Program Costs

UD Tuition

The UD Department of Physical Therapy tuition rate for the 2022-23 academic year is $1,288/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.

Scholarship Opportunities

All students meeting the criteria for admission will be considered for a scholarship package as funds remain available. Eligibility for scholarship funding during the early phase of the admissions cycle is more likely than the later phase. For more information about scholarships, please contact

  • Academic: Awards are based upon the undergraduate cumulative GPA, science prerequisite GPA, verbal GRE, quantitative GRE, letters of recommendation, quality of essays, and interview score.

  • Delaware Resident: In-state tuition scholarships typically average $50,000, yet are only guaranteed during Round 1. Residents of Delaware are advised to apply early to secure a scholarship.

  • Diversity: UDPT is highly invested in creating a talented and diverse cohort of students. Diversity scholarships typically average $50,000, and will be awarded throughout the admissions cycle.


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 ~$5,000 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 ~$325/year Students often buy or rent through Amazon
Classroom Expenses ~$700/year 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 $193/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 ~$260 Application and cap & gown rental
Cost of Living Average Amount Additional Information
Rent ~$690/month In and around the Newark, Delaware area
Internet/WiFi ~$45/month In and around the Newark, Delaware area
Utilities ~$65/month In and around the Newark, Delaware area
Gas (Vehicle) ~$75/month In and around the Newark, Delaware area
Food/Groceries/Toiletries ~250/month In and around the Newark, Delaware area