Tuition and Aid

Doctor of Physical Therapy Transfer Students

The Doctor of Physical Therapy class entering the program in summer 2014 is full. Should applications from second degree applicants be accepted for summer 2015, financial aid information will be available on this site in the summer of 2014.

Transfer Students with Bachelor's Degree beginning Summer 2013

  • Academic Scholarship – All transfer students who are admitted into the DPT program will receive a UE Academic Scholarship worth $10,000 annually. The award will be available for up to three academic years. One half of the annual award ($5,000) will be applied each fall and spring semester, beginning in the fall of 2013.
  • Tuition and Fees – The annual (fall + spring semester) tuition and fees for 2013-14 for full-time enrollment will be $30,556 ($15,278 per semester). Summer terms are charged separately (see below).
  • Other Grants – No Federal Pell Grants, State of Indiana Grants, nor UE Grants are available for students who possess a bachelor's degree or for graduate students. However, various forms of education loans are available.
  • Summer terms are charged on a per-credit-hour basis. The rate for summer 2012 was $450 per credit hour plus a $50 registration fee per term. While your UE Academic Scholarship is not available in the summers, various forms of educational loans are.
Credit Hours Enrolled Potential Sources of Aid File this FAFSA
Summer 2013 8 Direct Stafford Loan 2012-13
Fall 2013 -
Spring 2014
Full-time UE Scholarship
Direct Stafford Loan
Grad PLUS Loan
Private Student Loan
2013-14
Summer 2014 5 Direct Stafford Loan
Grad PLUS Loan
Private Student Loan
2013-14
Fall 2014 -
Spring 2015
Full-time UE Scholarship
Direct Stafford Loan
Grad PLUS Loan
Private Student Loan
2014-15
Summer 2015 5 Direct Stafford Loan
Grad PLUS Loan
Private Student Loan
2014-15
Fall 2015 -
Spring 2016
Full-time UE Scholarship
Direct Stafford Loan
Grad PLUS Loan
Private Student Loan
2015-16

The Federal Direct Stafford Loan

All students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov may use the Federal Direct Stafford Loan, for terms in which they are enrolled at least half-time. UE's code for the FAFSA is 001795. The Direct Stafford Loan typically has the best terms of the educational loans available for the DPT program. Graduate students have an annual eligibility of $20,500, which starts each August and runs through the following summer. For graduate students, the loan is "unsubsidized," meaning that interest will accrue on the principal balance during college at the current fixed rate of 6.8 percent. Repayment begins six-months after college.

In the spring of 2013, the UE Office of Financial Aid will communicate directly with students who plan to begin the DPT program in the summer of 2013, offering assistance and instructions to establish eligibility for the Direct Stafford Loan. Each fall semester, graduate students begin anew to use funding from their annual eligibility of $20,500. If the student exhausts the entire $20,500 during the fall/spring terms, another type of loan would need to be used for the trailing summer term.

Additional Educational Loans

In addition to the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, the loans listed below may be available to supplement your funding.

FEDERAL GRADUATE PLUS LOAN — Students are required to first exhaust their annual eligibility in the Federal Direct Stafford Loan, before requesting funds through the Graduate PLUS Loan. The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan allows credit-worthy students to borrow in their own name, in an amount that may cover the entire Cost of Attendance, including books and living expenses. The Graduate PLUS Loan allows for deferred repayment, although interest will accrue during college at the current fixed rate of 7.9 percent.

PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL LOANS — Many educational lenders offer loans in the student's name, with repayment after graduation. Most lenders require a credit-worthy cosigner and have variable interest rates. Information about private educational loans may be found at studentlendinganalytics.com.