Affordability

When considering the costs associated with earning your Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, several factors should be considered: tuition, length of the program, housing, and lost wages associated with the length of the program. 

Calculate the facts. The article, "The False Wisdom of Tuition Based Ranking of Allied Health Programs: Is your program Affordable?" summarizes the affordability of PT programs in California. (Note: This article was published in 2006; however, the factors affecting affordability remain the same.)  

 

Physical Therapy Tuition

First Year Estimated Costs

Expense Fall Spring Summer
Tuition $24,334 $24,334 $24,334
ASUOP $30 $30 $30
Wellness Center $165 $165 $165
Activity & Recreation Center $60 $60 $60
Background checks $40 n/a n/a
Drug screening $30 n/a n/a
Student Health Insurance TBD TBD n/a
Required textbooks $1,081 $517 $452
Computer $2,000 n/a n/a
CPR $60 n/a n/a
Clinical lab equipment $176 $45 n/a
Professional Society $103 n/a n/a
Physical Therapy Fee $150 $150 $150

Second Year Estimated Costs

Expense Fall Spring Summer
Tuition $24,334 $24,334 $24,334
ASUOP $30 $30 n/a
Wellness Center $165 $165 $165
Activity & Recreation Center $60 $60 n/a
Student Health Insurance TBD TBD n/a
Required textbooks $213 $957 $350
Clinical lab equipment $120 n/a n/a
Physical Therapy Fee $150 $150 $150

 

 

Note: The program and university reserve the right to modify or change admission standards, tuition, and fees without prior notice and immediately.

Wellness Center, ASUOP, Activity and Recreation fees, and class and lab fees are non-refundable after the last day to add.

The student health insurance plan is not refundable after 30 days from the start of the term and is not refundable if a claim has been filed. 

For information about student health insurance programs and requirements, see the Health Insurance Office.