Information on Program Costs
Graduate students are billed for a maximum of 9 hours each semester. Your tuition and fees are based on 9 hours although students in our program generally take closer to 18 hours a semester. The current number of hours per semester is listed below. Students in our program currently pay a tuition differential of $57.00 per credit hour. Therefore, specific tuition and fees will vary by semester.
This information is based on the 2017-2018 academic year. We anticipate that the regional and out of state tuition costs will decrease in the 2018-2019 academic year. The tuition differential and maintenance fees should remain the same or similar.
Based on 2017-2018 tuition rates, the following are estimated total costs for the full 8 semesters of the OTD program:
In state: $46,749 ($5010 per semester x 8 semesters plus 117 credit hours x $57 per hour)
Regional Tuition discount: $62,867 ($7,024.75 per semester x 8 semesters plus 117 credit hours x $57 per hour)
Out of State: $111,221 ($13,069 per semester x 8 semesters plus 117 credit hours x $57 per hour)
Fall I- 18 hours
Spring I- 18 hours
Summer I- 15 hours
Fall II- 18 hours
Spring II- 15 hours
Summer II- 9 hours
Fall III- 12 hours
Spring III- 12 hours
Total hours- 117
By using the Fee Estimator the cost per semester may be calculated. Be sure to select your residency status and graduate level status. Under “Class Types and Credit Hours” select the number of credit hours for the semester as “Seated Hours.” Under “Specific Class and Lab Fees,” be sure to check “Let Me Specify” and select the appropriate number of hours under “Therapy Classes.” Be sure this number matches the number of seated hours you selected under “Class Types and Credit Hours.” Do not select any other options under “Specific Class and Lab Fees” except the number of credit hours for therapy classes. Please note that it is difficult to establish residency for tuition purposes in Tennessee if you are not already a resident. Non-residents should make all decisions based on out of state tuition. Residents of specific Georgia and Alabama counties may qualify for regional tuition rates. For more information on regional tuition rates, click the links below.
Please note that this information is based on the current 2017-2018 academic year. Tuition rates may change, and the number of credit hours in a semester are subject to change in an upcoming academic year. All fees are subject to any changes approved by the Board of Trustees prior to the beginning of a term.