Doctor of Physical Therapy Tuition and Financial Aid

Earning a doctor of physical therapy at Pacific University is an investment in your future. We are here to help you plan a financing strategy for your education.

The Financial Aid Office determines eligibility for all federal loan and employment programs and provides resources for students interested in borrowing through private and alternative loan programs. The process of financing a graduate education can be challenging; the Financial Aid Office is committed to making the process as manageable as possible.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Tuition 2024-2025

Tuition and fees are based on standard program enrollment. 

Year 1 tuition and fees: $44,842/year

Year 2 tuition and fees: $44,642/year

Year 3 tuition and fees: $44,742/year

Find complete cost of attendance information:

Academic Year 2024-2025

Academic Year 2023-2024

Financial Fact Sheet

You can also view or download the financial fact sheet

Screenshot of Financial Fact Sheet linked above as a PDF. Contains information about program cost.

Financial Aid 

To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available annually beginning October 1. To explore and understand available financing options, we recommend that you file the FAFSA no later than February 15, prior to the start of the academic year. It is not necessary to be accepted for admission prior to submitting a FAFSA.


Federal Student Loan Programs 

Federal student loan programs offer:

  • Fixed interest rates, set annually by the federal government
  • Income-driven repayment plans
  • Loan forgiveness plans

Private Loans

Alternative loans are available through private lenders. Eligibility is generally based on a borrower’s employment history, credit score, debt-to-income ratio, and enrollment status. Students are encouraged to explore federal student loan options before applying for alternative student loans.

Learn more about federal student loans for undergraduate programs and graduate and professional programs

Federal Work Study

Federal work study funds part-time jobs for students with financial need, as determined by the FAFSA. Earnings are paid directly to the student for hours worked. To qualify, students must submit the FAFSA by March 1 (prior to the start of the academic year) and indicate on the FAFSA that they want to be considered for federal work study.

Professional Program Grants

These are non-renewable awards offered to selected first-year students based on academic merit and need. The award amounts vary.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Funds

These funds are available to selected students from Alaska, Hawai‘i, Nevada, and Wyoming who have applied for funding from their state. For more information, contact:

WICHE Student Exchange Program
P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO, 80302
303-541-0214 |

International Students

Pacific University is a private institution, so all students pay the same tuition rate. In general, international students are not eligible for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) unless they meet the criteria posted on the U.S. Department of Education’s Web site at  In order to receive permission to enter the United States as an international student, you will need to show proof that you have enough money to pay for at least the first-year cost of attendance and to support yourself and any family members that accompany you. Proof of funds can be obtained with a letter from your local bank stating your account balance or line of credit. If you accept your offer of admission, the Office of International Programs will contact you in the spring with the amount that you will have to show to receive your I-20.

Outside Scholarships and Resources

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA):
APTA Geriatrics Honors and Awards:
National Health Service Corps (NHSC):
Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC): 
Daughters of American Revolution PT:
Indian Health Services:
Veteran Affairs:

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