COST OF ATTENDANCE
The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a calculation of the total cost to attend school for one year. The Department of Education’s definition of the Cost of Attendance (COA) for a student is an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment.
Your current consumer debt is not part of the COA. We strongly recommend that you plan ahead and pay off your credit card(s), car payments, mortgage, etc. prior to entering medical school. Paying off and/or cancelling all (or even part) of your consumer debt before starting medical school will allow you to effectively manage your funds and help you avoid consumer debt defaults that will negatively impact your credit score.
For your convenience, the links below provide the approved Cost of Attendance. Please plan accordingly as no extra funds will be available after you have met your COA each year.
The amounts shown are the maximums allowed, but we encourage you to borrow only what you need.
|Basic Science Tuition per semester (Semester 1-4)||$15,785|
|Clinical Science Tuition per semester (Semester 5-8)||$17,785|
|Administrative Fee per semester (Semester 1-8)||$1,215|
|Malpractice Insurance per semester (Semester 5-8)||$400|
|Clerkships at Guadalajara / Puerto Rico (A) Per Semester (Semester 5-8)||$2,400|
|Clerkships at Puerto Rico (B) Per Semester (Semester 5-8)||$12,000|
|Clerkships at USA Per Semester (Semester 5-8)||$20,400|
|Clerkships at St. Anthony's Hospital Per Semester (Semester 5-8)||$26,400|
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||$100|
|Deferment Fee (non-refundable)||$500|
|Returned Check Fee||$35|
|Degree Process Fee (Semester 8)||$2,000|
COA = DIRECT COSTS + INDIRECT COSTS
DIRECT COSTS INCLUDE
Tuition – Annual tuition is divided between fall and spring semester.
Administrative Fees – Students are charged $1,215 per semester; these fees are non-refundable and must be paid in full the first week of the official start of the semester. Fees will be deducted from your financial aid.
INDIRECT COSTS INCLUDE
Books & Supplies – The average cost of books and supplies per year for a medical student.
Room & Board – The average cost of living per year as a student. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location or lifestyle.
Personal Expenses – This allowance includes everything from clothing, laundry, haircuts, toiletries, reasonable entertainment, etc. Not meant to supplement tourism activities. This estimate is provided for personal planning purposes only.
Loan Fees – Estimated origination fees charged by the Department of Education. It is a percentage of the loan amount deducted from each loan disbursement.
Transportation – The transportation allowance is provided to assist students who require transportation to school activities. Travel to the U.S. and PR is included under reasonable circumstances during the year.
Malpractice Insurance – Student must pay ahead of time for malpractice insurance as part of the Clinical Clerkships Application Process. This is an estimated cost, for the actual cost contact the Clinical Clerkship Services at email@example.com. (Not subject to proration).
Degree Process – 4 th year students are charged a one-time fee of $2,000. This fee is mandatory and refundable only if the student withdraws from the program. Students must pay at the beginning of 8th semester, if they are receiving financial aid the fee will be deducted from their loans. (Not subject to proration).
Deferment Fee – This is a non-refundable fee that is charged to officially accepted students to the Medical Program who are unable to start classes in their original admission term.
Application Fee – A non-refundable fee required to process your admissions application to the Medical Program.
Returned Check Fee – This is a penalty fee when you make a payment by check to the school and the check you wrote is returned by your bank unpaid.
Dependent Care – Students with children under the age of 12 may request a $1,500 dependent care allowance per semester. Contact the Financial Aid office for eligibility criteria.
USMLE – A one-time expense will be allotted for the cost of taking the USMLE I and USMLE II (CK-CS) Exams. The student must submit a request via email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) within the loan period, must be enrolled when the cost is incurred and sent copy of the payment receipt.
Residency Interview – For students enrolled in the last year of medical school only. A one-time allowance in the amount of $3,000 for some of the costs associated with residency interviews. The student must submit a request via email ( email@example.com ) within the loan period and must be enrolled.
Financial Aid Counselors can be reached Monday through Friday from 9 am–5 pm (Central Standard Time) at the Financial Aid Office in San Antonio, Texas.
For any new loans or adjustments made to existing loans you must complete all required financial aid documentation and notify the Financial Aid Office in San Antonio a month before the end of the semester in which you are enrolled to allow time for processing.
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