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Occupational Therapy


Tuition & Aid


At St. Ambrose University, it’s not uncommon for students to earn graduate degrees who didn’t think it was financially possible.

In the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, we know that “how to pay for graduate school?” will be at the forefront of your mind. In fact, it’s probably safe to say it’s one of the biggest stresses you’ll encounter as you make the decision to continue your education. But rest assured: We’ll do everything we can to walk you through your options.

There are a number of opportunities available to graduate students wishing to apply for financial aid and assistantships. Give us a call and we’ll answer anything else you might want to know.


One Price Tuition Plan

Students in the OTD Program will be included in the St. Ambrose University One Price Tuition Plan. The One Price Plan ensures tuition costs remain at one rate throughout the normal course of full time graduate study. Additionally, the cost is consistent across semesters, making financial planning easier.

The One Price Tuition Plan includes all tuition, course fees, liability insurance, technology fees, graduation fees, parking fees, and a number of other costs incurred by occupational therapy students (such as CPR training, TB tests, and background checks required for fieldwork experiences). While this plan covers major expenses of the OTD Program, there are additional costs not included such as room and board, text books, and additional fieldwork costs that vary based on clinical site placements.

For the cohort of students entering the OTD Program in Fall 2017, the total yearly tuition will be $36,166. The total tuition cost of full-time enrollment in the 3 year OTD Program will be $108,498. Costs to enroll in our program are the same for Iowa and out-of-state residents.

St. Ambrose University is committed to helping students from all financial backgrounds achieve their dreams of gaining a quality education. Learn more by calling the Financial Aid Office at (563) 333-6314 or reviewing the Financial Aid Office website.

Contact the OTD Program with questions about the current One-Price Tuition Plan rate and details. Policies and published fees are subject to change.