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.

 

Based on 2018-2019 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: $62,877 ($7,026 per semester x 8 semesters plus 117 credit hours x $57 per hour)

Out of State: $79,005 ($9,042 per semester x 8 semesters plus 117 credit hours x $57 per hour)

Current OTD Hours


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.

Link to Fee Estimator

Link to Fee schedule

Link to Regional Tuition Information

Link to Application for Regional Tuition Differential Rate


Please note that this information is based on the current 2018-2019 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.