Tuition and Financial Aid

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Attending graduate school is an investment in your future and a commitment of your financial resources. The George Washington University is committed to assisting graduate applicants in the process of financing their education. To better meet the needs of our physical therapy students, at this time, the program charges a fixed tuition rate for the duration of the program, which means that you will not incur annual tuition increases during your course of study; students must maintain continuous, full-time enrollment. 

The following represents estimated expenses for newly admitted students entering the program in the 2024-25 academic year.

  DPT Cohort 2027
  Fall I  Spring I Summer I
Tuition $15,843 $15,843 $15,843
Student Health Insurance
Student Association Fee



Subtotal Tuition and Fees $17,188 $17,513 $16,851
Educational Expenses
Books & Supplies



Subtotal Educational Expenses $1,800 $1,800 $1,100

*Estimated rates for the 2024-2025 academic year

Please note that all students enrolled in the program are required to maintain adequate health insurance coverage that meets the University requirements throughout the duration of the program. This insurance is mandatory, but the GW student health insurance plan may be waived with proof of other current coverage. Please see the Pre-Clinical Requirements webpage for more details.

Personal & Living Expenses

The George Washington University Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) estimates a standard amount when determining living expenses, including housing and utilities, for a graduate student living off-campus. The OSFA estimates the average out-of-pocket costs that students may incur, such as personal and living expenses. Please note that these costs are variable and can be considerably less, depending on your choice of living arrangements. Program students recently surveyed indicated average expenses lower than those included above.

*For complete cost information that may not be listed here (including housing), please visit the Cost of Attendance page

Financial Assistance

Eligible students who wish to apply for federal loans must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is currently available online for the academic year, and list GW’s School Code 001444The fall priority deadline for completing the FAFSA is May 15th. You will still be able to submit the FAFSA after this date, but please do so as soon as you accept an offer of admission. Please visit the "Graduate" tab under the Office of Student Financial Assistance website for information on the financial aid deadline. For detailed information on how to apply for federal financial aid, please visit the "Graduate" tab under the "How to Apply for Financial Aid" section of the financial aid website.

Please note that students who are slated to receive outside resources from University departments or other agencies must report their funding via the Verification of Outside Awards form. If you have any questions regarding the federal financial aid application process, please reach out directly to OFSA at 202-994-6620 or

Click here for more information on How to Apply for Financial Aid. Please be advised that students who receive financial assistance must adhere to the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements (see Financial Aid Policies and Disclosures below). For more information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) at

The University requests that international students matriculating into the program present evidence of sufficient funds to cover all tuition, fees, books, and living expenses for their program of study.

Departmental Scholarships and federal work-study

Commensurate with the SMHS mission, the DPT program is dedicated to recruiting and educating a qualified and diverse healthcare workforce capable of meeting societal needs. As such, a limited number of scholarships are available for qualified applicants. All students will be considered for scholarship awards, and the federally funded work program (FWS) that allows GW students who have received a FWS award from the Office of Student Financial Assistance to earn money through a part-time job during the academic year. Students interested in the FWS program must complete the Graduate Federal Work Study Request Form to be considered.

Policies and Disclosures Related to Financial Aid

Please visit the GW Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) and the GW Student Accounts Office to review a comprehensive list of important policies related to financial aid that you will need to familiarize yourself with, including the following items:

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is a federally-funded work program that allows GW students who have received an FWS award from the Office of Student Financial Assistance to earn money through a part-time job during the academic year. Students interested in the Federal Work-Study Program must complete the Graduate Federal Work Study Request Form to be considered and indicate their interest when filling out the FAFSA as well. The Graduate Federal Work Study Request Form is on the OFSA website.

Military Educational Benefits

GW’s Office of Military and Veteran Student Services processes applications for entitlement payments under the various classes of veterans’ educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are planning to use the G.I. Bill®, please consult the Admitted Veteran, Military Personnel, and Dependent Student Checklist. GW Certifying Official(s) and information about military benefits can be found on the Office of Military and Veteran Student Services website.

External Funding Sources