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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 and transportation, during the clinical year. 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.

For payment and refund policies, visit http://www.southalabama.edu/studentaccounting/feepayment.html.

Estimated Tuition and Expenses  2015-2016   
DIDACTIC/PRECLINICAL YEAR    CLINICAL YEAR     
Summer
2015    Fall
2015    Spring
2016    Summer
2016    Fall
2016    Spring
2017    Summer
2017    TOTALS   
Credit Hours    17    19    19    15    16    16    19    121   
In-State Tuition  
($416/sem. hr.)    $7,072    $7,904    $7,904    $6,240    $6,656    $6,656    $7,904    $50,336   
Out of State Tuition
($832/sem. hr.)    $14,144    $15,808    $15,808    $12,480    $13,312    $13,312    $15,808    $100,672   
Departmental Fees                   
Background Check/
Urine Drug Screen    $82    ----    ----    $82    ----    ----    ----    $164   
Anatomy / Special Fee    $275    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    $275   
Malpractice fee    ----    $12    $12    $1    $12    $12    $1    $50   
Health Insurance (single)    $285    $570    $570    ----    $570    $570    ----    $2,565   
Books (estimated)    $800    $400    $400    $400    $200    $200    $200    $2,600   
General Lab Fee - PA 510    $100    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    $100   
BLS/ACLS Fee - PA 540    ----      ----    $100    ----    ----    ----    $100   
Equipment/uniforms    $2,000    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    $2,000   
Lab Coats    ----    $40    ----    ----    $40    ----    ----    $80   
Simulation Fee    $133    $133    $133    $133    ----    ----    ----    $532   
Scrubs    $30    ----    ----    ----    $60    ----    ----    $90   
Photo for Class Composite    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    $25    ----    $25   
Typhon Group:
Patient Tracking    ----    ----    ----    ----    $80    ----    ----    $80   
Convocation Cap & Gown    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    $85    $85   
Total Fees    $3,705    $1,155    $1,115    $716    $962    $807    $286    $8,746   
TOTAL
In-State
Tuition & Fees    $10,777    $9,059    $9,019    $6,956    $7,618    $7,463    $8,190    $59,082   
TOTAL
Out of State
Tuition & Fees    $17,849    $16,963    $16,923    $13,196    $14,274    $14,119    $16,094    $109,418   

Note: Clinical Year expenses may include:
   
7/6/2015   
- 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)

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:
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, http://www.southalabama.edu/registrar/residency.htm.

Financial Aid

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

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