The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) requires all 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 estimated total cost for completing the program. Below is cost information for the 2021-22 academic year of the Shenango PTA Program:
Institution Name: Penn State Shenango
Address: 147 Shenango Ave., Sharon, PA 16146
Information For: Parents
Length of Program in Weeks Excluding Breaks: 76
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 Including Breaks:
Start of the Program: 08/2021
Completion Date of all Program Requirements: 08/2023
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: 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:||$12,978||$18,144||$31,122|
|Annual Tuition Public Institution, Out-of-District or Out-of-State student:||$21,402||$30,234||$51,636|
|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.):||$634||$634||$1,268|
|Total expected cost of other program-related expenses (Includes: required texts, laboratory fees, and other program costs for the entire technical program.):||$833||$5,948||$6781|
|Total Cost of the Program for Students Scheduled to Graduate this Calendar Year (Includes: tuition, fees, other program costs for the entire technical program.):||
Public In-State Institution:
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: $8,722