Tuition & Fees Associated with the DPT Program

The DPT degree requires completion of 2.5 years of study (8 semesters), 116 credit hours, and 38 weeks of clinical experience.

CU Anschutz Financial Aid Office

CU PT DPT Financial Fact Sheet 2023-2024


Financial Resources

Financial FAQ for Prospective Physical Therapy Students
APTA Financial Solutions
APTA Federal Student Loan Forgiveness
CU PT Tuition & Fees

Financial Aid

Financial Literacy Resources
Prospective Student Residency

Summer 2023Fall 2023Spring 2024
Colorado Residents*$592 per credit hour**$610 per credit hour**$610 per credit hour**
Non-Residents$1,240 per credit hour**$1,277 per credit hour**$1,277 per credit hour**


 Summer 2024Fall 2024Spring 2025
Colorado Residents*$610 per credit hour**$628 per credit hour**$628 per credit hour**
Non-Residents$1,277 per credit hour**$1,315 per credit hour**$1,315 per credit hour**

For a more thorough estimated cost of attendance, visit the CU Financial Aid site.

*Incoming Doctor of Physical Therapy students assessed non-resident tuition upon admission, should review the requirements for establishing residencyand arrange to meet these requirements in order to be assessed resident tuition after their first year. 

Non-residents who establish residency while in the program should consult the curriculum to view credits per semester when determining yearly cost of attendance.

**Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Regents, the governing body of the University of Colorado, and are subject to change at any time.

 Type of FeeCostFrequency
Anschutz Medical CampusAcademic Support Services$64Each Semester
 Matriculation$140One-time, 1st Year
 Regional Transportation District (RTD)$53.35Each Semester
 Student Activity$20Each Summer
Physical Therapy Program


(Cost based on average of past 2 years)

Year 1 - $1,655
Year 2 - $1,000
Year 3 - $200

Per academic year 


Students admitted into the program must submit a $1,000 confirmation deposit to hold their place in the class upon receiving an offer of admission. This deposit is applied to tuition and fees for the first semester of attendance.
Health Insurance Plan must meet requirements - direct to either or both:
Financial Aid


Student Health Insurance

Students are responsible for travel, housing and living expenses related to clinical education. Our curriculum requires students to complete at least one clinical affiliation in a rural or under-served area. Clinical education costs are variable, depending on location and length of each clinical affiliation experience.​​​​​​​