PTA Program Costs – Traditional Program

NOTE:  All costs are estimated only

Required: Pre-program costs

  • Physical Exam  and required immunizations –  $200 (approximate)
  • CPR/AED certification for the Professional Rescuer – $50


Technical Program Costs (semesters I, II, III, IV on PTA Program Guide, including full-time clinical experiences)

  • PTA Traditional Program FY20 Costs (click link for detailed tuition, college fees, and course-specific fees)
  • Books/Supplies – $1500 (2 years – PTA technical courses only)
  • Program-specific course fees – $345
  • American Databank – National Background Study: $65 (additional cost of $12 per state for maiden/alias name search)
  • Typhon Group:  $90 (tracks program and clinical education requirements and houses student portfolio)
  • Minnesota Department of Health Background Study (including fingerprinting):  approximately $30

Total Technical Program Fees (includes fees noted above in blue, including program-specific course fees, textbooks, and other required costs):  $2,030


Post-Program Costs

  • Initial state licensure (includes cost of national licensing exam) – approximately $750 (varies by state)

For costs associated with the PTA Military Bridge program, please contact Jane Worley at