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Cost Analysis: Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

2021–2022 Approximate Costs per Semester for PTA

First Year

Approximate Cost per Semester Fall Spring Summer
Tuition1 $964 $1,088 $768
Books $874.06 $581.51 $642.24
Miscellaneous2 $325 $325 $450
APTA membership $90 N/A N/A
Totals $2,253.06 $1,994.51 $1,860.24

Second Year

Approximate Cost per Semester Fall Spring
Tuition & Fees $704 $704
Books $164.54 $150
Uniform $50 N/A
Miscellaneous2 $325 $415
APTA membership N/A $90
Total $1,243.54 $1,269

Approximate Total Cost: $8,710.35

Notes

1Tuition estimate is for Tarrant County residents and does not include:

  • New text cost changes
  • Costs related to attending clinical practice, such as:
    • Transportation
    • Meals
    • Parking fees
  • Fees for drug screening, 2 background checks, and compliance tracking: $140 (approximately)
    • If you take prescription meds, the drug screening fee will be an additional $50
  • Fees for the national licensure exam: $650 (approximately)

Tuition for out-of-county Texas residents is an additional $62/semester hour.

For details, see Tuition and Fees.

2Miscellaneous includes:

  • Personal copying/printing fees (paper and ink)
  • Office supplies
  • Gait belt
  • Goniometry equipment
  • Clinic shoes
  • Immunizations
  • Clinic ID badge

APTA membership is required for some course materials and assignments.

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Janette Keen
Health Care Professions Advisor

Call 817-515-1484

Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated July 19, 2022