Occupational Therapy

contact information
Dr. Shirley Wells
Program Director
Phone: (956) 665-2474
Department of Occupational Therapy
Social Work Occupational Therapy Building (SWOT) 1.300
Phone: (956) 665-2475
Fax: (956) 665-2476

Financial Aid Scholarships


Financial Aid

Apply Early and plan ahead to get the financial assistance you need. Submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is easy and fast at Please include UTPA on the list of school you will send your application to by adding our FAFSA School Code 003599. View detailed information on the grants and loans available to graduate students, or contact:

Student Financial Services
Student Services Building 1.192
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78541-2999
Phone: 956-665-2501


The Department of Occupational Therapy offers a few small scholarships for disadvantaged students. Students are eligible to apply once they are admitted into the graduate program. For more information on how to apply, contact the Department of Occupational Therapy at (956) 665-3081.

UTPA also has several other scholarship opportunities such as the Excellence Scholarship which becomes available every September 1 and must be submitted by January 15. These scholarships are highly competitive so be sure to apply early at

For additional scholarship opportunities, contact:

Scholarship Office
Student Services Building 14.136
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
Phone: 956-665-2935

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