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Costs, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Here's what you can expect for program costs and opportunities for financial aid during your time in the Ph.D. in therapeutic science program.

Program Costs

You'll find that the cost of an education at the University of Kansas is competitive with other top doctoral programs in therapeutic sciences.

You pay tuition and fees at the beginning of each semester. Visit the Registrar's Comprehensive Fee Schedule for complete, current tuition information. The tuition and fees calculator may help you plan for costs related to tuition, fees and books. The Kansas Board of Regents establishes tuition and fees, and they may change at any time without notice.

Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements.

Financial Aid

We encourage students to complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for federal aid. To complete the FAFSA, please visit the FAFSA application site and provide the school code for the University of Kansas: 001948.

Federal assistance includes the following:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans (subsidized, unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)

Don't wait to be accepted into the program before beginning the financial aid process. Even if the application deadline for the intended program is later in the year, students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA.

The priority deadline is March 1. After the priority deadline, any remaining financial aid will be awarded as available. Some grants and low-interest loans have limited funding. The total financial aid award package, including scholarships, loans or need-based aid cannot be finalized until the student's application materials and fee have been received and admission to KU is completed.

Learn more about scholarship opportunities from KU School of Health Professions.

The Department may have teaching assistantships or stipends available for incoming students, though the availability varies from year to year. If you are interested in the possibility of obtaining an assistantship, please request an application form from the department. Domestic or international students are also eligible for employment on campus to help offset the cost of education.

KU School of Health Professions

Occupational Therapy Education
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd  MS2003
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-7195 • 711 TTY