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Scholarships and Financial Aid 

Tuition and Fees

Program Costs

Residency Classificaiton

Departmental Scholarships

Financial Aid

Recommendations from the American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Partnership Student Debt Task Force

Graduate Assistantships


In-State and Out-of-State Classification

Regional Tuition Credit applies to entry-level DPT students who are residents of Catoosa, Dade, Fannin, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia and Jackson county in Alabama. Eligible students pay a tuition rate equal to in-house fees plus a percent of out of state tuition. Current regional tuition rates are available from the Bursar's Office.


Departmental Scholarships

The Physical Therapy Department offers a limited number of scholarships on a yearly basis to admitted physical therapy students. Scholarship applications are distributed to eligible students in April of each year, with awards announced by mid-summer and applied to the fall/spring semesters.

 

Amber Heaven Maria Blockey Scholarship

  • Preference for this scholarship is given to first year students and/ or students with a demonstrated community involvement; financial need may be considered

Amy Mildram Scholarship Endowment Fund

  • This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating third year student exhibiting special interest in the area of pediatric physical therapy; financial need may be considered.

Benchmark DPT Scholarships

  • Benchmark DPT 1: primarily based on need.
  • Benchmark DPT 2 & DPT 3: based on academic performance and/or financial need.

Bryson Family Endowed Scholarship in Physical Therapy

  • Preference given to those entering the program for their first semester and those who are 1st generation college graduates.

Dr. Larry J. Tillman Endowed Scholarship in Physical Therapy

  • Preference given to students with special interest in geriatrics. Recipient must demonstrate successful academic performance; Financial need may be considered.

Drs. Julie and Troy Bage Endowed Scholarship in Physical Therapy

  • Primary preference is given to a student with an interest in manual therapy. Other consideration is given to students showing financial need, first generation college graduate, and/or career change.

Encompass Health Endowed Scholarship

  • Awarded every other academic year. 

Expanding Horizons Fund in Honor of Dr. Cathie Smith

  • Priority given to participants demonstrating service learning.

J. Randy Walker, Jr. Physical Therapy Scholarship

  • Preference for this scholarship is given to students who demonstrate successful academic performance.

John and Ruth Craven Physical Therapy Scholarship

  • Primary preference is given to a student with financial need. Preference given to 1st generation college students and students demonstrating successful academic performance.

Physical Therapy Alumni Scholarship Endowment

  • Based on academic performance and/or financial need.

Physical Therapy Scholarship Endowment

  • Based on academic performance and/or financial need.

Tri-State East Tennessee Endowed Scholarship in Physical Therapy

  • Recipient must demonstrate successful academic performance. Financial need may be considered.

 

 

 

 

 


Financial Aid

The PT faculty support the philosophy of the UTC Financial Aid Office. The educational opportunities of qualified students should not be controlled by their financial resources. Students are encouraged to contact the UTC Financial Aid office directly for additional information regarding financial aid opportunities.

Because a full-time course load is required each semester of the program, students are discouraged from seeking outside employment. In addition to the resources offered through UTC Financial Aid, students have been awarded graduate assistantships, fellowships and external scholarships, listed above.


Recommendations from the American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Partnership Student Debt Task Force:

This document addresses recommendations from the Student Debt Task Force. It includes frequently asked questions from potential DPT students along with links that may be helpful for current students and applicants as well as a listing of questions for applicants to ask of programs.

UTC Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of students in the second and third years of the program are selected each year for part-time graduate assistantships in the program. The assistantships include partial tuition waiver and a stipend.


Additional information about scholarships and financial aid for physical therapy students may be obtained from the American Physical Therapy Association. (APTA) Make sure to take a look at their newsletter and subscribe to be in the know as to what APTA offers.

 

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