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Costs & Financial Aid

See the expected costs and financial aid options for KU's doctoral program in physical therapy.

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

Deposit

Once accepted to either the on-campus or hybrid DPT pathway, you’ll be required to pay a $400 deposit to reserve your seat in the class. This non-refundable deposit is applied towards your first semester tuition and fees if you enter the program.


Program Costs

Below are cost estimates for full-time students finishing the degree program in three years based on the KU comprehensive fee schedule, for on-campus and hybrid students.

* Please note that hybrid pathway tuition and fees apply to all students enrolled in the hybrid pathway, regardless of state of residence.

KU Doctor of Physical Therapy financial fact sheet 2022-2023 (PDF)

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. You pay tuition and fees at the beginning of each semester. 

Requirements for Kansas In-state Tuition Eligibility

Very specific requirements must be met to qualify for Kansas resident tuition rates. Our program does not have tuition compacts or agreements with neighboring states, including Missouri. If you are a resident of any state other than Kansas – even if living just blocks away from the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kansas – you will be considered a non-resident applicant.

Please direct questions to the Office of the Registrar or view the residency information available on its website

Kansas Resident Student

KU graduate tuition

$442.20 / credit hour

110 credit hours to complete degree

$48,642.00

Physical therapy course fees

$121.55 / credit hour

110 credit hours to complete degree

$13,370.50

Campus fees

$421.77 / fall, spring semesters

$63.00 / program start summer semester

7 semesters*

$2,593.62

Estimated total tuition and fees for Kansas residents

$64,606.12

 

Non-Resident Student

KU graduate tuition

$1,039.10 / credit hour

110 credit hours

$114,301.00

Physical therapy course fees

$121.55 / credit hour

110 credit hours to complete degree

$13,370.50

Campus fees

$421.77 / fall, spring semesters

$63.00 / program start summer semester

7 semesters*

$2,593.62

Estimated tuition and fees for residents not of Kansas

$130,265.12

 

Hybrid Student

KU graduate tuition **

$700.00 / credit hour

110 credit hours

$77,000.00

Physical therapy course fees

$121.55 / credit hour

110 credit hours to complete degree

$13,370.50

Campus fees

$168.49 / fall, spring semesters

$25.00 / program start summer semester

7 semesters*

$1,035.94

Estimated tuition and fees for hybrid students

$91,406.44

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

** Hybrid student costs apply to all students enrolled in the hybrid pathway, regardless of state of residence.

Additional Expenses

The following items are required for students, but are not paid directly to KU; therefore, costs may not be determined by the program.
  • Background check report – includes a one-time fee is paid by the student directly to reporting agency after admission to the program. See additional information. Some clinical sites may also require additional screening for students participating in clinical education.
  • Computer – must meet the program's minimum technology requirements.
  • Textbooks and other learning materials ($1,300 per year, estimated).
  • Room and board, transportation and other needs.


Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who qualify.

Federal assistance includes the following:

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

The School of Health Professions provides a number of scholarship award opportunities for currently enrolled students.

KU Medical Center provides information about additional grants and scholarships which may be available. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid with questions or for assistance. 

Get Started: Apply for Financial Aid

To complete the FAFSA, visit the FAFSA application site and provide the school code for the University of Kansas: 001948.

Students should not wait to be accepted into an academic program to begin 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 Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline.

Some financial aid grants and low-interest loans have limited funding. After the priority deadline, any remaining financial aid will be awarded as available.

Even if financial aid will not be requested, students are encouraged to file the FAFSA annually. The FAFSA enables the school to consider all scholarship funds available. The FAFSA must be completed annually.

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 has been completed.

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