Tuition & Fees

2020-21 Tuition & Fees for DPT Program

 

Tuition & Fees (paid to UCSF)* - Resident/Non-resident

CA Resident Fall Winter Spring Annual
   Student Services Fee $376 $376 $376 $1,128
   Tuition $3,814 $3,814 $3,814 $11,442
   Community Centers Facilities Fee $66 $66 $66 $198
   Graduate and Professional Student Association $9 $9 $9 $27
   Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition** $4,454 $4,454 $4,454 $13,362
   Student Health Insurance*** $1,995 $1,995 $1,995 $5,985
   Student Health and Counseling Supplemental Fee $53 $53 $53 $159
CA Resident Total $10,767 $10,767 $10,767 $32,301
         
Non-Resident Fall Winter Spring Annual
   Student Services Fee $376 $376 $376 $1,128
   Tuition $3,814 $3,814 $3,814 $11,442
   Community Centers Facilities Fee $66 $66 $66 $198
   Graduate and Professional Student Association $9 $9 $9 $27
   Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition** $4,454 $4,454 $4,454 $13,362
   Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $4,082 $4,082 $4,081 $12,245
   Student Health Insurance*** $1,995 $1,995 $1,995 $5,985
   Student Health and Counseling Supplemental Fee $53 $53 $53 $159
Non-resident Total $14,849 $14,849 $14,848 $44,546

 

For more information, please visit the Graduate Division - Student Fees webpage.


*Fees are subject to change without notice. Figures for systemwide tuition and fees represent currently approved amounts and may not be final. Actual systemwide tuition and fees are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California. Final approved 2020-21 tuition and fee levels may be higher or lower than the amounts presented.

**If students apply for financial aid and demonstrate need, students may be eligible to receive grants and/or loans. UCSF sets aside 33% of revenue generated from the approved fee increases to mitigate the impact of higher fees and other costs on students with financial need.

***If you already have health insurance, you may qualify to waive out of the Student Health and Counseling Insurance Plan. If you do not have health insurance, you will be required to enroll in the Student Health and Counseling Insurance Plan.

Summer Tuition & Fees* - Resident/Non-resident

CA Resident 1st Summer (paid to UCSF) 2nd Summer (paid to SFSU) 3rd Summer (paid to SFSU)
UCSF Registration Fee $5,306 $0 $0
UCSF Health Insurance Premium $1,257 $0 $0
UCSF Student Health Fee $265 $0 $0
SFSU Tuition Fee $0 $3,588 $3,588
SFSU Student Body Center Fee $0 $38 $38
SFSU Recreation and Wellness Center Fee $0 $75 $75
SFSU Student Body Association Fee $0 $25 $25
SFSU Student Health Service Fee** $0 $73 $73
SFSU Instructionally Related Activities Fee $0 $9 $9
Campus Service ID Card Fee $42 (WeID***) $2 $2
CA Resident Total $6,864 $3,810 $3,810
Additional Non-resident Fees $0 $396/unit $396/unit
Non-resident Total $6,864 $6,186 $6,978

 

*Fees are subject to change without notice. Figures for systemwide tuition and fees represent currently approved amounts and may not be final. Actual systemwide tuition and fees are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California. Final approved 2020-21 tuition and fee levels may be higher or lower than the amounts presented.

**Does not include student health insurance.

***Students are responsible for their student ID, and will be assessed a $42 WeID fee for their UCSF photo ID by the UCSF Police Department.


Additional Costs

Students will incur some additional costs once enrolled in the program, specifically related to clinical education. They include:

Requirement Cost
APTA Student Membership $103 for each year in the program
Liability Insurance $50 for three years
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 $72 for three years. If a student requires additional testing: $35 for additional drug test; $42 for additional background check.
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.
WeID*** Students are responsible for their student ID, and will be assessed a $42 WeID fee for their UCSF photo ID by the UCSF Police Department.

Refund Policies

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


Financial Aid

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

Other resources:

External scholarship resources:

National Physical Therapy Scholarships

*Source

Name

Amount

Description

Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Outstanding PT Student Award

Unknown

For students demonstrating interest in the field of geriatric physical therapy and are enrolled in an accredited DPT program.

AMBUCS Scholarship Program for Therapists

Up to $6,000

For graduate students enrolled in a graduate physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech pathology program.

American Academy of Physical Therapy

Up to $2,500

For PT and PTA students in their final year of training. Selection places an importance on contributing to minority affairs.

APTA Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award

Up to $1,000

For PT and PTA students in their final year of school who are APTA members.

Daughters of the American Revolution Physical/Occupational Therapy Scholarship

$2,000

For students accepted to or enrolled in an accredited PT or OT program.

Employee Incentive Scholarship Program

Up to $39,500 over 3 years

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.

IHS Health Professions Scholarship Program

Varies

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.

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

Varies

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

Katherine H. Dilley Scholarship Fund

$1,000

This scholarship is for students studying physical or occupational therapy at an accredited Arizona college or university.

Mary McMillan Scholarship Award

$5,000

This scholarship is for students in their last year at an accredited PT or PTA program

Minority Scholarship Award

Varies

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

VA National Education for Employees Program

Up to $38,500 over 3 years of full time coursework

This scholarship is for students who are VA employees and are pursuing health care careers through degrees that are first-time certification programs requiring practicum hours. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA. Must work at the VA during academic breaks and for 3 years after graduation.


WICHE

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education’s (WICHE) Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) enables students in 10 western states to enroll in selected out-of-state professional programs usually because those fields of study are not available at public institutions in their home states. 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 (AK)
  • *Nevada (NV) (contact NV state office for more information)
  • Hawaii (HI)
  • Wyoming (WY)

Applicants must apply for certification to their home state prior to October 15, the year prior to admission. Some states have earlier deadlines; for the most current information and links to your home state’s application, visit http://wiche.edu/psep/cert-off . Students awarded for support pay reduced tuition. State certification does not guarantee support because many times the number of qualified applicants exceeds the funds available to a state’s residents. When this is the case, funds are offered first to the most qualified applicants, determined by a state cohort ranking of all the applicants with offers at any participating WICHE program in the student’s chosen field.

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


Cost of Living

The results of the student cost of living survey have been compiled into an interactive format and made available on the website of The Office of Institutional Research.