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Tuition Costs

Students have the option to enroll in the CScD in Occupational Therapy degree program or the Advanced Practice Certificate in Implementation of Evidence in Clinical Practice.

Cost per credit in the online CScD in Occupational Therapy program is currently $1,150 (based on 2021-2022 academic year rates).

Degree Program (with credit transfer)

$1,150

Tuition per credit hour

42

Total credit hours

$48,300*

Total cost of attendance

Advanced Practice Certificate

$1,150

Tuition per credit hour

12

Total credit hours

$13,800*

Total cost of attendance

*Tuition is based on 2021-2022 academic year rates and is subject to change.

Is this a good investment?

Graduates from programs like ours often find employment in a range of occupational therapy roles with a median salary of $84,950. Since each graduate is unique, you should evaluate your personal goals after graduation to assess your earning potential.

How will you pay tuition?

Students have a variety of options to fund their tuition, some of which are listed below. Consult with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid when determining what’s best for you.

Tuition & Fees

Cost per credit in the online CScD in Occupational Therapy program is currently $1,150 (based on 2021-2022 academic year rates). This cost does not include registration and student fees and is subject to change each year.

Financial Aid

There are many forms of financial aid to help fund your graduate studies at Pitt.

In order to apply for Federal student aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using Pitt’s school code: 008815. As a graduate student, you may qualify for the following two federal loans:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: Most graduate-level students may be eligible to receive up to $20,500 per academic year through the Direct Unsubsidized Loan.
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: The PLUS loan is credit-based and used to supplement the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. The maximum PLUS loan amount offered is the student’s cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received.

Please visit the Pitt SHRS website for more detailed information on financial aid.

Scholarships

For more information on scholarships, please visit Pitt’s Scholarship page.

Loans

There are many forms of financial aid to help fund your graduate studies at Pitt.

In order to apply for Federal student aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using Pitt’s school code: 008815. As a graduate student, you may qualify for the following two federal loans:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: Most graduate-level students may be eligible to receive up to $20,500 per academic year through the Direct Unsubsidized Loan.
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: The PLUS loan is credit-based and used to supplement the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. The maximum PLUS loan amount offered is the student’s cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received.

Please visit the Pitt SHRS website for more detailed information on financial aid.

If federal loans are unavailable or insufficient, we can help you explore private or alternative education loans. Unlike federal loans, private loans do not require a FAFSA to apply. Private loans are not based on need and approval is generally based on creditworthiness and ability to repay. Some students may need to apply with a credit-worthy co-signer. Interest rates, grace periods, repayment options and fees are determined by the lender and can vary considerably from lender to lender; generally, private loans carry higher interest rates than federal loans.

Employer Assistance

Your current employer may be willing to provide financial assistance for your graduate education, so check with your manager or HR department to see if there are potential opportunities for tuition support. If you have questions about approaching this conversation with your employer, our enrollment team can provide helpful tools and insights for exploring this opportunity.