Special Graduate Programs

Students enrolled in either the Doctor of Physical Therapy program or the Dietetic Internship Certificate program may apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA. When applying for aid, there are considerations, specific to each respective program that you should keep in mind. Please open the links below for more information.

Doctors of Physical Therapy

Cost of Attendance

Tuition rates and registration fees are based on the going rate for graduate student tuition in the academic year. Please note that the standard graduate student Budget (link to "grad cost info" page) shows only costs for the fall and spring semester of an academic year. Winter and summer term courses are also required per the DPT Curriculum Overview. The costs for winter and summer term courses represent costs beyond those shown in the standard fall/spring semester budget.

Applying for Aid

Students attending the DPT program may be eligible to receive federal direct student loans, and/or Graduate PLUS Loans to help cover tuition and fees. You generally will have up to $20,500 in federal student loan eligibility for each academic year in which the FAFSA is completed. Factors such as the cost of attendance, and other aid received, can affect the actual amount of federal direct loans a student receives in each academic year.

Incoming DPT Students

You will want to complete your FAFSA at least a month before the start of your summer courses. Please note that the aid application required for your Summer 2012 classes will be different than the aid application required for your Fall 2012 classes. Please be sure that you've completed both the 2011-2012 aid year FAFSA, and the 2012-2013 aid year FAFSA, if you are seeking federal aid for each of those academic periods.

Returning DPT Students

Students returning for each new academic year may complete a FAFSA to receive federal financial aid for that academic year. Each academic year runs from the Fall term of one year through the Summer term of the next (e.g. Fall 2012, through Summer 2013, is one academic year). Please keep in mind that $20,500 is the maximum amount of federal direct student loans a graduate student may receive for an entire academic year.

You may seek other funding options if there are still costs to cover beyond what you are offered in federal direct student loan funding.

Dietetic Internship Certificate Program

Cost of Attendance

The Dietetic Internship is a one-year certificate program. Tuition rates and registration fees for this program are available through the Dietetic Internship Program website. Tuition costs for this program in general, are different than costs for other graduate programs. Allowances for housing, and certain other miscellaneous costs can be counted as part of the cost of attendance for the Dietetic Internship Program.

Applying for Aid

Students enrolled in the Dietetic Internship Program are eligible to apply for federal student aid through the FAFSA. You may be able to receive up to $20,500 in federal direct student loans for the academic year. Factors such as the cost of attendance, and other aid received, can affect the actual amount of federal direct loans a student receives in each academic year.

You may seek other funding options if there are still costs to cover beyond what you are offered in federal direct student loan funding.