Expenses & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees Per Semester (2017-18 Fee Schedule)

 Residency Status


 University Fees

Resident of Iowa



Non-resident of Iowa    



Total Tuition & Fees for DPT Program (2017-18 Fee Schedule):
$61,280    Resident of Iowa
$119,345  Nonresident of Iowa

Other Expenses

 Supply  Cost
Books ~$1,200-$1,500
Laptop Computer ~$1,900
Equipment and Supplies ~$300
Criminal Background Check (through PTCAS) $72
Gross Anatomy Laboratory Users Fee $500
Neuroanatomy Laboratory User Fee $50

Housing (approximate cost per month)

 Housing Type  Cost
Off-campus Housing - 1 bedroom $600
Off-campus Housing - 2 bedroom $695
University Family Housing - 1 bedroom $418
University Family Housing - 2 bedroom $545

Health Insurance

Students are required to have health insurance.

Advance Payment

A $600 advance payment is required if admitted into the DPT Program. This fee is non refundable.

Financial Aid

Major sources of support for students include parental assistance, accumulated savings, the income of working spouses, part-time jobs, departmental financial aid, scholarships, and loans.

Each entering physical therapy student will be eligible for financial aid as determined on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.  The student must sustain a strong academic performance in order to qualify for these funds.  These resources are contingent upon approval from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa on an annual basis.

The department has 12+ $1,000 scholarships to award annually.  The funds for these scholarships are through memorials and contributions to the department from alumni. 

Eligible students may receive Federal Direct Student Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and Work-Study awards. Interest on the loans accrues at a comparatively low rate and the loans are repayable over an extended period of time after you complete your course of study.

Specific information about the application process for various forms of non-departmental financial aid may be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Aid, 208 Calvin Hall, 319/335-1450, financial-aid@uiowa.edu.

Graduate Opportunity Assistance

The Graduate College provides counseling services to students from U.S. minority groups: American Indian or Alaskan Native, African American, Hispanic/Latino(a), Asian, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. For further information call or write the Graduate College, 205 Gilmore Hall, 319/335-2144.