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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  2014-2015   
DIDACTIC/PRECLINICAL YEAR    CLINICAL YEAR     
Summer
2014    Fall
2014    Spring
2015    Summer
2015    Fall
2015    Spring
2016    Summer
2016    TOTALS   
Credit Hours    17    19    19    15    16    16    19    121   
In-State Tuition  
($408/sem. hr.)    $6,936    $7,752    $7,752    $6,120    $6,528    $6,528    $7,752    $49,368   
Out of State Tuition
($816/sem. hr.)    $13,872    $15,504    $15,504    $12,240    $13,056    $13.056    $15,504    $98,736   
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   
Total Fees    $3,705    $1,155    $1,115    $716    $962    $807    $201    $8,661   
TOTAL
In-State
Tuition & Fees    $10,641    $8,907    $8,867    $6,836    $7,490    $7,335    $7,953    $58,029   
TOTAL
Out of State
Tuition & Fees    $17,577    $16,659    $16,619    $12,956    $14,018    $13,863    $15,705    $107,397   

Note: Clinical Year expenses may include:
   
2/16/2015   
- Miscellaneous application fees (vary per clinical site), Convocation Cap and Gown $80-85
- 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:
To establish residency, visit 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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