Association of American
Business Clubs
P.O. Box 5127
High Point, NC 27262
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation awards scholarships to occupational therapy undergraduate and graduate students, based on their financial need and scholastic ability. For a free brochure on the scholarship program and other sources of financial aid, contact:
The American Occupational
Therapy Foundation
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone: 301-652-2682

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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