OTD students

Doctor of Occupational Therapy Tuition

An Education You Can Afford

Tuition for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program (on campus and distance pathways) is $1,020 per credit for the 2024-2025 academic year. The total fee amount (including the University comprehensive fee, health service fee, OTD student activity fee, and OTD technology fee) for 2024-2025 is $3,540.

Courses are offered in three semesters annually: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Annual Program Costs

Tuition Fees Annual Cost
Year 1 (45 cr.) $45,900 $3,540 $49,440
Year 2 (42 cr.) $42,840 $3,540 $46,380
Year 3 (22 cr.) $22,440 $2,360 $24,800
Total (109 cr.) $120,620

Tuition and fees are based on 2024-2025 rates and does not factor potential annual tuition and fee increases.

Additional Expenses

Distance learning cohort (DLC) students are expected on campus during the following immersive sessions:

Year One

  • Orientation: One week the week before classes begin 
  • Fall Y1 Midterm: Half week in October
  • Fall Y1 Final: One week in December 
  • Spring Y1 Midterm: One week in March 
  • Spring Y1 Final: One week in May 
  • Summer Y1 Final: Half week in August 

Year Two 

  • Fall Y2 Midterm: Half week in October  
  • Fall Y2 Final: Half week in December 
  • Spring Y2 Final: One week in May 

Year Three 

  • Spring Y3 DEx Orientation: Half week in January 
  • Spring Y3 Program Culmination: One week in May 

On-campus housing with meal plan included will be available during these immersive sessions at a weekly rate of $475 for food and housing (2023-24 rates). A list of economical hotels in the area are available for students who might prefer off-campus housing. All transportation costs and meal costs will be incurred by the student.

Pending availability, on-campus housing may be purchased by students completing Fieldwork II in the Springfield area for an additional cost per 12-week session. All transportation costs and meal costs will be incurred by the student.

Deposited DLC students may apply for temporary, on-campus housing during immersive weeks through the Connect2U portal. All DLC students should reach out to Residence Life at 413-782-1317 or residencelife@wne.edu for additional information regarding on-campus housing.

Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Western New England University's FAFSA code is 002226. Please visit Enrollment Services for more information. The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid is also a helpful source of general financial aid information.

Enrollment Deposit

Students who are accepted into the OTD program must submit an initial enrollment deposit of $250 within four weeks of notification of acceptance to secure a seat in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. A second deposit of $250 is due by April 1.

Students who are accepted after mid-March will have two weeks to pay both enrollment deposits of $500 total. All enrollment deposits are non-refundable and are credited toward fall tuition.

Graduate Assistantships

Information and applications for incoming OTD students


The Occupational Therapy Impact Scholarship is awarded to full-time, incoming Doctor of Occupational Therapy students who are not enrolled in any Western New England University undergraduate program. Eligible students will be awarded an annual scholarship of $6,000 (Prerequisite GPA up to 3.09), $8,000 (Prerequisite GPA 3.10–3.49), or $12,000 (Prerequisite GPA 3.50–4.00) as long as they meet satisfactory academic progress.

WNE undergraduate students enrolling in the OTD program through our 3+3 pathways will recieve undergraduate aid during the first three years at WNE and will receive undergraduate merit aid during the fourth year. A $12,000 Occupational Therapy Impact Scholarship will be awarded during years five and six

External Scholarships

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc (AOTA) Scholarships
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) Scholarships

The Office of Enrollment Services

The friendly staff members at the Enrollment Services are here to assist students seeking guidance about the financial aid process, billing, and more. Enrollment Services combines the traditional offices of financial aid, registrar, and student accounts in one convenient location. You'll find the office in the Lower Level of D'Amour Library. Your account is assigned by the student's last name to a Financial Aid Counselor. Stop in or give us a call at 413-796-2080.