Program Costs

UD Tuition

The UD Department of Physical Therapy tuition rate for the 2023-2024 academic year is $1,352/credit hour.. However, due to a College of Health Sciences Dean’s Scholarship, the student tuition rate is lower than the published UD graduate tuition rate. The final student tuition rate for this program is $1,051.

You may refer to the curriculum to plan costs per semester noting that the number of credits per semester may vary depending on student registration to optional courses, assignment to an Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE), or modification to the curriculum schedule.

Students may refer to the Student Financial Fact Sheet for additional information on program costs.


Scholarship Opportunities

All students meeting the criteria for admission will be considered for a scholarship package as funds remain available. Awards are based upon the admission profile and academic achievements.

Residents of the state of Delaware are encouraged to apply by the Round 1 deadline to have priority funding consideration. However, all students are encouraged to apply as early as possible when scholarship funding is at its highest.

In recent years, the majority, if not all students who matriculated into the DPT program have received some tuition scholarship.

For more information about scholarships, please contact


Financial Aid

Please visit the UD Student Financial Services (SFS) Office for detailed information related to graduate student costs and financial aid or contact them at 302-831-2126 or

Please note that in addition to tuition, there are other costs that may be associated with your participation in the DPT program. The following table highlights additional costs which may be beneficial for budgeting your future education.


Amount Additional Information
University Fees (Wellbeing, Student Center, Recreation, Registration, General) ~$2,100 over 2.5 years Refer to the University Catalog for more information.
University Mandatory Health Insurance ~$5,800 over 2.5 years A mandatory fee is charged in fall and spring semesters only. The fee can be waived with qualifying health insurance. See University Catalog for more information.
Textbooks ~$815 over 2.5 years Students often buy or rent through Amazon
Classroom Expenses ~$1,423 over 2.5 years Items for use in several classes (list of supplies, most often purchased during the first semester, can be found in the Orientation Manual).
Delaware Parking Pass $224/year Price is for the Annual Red Permit. Refer to University of Delaware Parking & Transportation Services for more information.
APTA and Delaware Chapter Dues $110/year Refer to the APTA Membership  for more information.
Liability Insurance $42/year Refer to the HPSO for more information.
Graduation Fees ~$250 Application and cap & gown rental
Cost of Living Average Amount Additional Information
Rent ~$818/month per person In and around the Newark, Delaware area
Internet/WiFi ~$37/month In and around the Newark, Delaware area
Utilities ~$126/month In and around the Newark, Delaware area
Gas (Vehicle) ~$75/month In and around the Newark, Delaware area
Food/Groceries/Toiletries ~306/month In and around the Newark, Delaware area