Program Costs and Scholarships

Tuition and Fees

Graduate tuition is calculated based upon credit hours enrolled per term. During the Fall or Spring semesters, full-time graduate students (8+ credit hours) are charged a flat rate for tuition and University fees.  Students taking summer classes are charged a flat rate if they take between 6-8 credit hours and per credit hour if they are below 6 or above 8 credits.

Information regarding University tuition, fees, and cost of attendance can be could on the Office of the Bursar website.  Students pay the rates listed based upon residency status. Based on the published tuition and fee rates for the 2023-2024 academic year, the estimated cost of attendance (including study abroad, but not including personal expenses are:

Semester Indiana Resident Non-Indiana Resident
Fall, Year 1 $6,496.00 $15,897.00
Spring, Year 1 $6,496.00 $15,897.00
Summer, Year 1 $4,391.00 $5,477.00
Fall, Year 2 $6,496.00 $15,897.00
Spring, Year 2 $6,496.00 $15,897.00
Total: $30,375.00 $69,065.00
*Includes Tuition, Fees, and estimated $3,000 for optional integrated study abroad to Ireland.


In addition to tuition and living expenses, students in the Athletic Training Program at Purdue University may incur additional costs.  Many of these costs are accounted for in the form of a program fee, charged each fall and spring semester through Purdue University.  This fee is accounted for in the chart above.  Items paid on behalf of the student via the program fee include:

  • Program Fee: $1,500/semester (Fall and Spring only)
    • National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Student Membership
    • Student Professional Liability Insurance
    • Criminal Background and Sex Offender Check
    • Influenza Immunization
    • Tuberculosis Skin Test
    • Drug Test
    • CPR Certification
    • Medical Kit and supplies
    • Clinical Experience Tracking Software
    • Simulation and Standardized Patient Encounters

Additional expensed may be incurred throughout the program.  These are often individual to the student and include the following:

  • Books and study materials: Variable
  • Attendance at professional conferences: Variable, $15-$1,000 (optional)
  • Transportation costs for off-campus clinical experiences: $300-$500 per semester
  • Immunization titers (if needed): Up to $250
  • Clothing to meet dress code requirement (if needed): Variable

Financial Aid

Many Purdue students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for student loans to support their graduate education. Information about these loans and other available resources to help you pay for your education are available in Purdue Division of Financial Aid.

Graduate Scholarships

Newell-Combs Scholarship

The Newell-Combs Scholarship serve as a tribute to William "Pinky" Newell and Dr. Loyal Combs. This fund is supported by our program alumni and annually awards up to 3 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.  All students entering their second year are eligible to apply for this competitive scholarship.  Recipients are assessed on how they demonstrate the ideals of scholarship, dedication, professionalism, sincerity, loyalty, and citizenship; the ideals Pinky Newell held to be most worthy of an athletic trainer.

Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Award

In recognition of their contribution to the mission of the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, ICA provides award opportunities for all second-year AT students who complete their immersive rotations with Purdue athletics. This scholarship awards students $4,640 over the course of the academic year. 

External Scholarship Opportunities:

Purdue athletic training students have historically been very competitive for the following external scholarship awards:

Undergraduate Scholarships

Lawrence S. Preo Scholarship

The Lawrence S. Preo Scholarship was endowed by a group of Purdue alumni in honor of Dr. Lawrence Preo upon his retirement as Executive Director of the Purdue Alumni Association. A former member of Purdue's football team, he served as director of Purdue's Division of Recreation Sports from 1984 until he was named alumni association director in 1988. These scholarships recognize his desire to help qualified students become members of the Purdue University family and to serve others as athletic trainers.

This is a need-based scholarship given to 1 or 2 students enrolled as a Kinesiology major with preference given to those who are also enrolled in the Sports Medicine Concentration who have applied to the athletic training program.  Applicants should have distinguished themselves academically with a minimum GPA of at least a 3.0 for a minimum of 30 credits, and have a demonstrated financial need. Selection will be made by the Program Director and Clinical Education Coordinator, based on information provided by the Financial Aid Office.

Other Scholarship Opportunities