Tuition, Financial Aid, & Scholarships

Find information on financial aid eligibility and scholarship offerings at the college and national levels.


The figures displayed below are only intended to help students anticipate costs for the program.  Please note:  All fees are subject to change.  

Summary of Tuition and Fees for Class of 2025 (Fall)
Fee Description Ohio Non-Resident
Instructional Fee $6,930 (+ $693 per credit hour overload cost) $12,801(+ $693 per credit hour overload cost)
General Fee $398 $398
Campus Life Fee $257 $257
ITIE Fee $184 $184
Program Fee $215 (+ $22 per credit hour overload fee) $215 (+ $22 per credit hour overload fee)
Total $7,984 $13,855

Snapshot of student costs for the 8 semester program.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy does participate in the UC Metro and Reciprocity rates. For more information, please visit the UC Bursar's website.

Students are also required to have Bloodborne Pathogen Insurance, which will be charged annually to the student bill.  Additional fees may apply, please visit the UC Bursar's website for more information.

Financial Aid

Students in master's or doctoral graduate programs are encouraged to fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If already completed, access the "Check My Aid" link on the application page to check your status. For further assistance, contact our OneStop student service center at 513-556-1000, or email

Tuition Payment Plans

Payment plans offer you the ability to spread tuition and fees payments across a semester. To learn more, visit the Catalyst Student Portal. Enter your login information and, under the "My Finances" tab at the top of the page, choose the "Billing Information" drop down and select "Payment Plan Enrollment."


At this time, the DPT admissions committee, and other scholarship committees determine student scholarships based on your PTCAS applications.  Scholarship offers were awarded upon admission to the program.  

We have also collected a number of scholarship opportunities available for DPT students.  These national scholarships are open to anyone.  

Connect with external organizations independently to determine criteria, deadlines and award timelines for scholarships offered.  To search for scholarships offered by the university, visit the Student Financial Aid Scholarship Search database.

Note: If eligible, you received GIA/GAS funding information in your admission letter or a separate email.

Other Opportunities

Veteran Education Benefits

If you are a veteran, you could qualify for Veteran Educational Benefits or GI Bill funding. For information on utilizing your benefits at the University of Cincinnati, visit the Veterans Programs and Services benefits page. General information for veterans is available in UC's Veterans Programs & Services section.