What’s a PSEP Award Worth?

Students save on tuition, thanks to their state’s PSEP support

PSEP operates with the generous support of participating legislatures of WICHE member states and territories. They appropriate funds to buy down tuition costs for resident students to pursue professional degrees in selected healthcare fields. Funds are administered through WICHE and sent directly to enrolling university healthcare programs.

These per-student award amounts for each eligible PSEP field are approved biennially by the WICHE Commission, most recently in May 2020. Download the May 2020 Support Fees Memorandum for AY 2021-22 and AY 2022-23

Field Max. No. of PSEP Funding
Years Per Student
2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Allopathic Medicine 4 years $32,650 $33,400 $34,175
Dentistry 4 years $27,350 $28,000 $28,625
Occupational Therapy 2 2/3 years $14,300 $14,650 $14,975
Optometry 4 years $18,830 $19,275 $19,700
Osteopathic Medicine 4 years $23,400 $23,950 $24,500
Pharmacy 4 years $8,330 $8,525 $8,725
Physical Therapy 3 years $15,750 $16,125 $16,500
Physician Assistant 2 years $18,650 $19,075 $19,525
Podiatry 4 years $16,250 $16,625 $17,000
Veterinary Medicine 4 years $32,400 $33,150 $33,900

Award amounts are for standard program lengths. Adjustments are made for accelerated programs; three-year programs in pharmacy and dentistry receive slightly more, annually, but for fewer years. Fees do not differ based on whether a program is public or private.