Occupational Therapy Tuition
Tuition and Fees
- All M.S., M.O.T. and Ph.D. students pay full-time tuition and fees during the fall and spring semesters.
- Professional entry-level M.S. and M.O.T. students pay for 12 credits of tuition and fees while completing each of the two Level II Fieldwork requirements.
- M.O.T. students, as well as entry-level and post-professional M.S. students, pay graduate differential tuition of $2000 per semester including summer sessions.
- Graduate differential tuition funds are directly used to benefit student learning experiences and outcomes in the occupational therapy program. Benefits of the graduate differential tuition have included:
- Maintenance of low student to faculty ratios in all lectures and lab courses made possible by increasing faculty size and support by adjunct instructors
- Active participatory learning strategies and an emphasis on professional and scholarly writing more comprehensively infused across the curriculum
- Increased availability of graduate assistantships
- Development of new electives and other learning experiences that reflect faculty expertise and help to address emerging practice areas
- Increased faculty and staff support of students in Level I and Level II fieldwork, including increased numbers of fieldwork sites in Colorado and nationally
- Greater availability to students of faculty mentors for research and outreach projects
- AOTA membership: $75.00/year
- OTAC membership: $25.00/year
- See fieldwork for costs related to completing your fieldwork requirements
Occupational Therapy Departmental and Other Resources
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation offers scholarships for full-time students currently enrolled in accredited or developing occupational therapy programs.
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including occupational therapy.
College of Health and Human Sciences Fellowship
Following admission to the program students can apply for departmental fellowships, assistantships and other funding opportunities. This is a separate application process and admitted students will receive information in late spring/early summer.
This fellowship is awarded to a first-year student enrolling in the Occupational Therapy master’s program. The recipient is simultaneously appointed a .25 teaching assistantship. Fellowships are awarded for one year (nonrenewable). The amount awarded varies each year. All awardees must meet the following criteria:
- First time admit to CSU’s Graduate School.
- Minimum 3.25 undergraduate GPA as well as a separately calculated 3.25 GPA in any graduate work already completed.
- Full-time registration for Fall and Spring semesters.
- Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Approximate amounts in the package are as follows:
Teaching assistantship $7390
Half tuition remission (no fees)
Occupational Therapy Research/Support Assistantships
Following admission to the program, students can apply for departmental fellowships, assistantships, and other funding opportunities. This is a separate application process and admitted students will receive information in late spring/early summer.
Many of the faculty members employ student hourly and graduate assistants on their grants and projects. These positions open up throughout the year and range between 5 and 20 hours per week.
Resources Paying for Graduate School
Often one of the big challenges for our students is planning a way to pay for college. Here are a number of resources to help you find the best financial fit for you.