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Costs Associated with the PTA Program*

  • NPTAE Review – $600.00
  • NPTAE Licensure & Exam Cost – $1,000.00
  • Parking Permit – $25.00
  • Books – $1,200.00
  • Health insurance (optional but encouraged by the program)
  • CPR Certification Course – $25.00
  • Uniforms – $125.00


  • Criminal history check – $50.00
  • Medical exam – $100.00
  • Required drug testing – $30.00 ($15/year x 2)
  • Hepatitis B vaccination – $180.00 (3 shots, optional)
  • TB skin test – $60.00 ($30/year x 2)
  • Chicken pox vaccination – $100.00 (or MD documentation of having Chicken Pox)
  • APTA/MPTA dues – $200.00** ($100/yr x 2)
  • Liability insurance – $50.00 (may appear in HCC fees)

Clinical Costs:

  • Transportation, Meals, Lodging – Varies on a case by case basis; it all depends on the student’s situation (could realistically be up to $3,000-$4,000)

Graduation expenses

  • $75.00

Estimated Total:

  • $12,000.00 – No including “Clinical Costs”

* The above items are estimated costs only and are subject to change. In addition to these costs, students may expect additional costs in transportation, meals, and lodging related to clinical education courses in the final two semesters of the program, as well as for licensure review courses or books, and the licensure exam itself. This licensure exam will be taken after graduation from the PTA program. More information about costs can be found at

** Students will pay student professional membership dues while enrolled in the program. If a student is an APTA member at graduation, he/she may be eligible to renew professional membership within 6 months after the expiration of the student membership. This is subject to APTA member services rules following the date of graduation. Once a student graduates from the program, it will be his/her responsibility to maintain professional membership