Affordability and Aid – Direct Entry and Graduate

Students enrolled in the Direct Entry for Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) will complete either 3 or 4 years of undergraduate studies followed by 3 years of graduate studies.

Financial Aid

Students admitted into the Direct Entry for DPT Program will receive the UE merit-based scholarship throughout undergraduate studies, regardless of which plan they pursue (3+3 or 4+3). Students will maintain the merit-based scholarship each year for their undergraduate degree if all renewal criteria are met.

Limited scholarships are available at the graduate level. Direct Entry for DPT students are eligible for a Loyal Ace scholarship, which is awarded during freshman year but is applied to graduate studies.

Additional aid may be available for students in the DPT Program. This may include student loans (repaid by the student after college), grants (gift assistance that is not repaid), and federal work-study (employment on campus). Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using UE’s school code 001795. UE encourages all students to file the FAFSA annually between October 1 and April 15 to ensure maximum consideration for all forms of need-based aid for the following academic year.

Students with a bachelor’s degree may borrow at the graduate level in the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Grad PLUS Loan programs.

To be considered to receive grants funded by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), Indiana residents must meet the filing deadline of April 15. Eligibility for federal and state grants is limited to the undergraduate portion of the DPT Program.

Please note: it is not necessary to file your FAFSA to apply for or renew UE merit-based scholarships. For further assistance, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 812-488-2364 or 800-488-8634.

Tuition and Costs

DPT graduate students will pay a special tuition rate that will be locked in for the three years they are enrolled. Tuition is listed as an all-inclusive price of $12,000 per term, which includes the cost of tuition and PT program fees. University fees are in addition to this cost.

Scholarships and financial aid will be applied toward your final educational costs for each academic year.

The table below reflects only the graduate level of the DPT program. Fees shown below for the Summer 2021 program entry are estimated based on 2020-2021 rates and are subject to change.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Tuition and Fees Chart (alternate text provided below)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Tuition and Fees for Students Entering Summer of 2021
Semester Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 - Summer $12,000 $85 $12,085
Year 1 - Fall and Spring $24,000 $1186 $25,186
Year 2 - Summer $12,000 $85 $12,085
Year 2 - Fall and Spring $24,000 $1186 $25,186
Year 3 - Summer $12,000 $85 $12,085
Year 3 - Fall and Spring $24,000 $1186 $25,186

* University-related fees for the Summer 2021 program entry are estimated based on 2020-2021 rates and are subject to change.

Students will be responsible for university-related fees not included with the program fees. Additional fees may include textbooks, clinical education travel, labs, and health-related fees (i.e. CPR certification, immunizations).

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