The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education requires all doctor of physical therapy programs and physical therapist assistant programs to provide the public with current, accurate, reliable, and easily available information about the cost of attendance.
The cost should include current tuition and fees as well as the total cost for completing the program. Total cost is the program’s estimate of the total cost of tuition and fees over the length of the program.
Below is the cost information for the 2023-2024 academic year for the Mont Alto PTA program.
Institution Name: Penn State Mont Alto
Address: 1 Campus Drive, Mont Alto, PA 17237
Information For: Parents
Length of Program in Weeks Excluding Breaks: 76
The total number of weeks (excluding breaks) of student instruction/interaction (including classroom, laboratory, exams, and clinical education.) Note: Total number of weeks includes weeks where either full or partial attendance is required.
Length of Program in Weeks Including Breaks: 104
Does the program have a requirement for all students to complete at least one clinical education experience for which the students would be required to seek alternative housing or travel accommodations to attend? NO
Note: Students are responsible for costs associated with housing, travel, and food during clinical education.
Note: These are costs experienced by students in the Fall 2023- August 2024 academic year. Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases. Students should contact the program for further information related to costs.
|Year 1||Year 2||Total|
|Annual Tuition Public Institution, In-district or In-state student:||$13,824||$18,408||$32,232|
|Annual Tuition Public Institution, Out-of district or Out-of-state student:||$23,316||$31,092||$54,408|
|Annual Tuition Private Institution Student:||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Annual institutional fees for a full-time student in the technical phase of the program [Includes general institutional fees, i.e., health insurance, recreation, etc.]||$556||$556||$1,112|
|Total expected cost of other program-related expenses [Includes:
required texts, laboratory fees, and other program costs for the entire
|Total Program Costs|
|Total Cost of the Program for Students Scheduled to Graduate this
Calendar Year [Includes: tuition, fees, and other program costs for the entire technical program
PA: $15,619Non-PA: $25,111
PA: $20,664Non-PA: $33,557
PA: $36,283Non-PA: $59,730
Note: Students are encouraged to explore the cost of living for areas where they may choose to live. One possible website is MIT's Living Wage Calculator.
Does the institution offer financial assistance specific to PTA students? YES
Does the program/institution offer scholarships specific to PTA students? NO
Does the program offer federal work-study positions specific to PTA students? YES
Note: Other opportunities may exist at the institution for FINANCIAL SUPPORT. Please contact the program for further information. APTA student members are encouraged to visit the APTA Financial Solutions Center.
Student Debt Summary
Average student debt from the PTA Program technical phase for students who graduated in calendar year 2023. $13,035
Average student debt after completing the PTA program for students who graduated in calendar year 2023. Includes federal student post-secondary loan debt. Include any private load debt, if available. $13,035