Tuition, Financial Aid, & Scholarships

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

Tuition

The figures displayed below are only intended to help students anticipate costs for the program.  Please note:  All fees are subject to change.  Also, we are noting the fees seperately below though on your tuition statement the total will be inclusive.

OHIO RESIDENT TUITION & FEES ~ Class of 2026
Fee Description            Full-Time Per Term (OH Resident)          Overload Costs*                                                                        
Instructional Fee                         $6,930                       + $693 per credit hour (CH) overload cost  
General Fee                         $398                          + $39.80 per credit hour overload cost  
Campus Life Fee                         $257                          + $26.20 per credit hour overload cost  
ITIE Fee                         $184                          + $18.00 per credit hour overload cost  
Program Fee                         $215                          + $22 per credit hour overload fee  
TOTAL COST PER SEMESTER                         $7,984                       * Spring 2025 (1CH) & Fall 2025 (3CH)                                                                    students will go beyond 18 credit hours,                                                              shifting into overload   

PLEASE NOTE:  Students who meet criteria for Indiana and Kentucky metro rates pay a surcharge per credit hour.  This includes overload credit hours.  Please contact Enrollment Services to determine your residency status @ (513) 556-6000 or reginfo@uc.edu.  

NON-RESIDENT TUITION AND FEES ~ Class of 2026 
Fee Description            Full-Time Per Term (Non-Resident)          Overload Costs*                                                                        
Instructional Fee                         $12,801                     + $1280 per credit hour overload cost  
General Fee                         $398                          + $39.80 per credit hour overload cost  
Campus Life Fee                         $257                          + $26.20 per credit hour overload cost  
ITIE Fee                         $184                          + $18.00 per credit hour overload cost  
Program Fee                         $215                          + $22 per credit hour overload fee  
TOTAL COST PER SEMESTER                         $7,984                       * Spring 2025 (1CH) & Fall 2025 (3CH)                                                                  students will go beyond 18 credit hours,                                                              shifting into overload   

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 contact Enrollment Services to determine your residency status @ (513) 556-6000 or reginfo@uc.edu.

Students are also required to have Bloodborne Pathogen Insurance(BBPI), which will be charged annually to the student bill.  The BBP Insurance is included in Student Health Insurance if the student enrolls for the insurance plan. Otherwise, if the student waives with their own policy and they are in a program which requires bloodborne pathogen insurance, they are required to have the $29 charge for BBPI. This fee cannot be waived.

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 Enrollment Services at 513-556-1000, or email enrollmentservices@uc.edu. We've been told students should update their FSFA immediately after spring semester if you are trying to get more funding for the first summer semester of the DPT program since it aligns with the 2023-2024 academic year.  

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."

Scholarships

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.