Tuition and Expenses

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In addition to USA tuition and fees, students can expect expenses associated with textbooks, food and lodging. Students will also be required to purchase uniforms, laboratory coats, stethoscopes, otoscopes, ophthalmoscopes, sphygmomanometers and blood pressure cuffs, soft reflex hammers, and tuning forks.
Also, students should anticipate extra expenses, particularly related to housing, transportation, living expenses and the patient logging system (Typhon) during the clinical year. Financial Aid may not cover these expenses. See estimated costs below.

The University reserves the right to change tuition and fees, as deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees, without prior notice. Click here to see the latest University tuition and fees.

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Estimated Tuition and Fees*
*based on 2018-2019 tuition and fee schedule-subject to change
  DIDACTIC/PRECLINICAL YEAR CLINICAL YEAR  
  Summer
 Fall
 Spring
Summer
Fall
 Spring
 Summer
 TOTALS
Credit Hours 17 19 19 15 16 16 19 121
In-State Tuition
($465/sem. hr.)
$7,905 $8,835 $8,835 $6,975 $7,440 $7,440 $8,835 $56,265
Out of State Tuition
($930/sem. hr.)
$15,810 $17,670 $17,670 $13,950 $14,880 $14,880 $17,670 $112,530
Departmental Fees
Background Check/
Urine Drug Screen
$82 ---- ---- $82 ---- ---- ---- $164
Books
(estimated)
$800 $400 $400 $400 $200 $200 $200 $2,600
Resource Fee $145 $145 $145 $145 $145 $145 $145 $1,015
Health Insurance
(single)*
$387 $970 $958 $387 $970 $958 $387 $5,017
Anatomy/
Special Fee
$275 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- $275
Equipment/
Uniforms
$2,000 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- $2,000
General Lab Fee
PA 510
$100 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- $100
Scrubs $30 ---- ---- ---- $60 ---- ---- $90
Malpractice Fee ---- $12 $12 $1 $12 $12 $1 $50
Lab Coats ---- $40 ---- ---- $40 ---- ---- $80
BLS/ACLS Fee
PA 540
---- ---- ---- $100 ---- ---- ---- $100
Course Fees-
PA 540/PA 595
---- ---- ---- $40 ---- ---- $40 $80
Clinical Fee ---- ---- ---- ---- $774 ---- ---- $774
Exxat:
Patient Tracking
---- ---- ---- ---- $80 ---- ---- $80
Photo for
Class Composite
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- $25 ---- $25
Convocation Cap
& Gown
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- $85 $85
Total Fees $3,819 $1,567 $1,515 $1,155 $2,281 $1,340 $858 $12,535
Total
In-State
Tuition & Fees
$11,724 $10,402 $10,350 $8,130 $9,721 $8,780 $9,693 $68,800
Total
Out of State
Tuition & Fees
$19,629 $19,237 $19,185 $15,105 $17,161 $16,220 $18,528 $125,065

*Based on USA Student Health Insurance
Revised: 8/2018

Tuition & Fees presented are estimated based on 2018-2019 tuition and fee schedule and are subject to change.

Note: Clinical Year expenses may include:

  • Miscellaneous application fees (vary per clinical site)
  • Travel to and from clinical site, some travel expenses may be supplemented by Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC)
  • Housing (some free housing may be made available via AHEC)

Tuition/Expenses (.pdf)

 

Establishing Residency

Those who live Alabama and in specific counties in Mississippi and Florida are automatically considered residents.  These counties, defined as Service Areas, include:

  • Mississippi:  George, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Perry and Stone
  • Florida:  Escambia and Santa Rosa

Additional documents may be required by the Office of the Registrar to verify residency regardless of state or county of residence.  If you have residency questions or wish to establish residency please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Financial Aid

For Financial Aid and Scholarship information, please see Scholarships and Financial Aid webpage.