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Doctor of Physical Therapy


Tuition & Aid

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Financing a degree might seem hard, but our students quickly learn that a St. Ambrose education is valuable and affordable.

Contact the St. Ambrose University Financial Aid office at 563/333-6314 for complete information on Financial Aid. You might also wish to consult their website at


The St. Ambrose University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program sets a One-Price Tuition for all tuition and fees for the full 2.5 years of the DPT Program. The total cost of the program is then divided across seven payments and the cost will not change over the course of the program. This format ensures that the student knows the total tuition costs and can plan accordingly.

For the cohort of students entering the DPT Program in fall 2017 and graduating in December 2019, the total program cost will be $85,084. Students will be billed the following amounts each semester/term:

Fall 2017 - $14,180
Spring 2018 - $14,180
Summer 2018 - $7,092
Fall 2018 - $14,180
Spring 2019 - $14,180
Summer 2019 - $7,092
Fall 2019 - $14,180

This set price includes all tuition, course fees, liability insurance, technology fees, graduation application fees and a physical therapist tool kit that is used throughout the curriculum.

Additional Costs

Additional costs are not included in the One-Price Tuition Plan because they may vary based on the student's prior training, clinical site placement, and decisions on what course supplies to purchase.

These additional costs include:

  • All housing and living related expenses
  • Books and optional course supplies
  • Parking fees
  • CPR Certification
  • Background checks required for clinical education
  • Immunizations for clinical education
  • Travel and housing during clinical education
  • Graduation regalia (cap and gown)

Undergraduate Scholarships and Institutional Aid for Track I and II Students
Starting in Fall 2020, Track I and II students will not be able to apply any undergraduate scholarships awarded from St. Ambrose University to tuition and fees associated with the first year in the DPT Program.

That includes athletic scholarships and funding through the faculty/staff tuition remission and exchange programs. Other state or federal grants and private scholarships could still apply during the first year in the DPT Program. Those students accepted into Track I will still be able to use scholarships during their first three years at St. Ambrose University.