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Costs & Financial Aid

See the expected costs and financial aid options for KU's Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

You'll find the cost of an education at the University of Kansas is competitive with other top doctoral programs in physical therapy. This includes the requirement of a $400 non-refundable tuition fee deposit to reserve a spot in the physical therapy class at KU Medical Center.

You pay tuition and fees at the beginning of each semester. The Kansas Board of Regents establishes tuition and fees, and they may change at any time without notice.

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


Program Costs

KU Doctor of Physical Therapy Financial Fact Sheet 2021-2022 (PDF)

Below is an estimate of costs for full-time students finishing the degree program in three years based on the KU comprehensive fee schedule.

These figures are provided as a guide only and are not an official quote of costs. This information is subject to change by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas.

See also: requirements for establishing Kansas residency for purposes related to education.

Kansas Resident Student

KU graduate tuition

$421.15 / credit hour

110 credit hours to complete degree

$46,326.50

PT course fees

$121.55 / credit hour

110 credit hours to complete degree

$13,370.50

Campus fees

$421.77 / fall,, spring semesters

$63.00 / summer semester

9 semesters*

$2,593.62

Textbooks, other learning materials

$1,300 / year

3 years

$3,900.00

Estimated total tuition and fees for Kansas residents

$66,190.62

 

Non-Resident Student

KU graduate tuition

$989.60 / credit hour

110 credit hours

$108,856.00

PT course fees

$121.55 / credit hour

110 credit hours to complete degree

$13,370.50

Campus fees

$421.77 / fall,, spring semesters

$63.00 / summer semester

7 semesters*

$2,593.62

Textbooks, other learning materials

$1,300 / year

3 years

$3,900.00

Estimated tuition and fees for residents not of Kansas

$128,720.12

* The program is three years, full-time study (9 semesters); however, summer term campus fees are not charged to students in years 2 and 3 of the program.

See more more details related to cost of attendance and financial aid opportunities for students.


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.

KU School of Health Professions

Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 2002
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
ptrsat@kumc.edu

913-588-6799