Tuition, Fees and Expenses

Occupational Therapy Program

The OTD consists of 115 credit hours (which include two 12-week fieldwork experiences and one 14-week doctoral experience) and is normally completed in three years. The total cost of the program is as follows:

RMC OTD Tuition & Fees: 2023-2024

Direct Costs

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024
Application Fee - OTD Program (non-refundable) $45 $45
Admissions Seat Deposit - OTD Program (non-refundable) $1000 $1000
Occupational Therapy Doctorate (Spring Tuition & Fees) $12,360 $12,731
Occupational Therapy Doctorate (Summer Tuition & Fees) $12,360 $12,731
Occupational Therapy Doctorate (Fall Tuition & Fees) $12,360 $12,371
Academic Lab Fee $166 $173
Campus Technology Fee (full and part-time) $184 $192
ASRMC Student Government Fee (=> 5 cr) $90 $90
ASRMC Student Publication Fee (=> 5 cr) $15 $15
Total: $37,940 (per year) Total: $38,348 (per year)

Estimated Total Direct Program Cost (3 years/9 semesters): $115,044

Indirect Costs (per year)*
  • Room & Board: $14,400
  • Books and Educational Materials: $1,250
  • Transportation: $5,400
  • Personal & Miscellaneous: $1,440
  • Loan Fees – Unsubsidized: $406
  • Health Insurance: $2,246

Estimated Total Indirect Program Cost (3 years/9 semesters): $67,032

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance (3 years/9 semesters): $182,076

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Living Expenses/Travel/Transportation

Students are responsible for arranging their own housing accommodations, transportation, and any expenses associated with travel and relocations performed as a requirement of the program. During the first two years of the Program, students will occasionally commute to clinics and hospitals throughout the county.

During the third year, much longer distances of travel and extended periods of time away from Billings may be required (depending upon the location(s) of the individual clinical practice rotations). All Program participants can anticipate temporary relocation for at least one of their required clinical practice experiences during the final year of the Program.

Financial Aid

For details on financial aid opportunities for OTD students, refer to these links:

For questions, please contact

Jessica Francischetti
Director of Financial Assistance
Phone: 406.657.1041
Office: Prescott Hall 101


When a student withdraws before 60% of the semester elapses, the College must return to the Department of Education any unearned federal financial aid funds up to the unearned percentage of institutional charges for the portion of the period the student did not complete. Federal dollars that need to be returned will be applied in the following order: unsubsidized federal Stafford loan, subsidized federal Stafford loan, federal Perkins loan, federal PLUS loan, federal Pell grant, federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, and Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership program. The calculation of the return of these funds may result in the student owing a balance to either the College and/or the federal government.

If the student owes a balance to the College, the amount is due at the time of withdrawal. Arrangements for monthly payments may be set up if the student cannot pay the total amount. The student will not be able to validate his or her enrollment, attend future classes, or obtain transcripts or diplomas until the balance is either paid in full or satisfactory payment arrangements have been made. If the student owes an overpayment to the Department of Education, the College will report the amount owed to the Department of Education through the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). The student will not be eligible for future federal financial aid funds until payment arrangements have been set up with the Department of Education or until the overpayment has been paid in full.

The withdrawal calculation for those students receiving institutional assistance or those receiving no assistance, who withdraw from the College before they have completed 60% of the term, will be evaluated in the same manner as a student receiving federal financial aid.


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