Tuition and Financial Aid

Earning a graduate-level degree from Arcadia University’s College of Health Sciences is a significant investment in your career and future. It is important to us that you have all the information you need on your path toward advancing your career.

Tuition costs vary for the hybrid program delivered by Arcadia’s College of Health Sciences.

Arcadia’s Hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program Tuition

Arcadia’s hybrid DPT program consists of 112 credits to be completed full time over the course of 26 months. For the Fall 2024 entering class, tuition per semester for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is $20,180.

The plan of study for the hybrid DPT program takes place over six semesters for a total tuition cost of $121,080. You can expect a moderate increase in tuition for the following entering class.

Students are responsible for the additional costs of travel and housing associated with their clinical experiences. Additionally, students are required to pay a tech fee and graduate fee each semester and should plan accordingly. Please refer to the Student Financial Fact Sheet for a general estimate of program costs.

Funding and Financial Aid Options

We encourage you to explore a number of options for funding your degree, including grants and scholarships, employer-sponsored tuition assistance, military education benefits, and federal student loans.

If you intend to apply for federal student aid, you may start the process while applying for admission. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Arcadia’s school code is 003235.

The FAFSA must be completed each academic year in order to remain eligible for Federal Student Aid.

Please reference the chart below to determine which FAFSA to complete based on your desired start date:

StartTermFASFA Year
August 2024
Fall 2024
August 2025
Fall 2025
August 2026
Fall 2026

To find more financial aid resources, you can consult the professional organization associated with your program. DPT students can request information from the American Physical Therapy Association at

If you have any questions about financing your education, feel free to contact us.