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Cost and Investment


Tuition and Fees

Whether you're a full-time traditional student, or an online student,  knowing the cost of attendance is crucial to keep track of your expected aid and tuition. 

Doctor of Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program consists of three years that includes two summer semesters.

Tuition:

Class Fall / Spring Summer
Class of 2021 $13,688 / semester $13,688
Class of 2022 $14,235 / semester $14,235
Class of 2023 $14,235 / semester $14,235


Fees:

Year DPT Fee CastleBranch Fee*
First year $350/semester $90
Second year $150/semester $30
Third year $50/semester $30

*Starting with the class entering in 2017, the following fees will be assessed by CastleBranch:

  • Background check: $55.00 (first year only)
  • Immunization and health document tracker: $35.00 (first year only)
  • Background re-check: $30.00 (second and third year)

Financial Aid

Trine University does not currently support scholarships for graduate students in the DPT program. Because of the intensive, full time nature of the program, students are discouraged from seeking employment during their studies. We suggest that students explore alternative funding opportunities to complete the program.

Should you have any questions regarding financial aid, you are encouraged to contact the Trine University Financial Aid office at (260)665-4158 or toll free at (800)347-4878. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Financial Aid counselors can also be reached via email at finaid@trine.edu.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at Trine University uses a comprehensive cost approach, meaning that tuition includes all books, required subscriptions, and technology fees. The summary of tuition costs is as follows and totals seven semesters (including summer):

Class Phases Cost Total Cost (7 semesters)
Class of 2020 Didactic phase: Fall 2018 - Fall 2019
Clinical phase: Spring 2020 - Fall 2020
 $13,150 / Semester $92,050
Class of 2021 Didactic phase: Fall 2019 - Fall 2020
Clinical phase: Spring 2021 - Fall 2021
$13,808 / Semester $96,656
Class of 2022 Didactic phase: Fall 2020 - Fall 2021
Clinical phase: Spring 2022 - Fall 2022
$14,500 / Semester $101,500


Tuition includes required books and resources, ACLS, BLS, nametag, basic laboratory supplies, AAPA membership, one lab coat and technology fees

Fees NOT included in tuition are medical equipment, travel expenses, housing costs, personal expenses (clothing, food, etc.), cost of replacing lost or misused items, background check, immunizations, optional reference materials, tutoring or personal computer/laptop.


Additional PA program costs.

In addition to the tuition and semester/course fees, additional fees include, but are not limited to: medical equipment, pre-participation history and physical exam, background check, drug screen, and enrollment costs. Students are required to pay for housing, transportation and all travel costs while in the program. Students are required to have reliable transportation to travel to and from class, rotation sites, and program-related events. Expected and optional fees are summarized below. Note: These are an estimate as prices are subject to change.

Service Required by Program Student Cost Notes
Physical Exam   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Annual TB Testing x3   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Annual flu shot x2   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
TDAP   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Hepatitis B Antibody Test   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Hepatitis B Series   If antibody test is negative; cost varies by provider
Measles Titer   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Mumps Titer   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Rubella Titer   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Varicella Titer   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
 Drug Screen x2 $21 $10.50 each, CastleBranch
Background Check $58 CastleBranch
Medical Equipment / Enrollment Fees $862 Due in full to medical equipment vendor at time of purchase.
Total (estimated) $941  Plus the above listed medical costs

Note - Students are to carry health insurance which may or may not cover some of the above health care related expenses.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Tuition cost per credit hour

Description 2020/2021
per credit hour
Undergraduate tuition $250

The RN to BSN degree program has a $131 per year fee for screenings through the  CastleBranch  Corporation. These screenings are the following:
  • Background check $58
  • Urinalysis drug screening $38
  • Medical document tracker $35

 

Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology

 

  Semesters Cost Fee
Class of 2021 Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020 $10,500/semester* $350/semester
Class of 2022 Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021 $10,500/semester* $350/semester

*Students are responsible for housing, transportation and all travel costs while in the program.