Funding for OTD Students

The MGH Institute awards scholarships, graduate assistantships, and aid for International Students.



Many students will take out loans to help finance their OTD. If this is necessary, we encourage you to borrow only what is absolutely essential to cover your educational costs. Learn more about loans available to OTD students.

Learn more about our Financial Aid Policies and Process.

-Scholarships (EL-OTD Only)

The IHP awards scholarships for tuition and fees to approximately 20% of each entering OTD class. You do not apply for these scholarships. They will be offered based on the strength of your application. The scholarships cover varying amounts of the total cost of tuition and fees for the program, ranging from 25% to 100%. Scholarship recipients receive notice of these awards in their admissions letters. Learn more about scholarships.

-Other Funding Sources

Graduate Assistantships
MGH Institute academic programs and departments fund Graduate Assistantships. These work opportunities allow students to earn a small stipend to offset some of their educational costs. Learn more about GA positions.

Aid Options for International Students
The US Department of Education provides information specifically geared to international students on its Federal Student Aid Web site. Visit the International Scholarship Search Web site for more information regarding international student scholarships.

For more information regarding international student loans visit the International Student Loan Web site.

-US Military Options

US Military Scholarship and Student Loan Repayment programs are offered through the five branches of the U.S. armed forces. Military scholarship and student loan repayment programs vary substantially. Students interested in pursuing these programs should be in contact with the armed forces branches directly.

The Institute also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and other Veterans Benefits for Education. The Registrar’s Office will assist eligible student veterans, reservists, and dependents in obtaining educational benefits in compliance with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).