Hybrid Physical Therapy Assistant Program Costs | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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NWACC proudly offers students an accessible and affordable higher education. View the below estimated costs to participate in NWACC's PTA program.

Hybrid PTA Program Costs:

  • The program cost will vary according to residency in relation to NWACC's service area. 
    • The approximate tuition cost for in-district students per year is $5,200*.
    • The approximate tuition cost for out-of-district students per year is $8,500*.
    • The approximate tuition cost for out-of-state students per year is $9,450*.
    • This excludes the cost of textbooks and other fees. 

  • Annual institutional fees for a full-time student in the technical phase of the program is $4,743*. This includes general institutional fees, i.e., health insurance, recreation, etc.
  • Total expected cost of other program- related expenses is $1,560*. This includes required texts, laboratory fees, and other program costs for the entire technical program.

* Approximate cost

View the financial fact sheet for details.

NOTE: NWACC tuition and costs may fluctuate so be sure to visit the Treasurer's Office for the latest detailed information and learn about financial aid that is available for eligible students.

Scholarship Opportunities

William Nelson PTA Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Spring

  • Must be enrolled in the technical portion of the PTA Program
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Must be in good standing and have met all requirements for previous semester in program

Ruth Wood PTA Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Ruth Wood and is to benefit NWACC students who intend to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program.


  • Must have completed 12 credit hours of the required prerequisites for the PTA program or accepted into and seeking an AAS degree as a PTA.
  • Is an Arkansas resident with United States citizenship or status as a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States.
  • Has and maintains a minimum of a 2.85 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrates a financial need


  • In the event there are two or more equally qualified candidates in the awarding process, preference will be given to a woman.
  • This scholarship is refundable (any funds beyond tuition and books may be returned to the student to be used for personal expenses).

Learn more about applying for scholarships