Affordability and Aid – Direct Entry and Graduate

UE Direct Entry – Financial Aid

Students admitted into the Direct-Entry (DE) DPT Program in both the 3+3 and the 4+3 models beginning their undergraduate program in the Fall of 2020 or after will receive their primary UE merit-based scholarship throughout undergraduate studies only, as long as all renewal criteria are met. Students are considered undergraduate through year four (when the undergraduate degree is earned) regardless of 3+3 or 4+3 track.

Additional aid may be available for students in the undergraduate portion of the DPT Program. This may include federal, state, and institutional grants (gift assistance that is not repaid), student loans (repaid by the student after college), 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. Indiana residents must meet the filing deadline of April 15 to be considered to receive grants funded by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE).

Please note: It is not necessary to file your FAFSA to apply for or renew UE merit-based scholarships.

During the graduate portion of the program, students are awarded a Loyal Aces Graduate Scholarship of either $2,500 or $5,000 annually (based on ACT scores prior to matriculation) and will be applied to graduate studies during the fall and spring semesters (excludes summer terms). The graduate coursework of the program will be under an All-Inclusive Tuition model (example below) in the summer following the completion of the bachelor's degree.*

*For UE DE students who do not immediately progress into the graduate portion of the DPT program following completion of their undergraduate degree or fall out of progression, the student’s tuition rate will be determined based upon term of re-entry. Student will remain eligible for the Loyal Aces Graduate Scholarship.

DPT Graduate Students – Financial Aid

Students who have completed a bachelor's degree at another university and are admitted into the graduate level of the DPT program are not eligible for UE scholarships but will have graduate-level federal loan eligibility available in the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Grad PLUS Loan programs.

DPT Graduate Students -Tuition and Costs

All financial aid will be applied toward educational costs for each academic year. Detailed information will be emailed to students prior to the summer term regarding FAFSA submission and utilization of loan funds.

The table below reflects only the graduate level of the DPT program. Fees shown below for the summer 2024 program entry are estimated based on 2024-2025 rates and are subject to change.

Physical Therapy Tuition and Fees chart for 2024
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Tuition and Fees for Students Entering Summer of 2024
Semester Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 - Summer $13,100 $99 $13,199
Year 1 - Fall and Spring $26,200 $1,372 $27,572
Year 2 - Summer $13,100 $99 $13,199
Year 2 - Fall and Spring $26,200 $1,372 $27,572
Year 3 - Summer $13,100 $99 $13,133
Year 3 - Fall and Spring $26,200 $1,372 $27,572

* University-related fees for the Summer 2025 program entry are estimated based on 2024-2025 rates and are subject to change.

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

For students whose progression is delayed in the DPT program, the student’s tuition rate will be determined based on the term of re-entry.

For full Cost of Attendance information related to other educational related expenses, please visit Cost of Attendance for Graduate Students 2024-25.

For further assistance, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 812-488-2364 or 800-488-8634.