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Cost Analysis: Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

2019–2020 Approximate Costs per Semester for Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Length of program: 2 years (5 consecutive semesters)
  • Degree: Associate of Applied Science—Physical Therapist Assistant

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: $8,620.35

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

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 September 20, 2021