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
Tuition/Credit Hours 17 19 19 18 16 16 16 121
In-State Tuition
($465/sem. hr.)
$7,905 $8,835 $8,835 $8,370 $7,440 $7,440 $7,440 $56,265
Out of State Tuition
($930/sem. hr.)
$15,810 $17,670 $17,670 $16,740 $14,880 $14,880 $14,880 $112,530
Departmental and University Fees
Resource Fee $145 $157 $157 $157 $157 $157 $157 $1,087
Academic Infrastructure
& Tech Fee
$100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $700
Biomedical Library Fee $10 $10 $10 $10 $10 $10 $10 $70
Program Fee
(Kaplan & Packrats)
$429 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- $429
Anatomy Fee
PA 511
$275 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- $275
General Lab Fee
PA 510
$100 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- $100
Background Check/
Urine Drug Screen*
$82 ---- ---- $82 ---- ---- ---- $164
Professional Liability
Coverage
---- $12 $12 $1 $12 $12 $1 $50
Course Fees
PA 516/526/536
---- $35 $35 $35 ---- ---- ---- $105
BLS/ACLS Fee
PA 540
---- ---- ---- $100 ---- ---- ---- $100
Clinical Program Fee
(EORs & Exxat)
---- ---- ---- ---- $188 $158 $68 $414
Exxat:
Patient Tracking*
---- ---- ---- ---- $80 ---- ---- $80
Graduation
Application Fee
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- $50 $50
Total Estimated Fees $1,141 $314 $314 $485 $547 $437 $386 $3,624
Total
In-State Tuition & Fees
$9,046 $9,149 $9,149 $8,855 $7,987 $7,877 $7,826 $59,889
Total
Out of State Tuition & Fees
$16,951 $17,984 $17,984 $17,225 $15,427 $15,317 $15,266 $116,154
Estimated Additional Student Expenses*
Books $800 $400 $400 $400 $200 $200 $200 $2,600
Equipment $2,000 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- $2,000
Health Insurance
(single)**
$579 $2,315 ---- ---- $2,315 ---- ---- $5,209
Scrubs $30 ---- ---- ---- $60 ---- ---- $90
Lab Coats ---- $40 ---- ---- $40 ---- ---- $80
Photo for
Class Composite
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- $25 ---- $25
Convocation Cap
& Gown
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- $85 $85
Housing*** $2,557 $2,557 $2,557 $2,557 $2,557 $2,557 $2,557 $17,899
Food*** $2,032 $2,032 $2,032 $2,032 $2,032 $2,032 $2,032 $14,224
Travel*** $711 $711 $711 $711 $711 $711 $711 $4,977
Total Estimated
Additional Student
Expenses
$8,709 $8,055 $5,700 $5,700 $7,915 $5,525 $5,585 $47,189
TOTAL Estimated
In-State Tuition,
Fees, Expenses
$17,755 $17,204 $14,849 $14,555 $15,902 $13,402 $13,411 $107,078
TOTAL Estimated
Out-of-State Tuition,
Fees, Expenses
$25,660 $26,039 $23,684 $22,925 $23,342 $20,842 $20,851 $163,343

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

*Student pays directly, not billed by USA
**Based on current rates for USA Student Health Insurance and subject to change.
***Estimations provided by the Office of Financial Aid

Clinical Year expenses may include:

  • Miscellaneous application fees (vary per clinical site)
  • Travel and Housing expenses are subject to change depending on the clinical rotation site distance from campus.
  • Travel to and from clinical site, some travel expenses may be supplemented by Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC)
  • Housing (some housing may be made available via AHEC)


Revised: 6/24/19

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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.