If independent study credits or additional courses are taken, tuition fees do not increase. Please see the Office of the Registrar's website for more tuition and fee information. For tuition rates, choose "health professional" as the student program. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Tuition by semester (based on the 2018-19 academic year)

* Once admitted you will need to pay a $75 UW-Madison application fee and a $500 deposit that is applied toward your summer 2020 tuition.

Semester Credits Resident Non-resident/
Minnesota resident
(we accept reciprocity)
1 (summer) 10 $4,712.88 $9,710.46 $6,588.06
2 (fall) 16 $6,504.80 $13,168.24 $9,173.04
3 (spring) 18 $6,504.80 $13,168.24 $9,173.04
4 (summer) 11 $4,712.88 $9,710.46 $6,588.06
5 (fall) 15 $6,504.80 $13,168.24 $9,173.04
6 (spring) 15 $6,504.80 $13,168.24 $9,173.04
7 (summer) 11 $4,712.88 $9,710.46 $6,588.06
8 (fall) 18 $6,504.80 $13,168.24 $9,173.04
9 (spring) 9 $6,504.80 $13,168.24 $9,173.04
Totals 123 $53,167.44 $108,140.82 $74,802.42

Information about residency status for tuition purposes may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar

Financial aid

Information on financial aid is available from the Office of Student Financial Aid. For financial aid, consider yourself a graduate student rather than a medical student.

Books and fees

Book fees are estimated to be $75-$225 for each of the first seven semesters.

Other costs during the program are minimal, geneally less than $200. However, membership in the American Physical Therapy Association is required at a cost of $95 per year. The fee includes Wisconsin chapter membership.

There is a computer lab specifically for Doctor of Physical Therapy Program students in the Medical Sciences Center; however, students are expected to have a laptop.

There is a one-time $65 official-document fee charged to all first-time UW-Madison student on their first-semester tuition bill.

Costs for clinical experiences

All costs for living expenses and transportation during clinical experiences and internships are the responsibility of the student.

Health insurance

Students are required to be protected by health insurance that meets standards established by the School of Medicine and Public Health.

Caregiver background screen

All students in the School of Medicine and Public Health are required to have a Wisconsin caregiver background check. The information obtained by this check will be used by the program’s clinical training facilities to determine the individual’s eligibility to train within the facility. A Wisconsin caregiver background check is required of all students, regardless of their place of residence.

Immunizations and titers

Students are required to submit proof of titers and/or immunization for infectious diseases, including Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Hepatitis B and tetanus/diphtheria. This may require payment to have titers drawn. Annual flu vaccination and a TB test are also required.

Cost of living and housing

Living costs vary widely depending on personal preferences and needs. For on-campus housing, contact the Division of University Housing. For off-campus housing, contact the Campus Area Housing Listing Service.