Financial support

Tuition and Fees

Tuition information is available via the  university's Cost to Attend website.  Special course information is available via the Cashier's website.

Note: In addition to tuition, students in the program will incur additional expenses for the following:

  • books
  • lab fees
  • housing
  • field trips associated with courses
  • housing and travel during clinical internships

The Board of Regents reserves the right to change tuition and fees without published notice.
Annual increases in tuition and fees range from 3-5%.

Financial Aid

Upon accepting the program's offer of admission, new students will work with the UWL Financial Aid Office for assistance with financial aid matters, such as FAFSA.  For further information please visit UWL Financial Aid Office

Scholarship Information

Incoming and continuing UWL students are invited to take advantage of a new online system to apply for scholarships. Students can search and apply for any of the more than 300 scholarships available through the UWL Foundation.  For further information please visit – UWL Foundation Scholarships

General UWL Foundation Scholarships applicable to HP Dept grad students

  • UWL Alumni Association Membership Committee Alumni Network Scholarships ($1,000)
    Applicant/Recipient must be a UWL alum who is also a member of the UWL Alumni Association; or a child, grandchild, sibling, niece or nephew of a UWL alum who is also a member of the UWL Alumni Association
  • UWL Alumni Association Scholarship ($1,000)
    UWL alum or child or grandchild of an alum
  • American Association of University Women Scholarship ($1,000)
    Established by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to recognize academic excellence.  (The criteria describes undergraduates recipients but a health professions graduate student with a compelling story has received this in the past.)
  • Lillian Neale Campbell Scholarship Fund (50 x $1,000)
    Mrs. Campbell created this fund to support students enrolled in educational programs which impact the care and treatment of persons with physical disabilities. Recipient must be accepted into a program involving the care and treatment of persons with physical disabilities, i.e., Adapted Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Therapeutic Recreation
  • Jean L. Foss & Norene A. Smith Organization for Campus Women (OCW) Scholarship ($1,000)
    Established by the OCW in 1985 to assist non-traditional women students.
  • Gund Family Scholarship (at least $500/ may be renewable)
    Established by the Gund family which is an old established family in La Crosse to support students at UWL.
  • Robert Jed Huff Memorial Scholarship (at least $500)
    Established by William and Marilyn Huff Nieckarz. Fund is established in memory of Marilyn's son, who attended UW-La Crosse.
  • Col. Edwin L. Overholt, M.D., Family Scholarship for Wisconsin Veterans Fund ($1,000)
    This scholarship was established in 2010 by the Overholt Family in honor and memory of their father, Dr. Edwin L. Overholt.  (This unique scholarship is specifically targeted for WI veterans enrolled in a program related to a healthcare)
  • Rotary Works Foundation Scholarship ($1,000)
    This award is for area high school graduates funded by a grant from the Rotary Works Foundation.  (This scholarship criteria includes "graduate of Central, Logan, Aquinas, Onalaska, Holmen, West Salem, Luther or La Crescent high schools")
  • Teamsters Brewery Workers/Local 695 Scholarship ($200)
    Established to provide financial assistance to sons and daughters of Local 1081 members.
  • Donald P. Weber Veterans Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) 
    Established in 2008 by Donald J. and Roxanne Weber of La Crosse, Wisconsin, in honor of Don's father, Donald P. Weber. Both Weber men are veterans of the Armed Forces with Donald P. serving in WWII and Donald J. in Vietnam. American Veterans have selflessly protected and defended us through the years. Without them, we would not be able to enjoy the freedoms we have today. This fund was established to support Wisconsin veterans who want to attend a UW System institution of higher learning. 

Additional Scholarships

  • Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)
    Promote diversity among health profession students and practitioners by providing scholarship funding for disadvantaged students and minorities enrolled in health professions and nursing programs. Approximately $46 million is available to support 400 awards.  To learn more please visit SDS
  • AOTA E.K. Wise Scholarship
    The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is pleased to announce the 4th annual call for applications of the AOTA E.K. Wise Scholarship. Previously known as the E.K. Wise Loan Program, the fund was established in the 1960s through the generous bequest of Elizabeth K. Wise to support women pursuing higher education degrees. The scholarship fund reflects the changes that have occurred in the education of entry-level occupational therapists over the last several decades while remaining true to the intent of the original bequest. The focus of the scholarship will be to support female students who can meet E.K. Wise’s and the Association’s objectives of developing a workforce to meet society’s diverse occupational needs in underserved areas or communities.  The scholarship supports female students pursuing a post baccalaureate entry-level degree program in occupational therapy. Three awards will be granted annually in the amount of $5,000.  All application information can be found on the AOTA Web site.  Please note that students who have a letter of acceptance to an entry-level occupational therapy educational program may also apply.  Last year we received close to 150 applications for the 3 scholarships.
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF)
    Scholarships Available for Students in Wisconsin schools (State Association Scholarship) from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation ($2000 - $2500)  To learn more please visit AOTF
  • Wisconsin Paralyzed Veterans of America (WPVA)
    Scholarships Available from the Paralyzed Veterans of America ($500 to $2000).  The Wisconsin Paralyzed Veterans of America (WPVA) will continue to offer the Bea Root Scholarship Program and oversee the Kathy Welter Memorial Nursing Scholarship.  The forms for each of these aforementioned scholarships may be found and downloaded from our website.
  • Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation
    Through a variety of funds, the Foundation offers scholarships to students enrolled in allied health careers with direct patient care, including occupational therapy.  Applications are available on the Foundation's website.