Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program
Tuition and Fees for Attendance

Year in Program Tuition and Fees
Year 1 (3 semesters) $36,000.00
Year 2 (3 semesters) $36,000.00
Year 3 (3 semesters) $36,000.00
TOTAL (Tuition fees are subject to change) $108,000.00

Tuition and Fees include:

Tuition and Fees do not include:

  • A $1,000 non-refundable tuition deposit is required of accepted students to indicate the intent to matriculate into the Presbyterian College Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program. A student must remit the deposit by the deadline stated in their acceptance letter to retain their conditionally offered seat in the class
  • Graduation Fee ($150.00)
  • Textbooks
  • Students are required to maintain their own health insurance
  • Students are required to have a laptop with Microsoft Office software
  • Students are required to have various immunizations according to CDC recommendations
  • Student housing, transportation, room, board, and all other living expenses

Payments of Tuition and Fees

All charges are due and payable on the schedule published by the Business Office. Circumstances that prevent a student from adhering to these dates should be discussed with the Office of Student Accounts. Students attending school under grants and/or loans should confer with the Office of Student Accounts concerning payment of fees. Students attending school under the G.I. Bill may discuss payment of school fees with the Office of Student Accounts. These students must also submit all required paperwork to the College’s VA Certifying Official. Failure to make proper payments, unless otherwise cleared with the Office of Student Accounts, will result in dismissal from the College. The College will not issue grades, grant degrees, or furnish academic transcripts until all financial obligations have been satisfied and all College property returned. Policies and procedures for leave of absence, short-term leave, and withdrawal can be found in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program Student Bulletin.

Refund Schedule

Refunds for Withdrawal from All Classes – If withdrawal occurs during the first 60% of the semester, all aid that is not earned will be returned to the aid program involved. Refunds will be calculated on a per diem basis tied to the semester calendar. If a credit balance results from the adjustments to tuition, fees, room, board, and financial aid, a refund will be disbursed. Students who withdraw in the final 40% of the semester will receive no reduction in charges. An administrative fee of $100 will be charged on all withdrawals.

  • If a student withdraws/drops a class, all equipment must be returned.
  • A $1,000 non-refundable acceptance fee will not be considered for a tuition refund.

The student’s account will be credited only after the proper withdrawal forms have been filed with the Registrar and the exit interview is completed. Students must contact the Registrar’s Office to officially withdraw from the school. Students who discontinue class attendance without officially completing the withdrawal procedure will be responsible for the full amount of applicable tuition and fees and all active courses graded with a grade of “F”.

Estimated Room and Board, Travel, and Other Expenses Not Covered in Tuition & Fees

1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
Rent and Utilities ($850.00 per month) $10,200.00 $10,200.00 $10,200.00
Meals $4,800.00 $4,800.00 $4,800.00
Transportation $3,500.00 $3,500.00 $5,500.00
Miscellaneous Expenses (internet, phone, etc.) $1,680.00 $1,680.00 $1,680.00
Health Insurance Student to Estimate Student to Estimate Student to Estimate
Immunizations Student to Estimate Student to Estimate Student to Estimate
Health Screening Student to Estimate Student to Estimate Student to Estimate
Technology (Computer) $1,200.00 $0 $0
Total Estimated Expenses $21,380.00 $20,180.00 $22,180.00

Total Estimated Summary of Tuition, Fees, General, and Required Expenses

1st year 2nd Year 3rd Year Total
Tuition $36,000.00 $36,000.00 $36,000.00
Rent, Utilities, Meals, And Travel $21,380.00 $20,180.00 $22,180.00
Technology expense (Computer) $1,200.00
Graduation Fee $150.00
Estimated Expenses $58,580.00 $56,180.00 $58,330.00
Total Estimated Expense (Excluding Health Insurance and Immunizations) $173,090.00

Financial Aid

For financial aid information, please view the financial aid page for Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program students at Presbyterian College.


Scholarships are currently not available at this time.


ACOTE: The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA.  The Presbyterian College OTD program is currently in process for accreditation. 

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SASCOC)

Presbyterian College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SASCOC) and the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) based on the organization’s processes.

The program will apply for approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at the appropriate time.