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.
|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|
|Year||DPT Fee||CastleBranch Fee*|
*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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|
|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
Tuition cost per credit hour
per credit hour
- Background check $58
- Urinalysis drug screening $38
- Medical document tracker $35
Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology
|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.