Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

Student tuition and required fees for California residents are approximately $30,000/year without student health insurance and $36,100-$37,600/year with student health insurance. A breakdown of tuition and fees can be found below:

Summer 2021 Tuition & Fees

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 Tuition & Fees

The University of California mandates that all students have continuous health coverage. Students are required to purchase UC’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) unless they obtain a waiver by providing proof of minimum coverage under an approved health plan that meets required minimum health benefits levels. Information on the SHIP waiver may be found here


Additional Costs

The UCSF Student Financial Services Office lists additional expenses (such as cost of living, books, and supplies) for each year in the DPT program on its Cost of Attendance webpage (scroll down to Physical Therapy Programs). In addition, students will incur costs related to clinical education. They include:

APTA Student Membership

$103 for each year in the program.

Liability Insurance

Cost of liability insurance is covered by the DPT program.

CPR Certification

Cost varies by location. Ranges from $70 to $100 for a 2-year certification. Students must maintain active certification for the three years of the program.

Certified Background Service

$32.75 for initial background check. $35 for each drug test, as needed.  $32.75 for each additional background check, as needed.

Health Examinations & Immunizations

Cost varies depending on student's health insurance plan. If a student enrolled in the UCSF Student Health Insurance Plan, these immunizations will be at no additional cost.

Clinical Experience

Approximately $3,000 per student. Students are responsible for all costs related to clinical experiences which may include but are not limited to: relocation, transportation, housing, meals, attire, documentation, physical examinations, health requirements, and insurance.


Financial Aid

Financial aid for the DPT program is provided through UCSF. Details can be found on the UCSF Student Financial Services website. Additional information, including program-specific scholarships and outside resources, can be found on the DPT Financial Aid page.


Refund Policies

The refund policies for UCSF and SFSU can be found by following these links: