Tuition and Fees

The estimated Cost of Attendance for the 2019-20 academic year (Fall 2019/Spring 2020/Summer 2020) ) is $70,758. This covers a 12-month period and includes tuition & fees, estimated supplies and living costs. When comparing costs at other programs, make sure you are comparing the same period of time.

Below are the DPT tuition and fees rates for the 2019-20 academic year (per semester).

Tuition $12,367 per semester
Activity Fee $92 (fall and spring semesters)
Activity Fee $0 (summer semester)
Athletic Fee $146 (fall and spring semesters)
Athletic Fee $57 (summer semester)
Immunization/Disability Fee $125 per semester
Clinical Admin Fee $75 per semester
Mental Health Fee $83 per semester
Technology Fee $70 per semester
Transcript Fee $70 1st semester only

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance for the DPT Program consists of merit scholarships and various other scholarships and loans awarded through the Office of Financial Aid.

The Division of Physical Therapy offers a limited number of merit scholarships to qualified second and third year students. This scholarship is very competitive. Criteria for the awards are based on student’s academic, service and research achievements while in the Emory DPT Program. The application materials submitted for admission into the program serve as the basis for selection.

Other types of financial assistance include:

Teem Scholarship

Whitehead Scholarship (females only)

Allied Health Tuition Loan

Subsidized Stafford Loan

Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

GradPLUS Loans

Private Loans

New – Indian Health Professions Scholarship

Typical Financial Aid Award for 12 Months

•  Teem Scholarship $3,000
•  Allied Health Tuition Loan $4,000
•  Subsidized Stafford Loan $8,500
•  Unsubsidized Stafford Loan $20,000
•  GradPLUS Loan $10,000-30,000

Financial Aid

For general information about financial aid forms, deadlines, support documentation, and the financial aid process, you may visit the Emory University Office of Financial Aid website (shown above) or call 1-800-727-6039


Health insurance is mandatory for ALL students enrolled in the School of Medicine at Emory University. Students may purchase the Emory University Student Health Services Insurance Plan (offered by Aetna) OR provide documentation of an existing health insurance plan from an outside carrier that meets mandatory health insurance requirements (see list below).


If you do not purchase the Aetna insurance plan, you must be able to provide documentation of health insurance coverage that meets all mandatory health insurance requirements. Any outside plan must have at a minimum:

Coverage that allows the insured student to receive outpatient, emergency, specialist and inpatient care, diagnostic testing and procedures, and mental health inpatient and outpatient care, including alcohol and substance abuse treatment, in Atlanta, GA.

A deductible not greater than $2,500 per policy year. If the annual deductible exceeds $1,050, the insured student must have an approved Healthcare Savings Account (HSA) that will allow the student to seek needed medical and mental health care when recommended by a healthcare provider and will cover all deductible expenses over $1,050.

The insurance must be provided by an insurance company domiciled in the United States.

Information about insurance requirements, rates, deadlines, and compliance forms will be communicated directly with all accepted students prior to matriculation.

Emory School of Medicine Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy

Registration may be cancelled during the first week of classes as stated in the academic calendar with the precise date each semester. Cancellation of registration means that no deficiencies will be noted on the student’s transcript. A student who wishes to leave the University after the first week must officially withdraw; honorable dismissal requires that this procedure be followed. Withdrawal forms may be obtained at OMESA.

Tuition refunds are partial. A student may cancel registration during the first week of the semester in which case only the deposit is forfeited (or twenty five dollars if no deposit was required). After the first week of class, a student may voluntarily withdraw, and the tuition forfeiture increases progressively. Please contact OMESA or the Bursar for a forfeiture percentage schedule. No refund is given if students drop only part of their coursework after the last day specified for approved schedule changes. No refund is given to a student who is dismissed.

Refunds for first-time Emory University students who are federal aid recipients (Title IV) will be prorated in accordance with the Higher Education Ammendments of 1992 and any related regulations.