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Tuition, Fees and Expenses

Living Expenses / Travel / Transportation

Students are responsible for arranging their own housing accommodations, transportation, and any expenses associated with travel and relocations performed as a requirement of the program.

During the first two years of the program, students will be occasionally commuting to clinics and hospitals throughout the Billings area. During the third year, much longer distances of travel and extended periods of time away from Billings may be required (depending upon the location(s) of the individual clinical practice rotations). All Program participants can anticipate temporary relocation for at least one of their required clinical practice experiences during the final year of the program.

Students who elect to perform clinical practice rotations outside the program’s primary geographic area (Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, and Utah) will also be financially responsible for any costs associated with site visits performed by program faculty during a clinical rotation at these more distant locations.

Financial Aid

For information on financial aid opportunities for OTD students please read this Special letter to Doctor of Occupational Therapy students.

Semester Number of Credits Tuition Tuition beginning July 1, 2022 Student Fees Student Fees beginning July 1, 2022
Spring-Year 1 17 $12,000 $12,360 $305 $455
Summer-Year 1 10 $12,000 $12,360 $305 $455
Fall-Year 1 15 $12,000 $12,360 $305 $455
Spring-Year 2 17 $12,000 $12,360 $305 $455
Summer-Year 2 9 or 11 $12,000 $12,360 $305 $455
Fall-Year 2 15 or 17 $12,000 $12,360 $305 $455
Spring-Year 3 9 $12,000 $12,360 $305 $455
Summer-Year 3 9 $12,000 $12,360 $305 $455
Fall-Year 3 12 $12,000 $12,360 $305 $455
Additional Costs  
Books Approximately $800
AOTA Student Membership $75.00
AOTA Conference (Recommended) $2500
-Gait Belt
-BP Cuff / Stethoscope
-Pulse Ox
Approximately $200
Travel and Housing Costs Varies
Research Expenses Approximately $200
Student Supplies / Materials for Projects Varies
Health Insurance Varies

NOTE: Tuition, fees and expenses are subject to change.


When a student withdraws before 60% of the semester elapses, the College must return to the Department of Education any unearned federal financial aid funds up to the unearned percentage of institutional charges for the portion of the period the student did not complete. Federal dollars that need to be returned will be applied in the following order: unsubsidized federal Stafford loan, subsidized federal Stafford loan, federal Perkins loan, federal PLUS loan, federal Pell grant, federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, and Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership program. The calculation of the return of these funds may result in the student owing a balance to either the College and/or the federal government.

If the student owes a balance to the College, the amount is due at the time of withdrawal. Arrangements for monthly payments may be set up if the student cannot pay the total amount. The student will not be able to validate his or her enrollment, attend future classes, or obtain transcripts or diplomas until the balance is either paid in full or satisfactory payment arrangements have been made. If the student owes an overpayment to the Department of Education, the College will report the amount owed to the Department of Education through the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). The student will not be eligible for future federal financial aid funds until payment arrangements have been set up with the Department of Education or until the overpayment has been paid in full.

The withdrawal calculation for those students receiving institutional assistance or those receiving no assistance, who withdraw from the College before they have completed 60% of the term, will be evaluated in the same manner as a student receiving federal financial aid.