Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

Program Tuition

  Semester # of Credits Tuition ($1,000/credit) Student Fees (effective 2021 and subject to change) Estimated Tuition & Fees (by semester)
Year 1 Summer 1 9 $9,000 $362.99 $9,362.99
Fall 1 15 $15,000 $734.30 $15,734.30
Spring 1 14 $14,000 $734.30 $14,734.30
Year 2 Summer 2 10 $10,000 $362.99 $10,362.99
Fall 2 15 $15,000 $734.30 $15,734.30
Spring 2* 7 $7,000 $734.30 $7,734.30
Year 3 Summer 3 9 $9,000 $362.99 $9,362.99
Fall 3 9 $9,000 $734.30 $9,734.30
Spring 3 9 $9,000 $734.30 $9,734.30
OTD Tuition
(non-residents & international students)
97 $97,000 $6,608.70 $103,608.70
Scholarship for Wisconsin Residents**       -($15,000)
OTD Tuition (Wisconsin residents)       $87,494.77

*In year 2, spring semester, students may opt to take 2 elective credits at an additional cost of $1,000/credit.

**Residents of Wisconsin will receive an automatic scholarship of $5,000 per year, which is directly applied to their tuition bills annually.

The entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program is a new program, with a new funding structure. With the change in funding structure, entry-level OTD students will not be eligible for traditional TA/RA/PA funded positions on campus. However, new scholarships have been developed within the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program, in addition to opportunities within the program to receive compensation for leadership in teaching or research.

Please review the scholarship opportunities below.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Occupational Therapy Scholarships

**Wisconsin residents will receive an annual scholarship of $5,000 which will be directly applied to their tuition bills.
Mildred Averill Scholarship One scholarship given to graduate woman in OT.
Linda M. Anderson Memorial Scholarship This award shall be for a student who demonstrates a strong interest in and/or involvement in occupational therapy professional organizations.
Jean Chapman Kiernat Scholarship Scholarship support for a financially needy student in the Occupational Therapy Program.
Donna Boswell Lafrazia Scholarship A student in the Occupational Therapy Program with demonstrated financial need.
Mary L. Schneider Occupational Therapy Scholarship The Fund will provide financial support to students in the Department of Kinesiology’s Occupational Therapy Program. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in the Occupational Therapy Program who has financial need. The Donor prefers that recipients have an interest in research in the occupational therapy field.
Lucile Schreiber And Wendel A. Witkay Scholarship A worthy and/or needy student majoring in OT and planning to work in the field. The basic purpose of the award is to encourage and assist students who show promise, creativity and dedication.
Toni (Schuster) Walski Occupational Therapy Scholarship The scholarship shall be made annually to one student in the Occupational Therapy Program.
**The following scholarships are only available to students who are already enrolled
Caroline G. Thompson Scholarship Occupational Therapy majors. Applicants with leadership potential and service to UW and/or the community. Preference given to students enrolled in final year of didactic study in preparation for entry level practice of OT.
Caroline Goss Thompson Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship In Occupational Therapy The purpose of the fund is to create a Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in OT.
Grebner Family Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Scholarship The fund shall support entry level students in the OT program during their participation in a full-time Level II Fieldwork experience outside the Madison area. The award shall be made to students who are members of underrepresented groups or populations and who demonstrate financial need.
Grebner Family Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Scholarship The fund shall support entry level students in the OT program during their participation in a full-time Level II Fieldwork experience outside the Madison area. The awrd shall be made to students who are members of underrepresented groups or populations and who demonstrate financial need.
Amelia E. H. Doyon Scholarship OT Majors based on academic standing and financial need.  Recipient must have attended the University for at least one year.

Travel and Research Funding

Gertrude E. Gaston Endowment In Occupational Therapy This fund is being used for student support in research and travel.
Beth Roughton Memorial  Travel Award Travel award for one or more OT graduate student(s) in the OT Doctoral tract to enable the student to attend a professional meeting relative to their research and/or professional development.

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