I have been accepted to several schools for DPT, and I have NO undergrad debt. The school I selected is approximately 100k-120k for the 3 years. I love PT because I love learning about how the body works, i love knowing how to take care of your body and others bodies because everyone has one and you can help everyone you meet, I love exercising and getting rid of peoples pain, and I love problem solving and figuring out what the problem is. The patient interaction is also great, although as an introvert, if im tired it can be a real struggle for me. Anyway, I've been set on PT for the last 6 years and now Im ready to begin in August..but I'm having cold feet. 120k debt, plus interest, for a career that pays ~70k starting out? I've worked so hard for this, and to only be making this much is kind of irritating to me. I KNOW its not ALL about the money, but I can't help but think how foolish this is! I am debt free right now... I am going to be paying off this loan for 10+ years. My boyfriend who is going to become a computer engineer will make 100,000+ his first year out of his Bacchelors with far less schooling than me, and I will have a doctorates? How do people justify this insane tuition prices? I dont want to live frugally for 10+ years. And another question; if I want to stay in PT realm, but make a lot more money, what other ways can I go? I love the type of stuff they teach us in DPT school. This focus is my passion. I need to make my passions work together. GUIDANCE PLEASE! (I know i know its not all about the money, but its foolish to write off my concerns just because of that. This is a lot of money were talking about here!) Thanks for those who are supportive!