Financial Aid

Financial aid is provided to students through UCSF. More information can be found on the UCSF Student Financial Aid page.

Four types of aid are available at UCSF

  • Grants
  • Federal Loans
  • Cost of Living Supplement
  • Scholarships (Internal and External)

 

Please visit UCSF Student Financial Aid for detailed information about Grants, Loans, the Cost of Living Supplement, and program-specific financial aid budgets https://finaid.ucsf.edu/

 

Internal Departmental Scholarships

  • Six Departmental scholarships disbursed to over 50 students annually
  • Departmental scholarships are awarded based off of a variety of criteria including merit, need, professionalism, and leadership
  • Qualification Requirements: No application is required except for the Alumni Leaders in Physical Therapy Award!
  • For more information on Alumni Giving and current awardees: https://ptrehab.ucsf.edu/student-support

 

Alumni Leaders in Physical Therapy

This scholarship was established to support students who have demonstrated academic excellence and who show promise of leadership and potential to serve the profession of physical therapy. Application is required. Students will be invited to apply; and provided directions to complete the application process.

JoAnn Baldwin Peters Memorial Scholarship

The JoAnn Baldwin Peters Memorial Scholarship was established to support students enrolled in the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy who demonstrate promise of leadership and potential to serve the profession of physical therapy. Recipients are nominated through internal process and chosen by faculty vote. No application required.

Irene Gilbert Scholarship

The Irene Gilbert Scholarship supports students enrolled in the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. Dr. Gilbert was a former beloved Director of the program. Students are selected based on passion for a career in physical therapy, a record of success in initial coursework, and an exceptional commitment to ethics and professionalism. Recipients are nominated through internal process and chosen by faculty vote. No application required.

Kean Award

Beginning summer 2022, the Kean Scholarship is awarded to admitted students of the entering class on the basis of 1) high financial need as determined through the financial aid application process; 2) strength of the admissions application and interview as determined by the admissions committee chairperson and program directors; and 3) being a member of an underrepresented minority, as defined by the UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach. No additional application is required.

Keller Family Scholarship

The Keller Family Scholarship was established to support students enrolled in the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. Recipients are selected for this award based on their passion for a career in physical therapy, a record of success in clinical rotations, and exceptional “bedside manner.” Recipients are nominated through internal process and chosen by faculty vote. No application required.

Regents Scholarship

These scholarships are on the basis of outstanding scholastic performance, evidence of achievement, and promise as a leader. Recipients are nominated through internal process and chosen by faculty vote. No application required.

 

Outside Scholarships

 

AMBUCS Scholarship Program for Therapists

For graduate students enrolled in a graduate physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech pathology program. Amount: up to $6,000. Additional Information

American Academy of Physical Therapy

For PT and PTA students in their final year of training. Selection places an importance on contributing to minority affairs. Amount: up to $2,500. Additional Information

Daughters of the American Revolution Physical/Occupational Therapy Scholarship

For students accepted to or enrolled in an accredited PT or OT program. Amount: $2,000. Additional Information

Employee Incentive Scholarship Program

For employees of the US Department of Veterans Affairs pursuing a degree in health care. Recipients must continue to work for the department for 1-3 years after degree completion. Amount: up to $41,572 over 3 years. Additional Information

IHS Health Professions Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for American Indians and Alaska Natives who are pursuing a degree full time in a health profession. They must have a 2.0 GPA, practice at an Indian health facility for 2 years following graduation, and be US citizens who are members of a tribe or village that is federally recognized. Amount varies. Additional Information

International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons Health Careers Scholarship

This scholarship is for US citizens in various health fields. PT students must have completed 2 years of study. Amount varies. Additional Information

Mary McMillan Scholarship Award

This scholarship is for students in their last year at an accredited PT or PTA program. Amount: $5,000. Additional Information

Minority Scholarship Award

For minority PT students who are US citizens in their final year of schooling and have shown a commitment to minority affairs. Amount varies. Additional Information

 

WICHE

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education’s (WICHE) Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) provides financial support to students in certain Western states enrolling in select out-of-state professional programs. Those students earning a PSEP award receive substantial tuition support from their home state or territory. Residents from the following states and territories are encouraged to apply for WICHE funding: They pay reduced levels of tuition: for most students, resident tuition in public institutions or reduced standard tuition at private schools. The home state pays a support fee to the admitting school to help cover the cost of students' education.

Residents of the following Supporting States are encouraged to apply for WICHE funding:

  • Alaska
  • The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Nevada
  • Hawaii 
  • Wyoming 

 

Applicants must complete their home state or territory’s PSEP application by October 15 the year before expected enrollment. Full program details can be found at https://www.wiche.edu/tuition-savings/psep/

Additional information can be found here: https://www.wiche.edu/psep

 

Loan Repayment Resources:

 

UCSF Basic Needs for Students

Through a robust model of prevention, intervention, and emergency relief, Basic Needs connects students to critical on and off-campus resources and provides educational opportunities for students to take personal responsibility for their wellness.

https://basicneeds.ucsf.edu/