The total program fees for the 2018 incoming trainees will be $30,000. Tuition will be broken down in 2 payments. The first installment of $15,000 will be due upon acceptance into the program. The second installment of $15,000 will be due prior to starting the program.
A non-refundable fee of $100 is due with application to cover cost of processing. Only money order or cashier’s check will be accepted for the application fee (NO PERSONAL CHECKS).
Health insurance will be required by the program. Trainees who matriculate into the program will be eligible to purchase our student health plan for an annual cost of $1158.00 (http://www.uth.edu/dotAsset/c85855eb-0e70-478c-ad75-5f4166ce89bf.pdf). Trainees who have other health insurance will be required to provide proof of coverage.
Estimated Cost of Attendance
The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a reasonable average of a Trainee’s educational and living expenses for the period of enrollment. The COA sets limits on the total aid that a Trainee may receive, and it is generally the sum of Program fees, room and board, transportation, and personal/miscellaneous expenses. Any assistance received (such as private alternative loans and/or scholarships) cannot exceed the cost of attendance. The COA may be used by Trainees to financially prepare to meet their educational expenses.
The COA budget is based on a 6-month period of enrollment.
Program Fees $30,000
Health Insurance $ 1,158
Room and Board $ 9,918
Transportation $ 1,296
Personal/Misc. $ 1,602
Alternative Loan Financing
Trainees may meet their educational expenses by borrowing private, credit-based loan financing through Sallie Mae. The Health Professions Graduate Loan is a private loan offered by Sallie Mae that offers a variable or fixed interest rate and various repayment options. Follow the instructions below to apply:
Alternative loan Instructions
- Apply for the Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan here: salliemae.com/00495198
- Click on the Green Button:
- Complete the Alternative Loan Certification Request and submit to the Financial Aid Office: https://www.uth.edu/sfs/documents/alternative_cal_loan_certification_request_EP_18-19.pdf.
Certification of the loan will be completed once the loan application is received from Sallie Mae. Loans will be certified for the amount specified up to your eligible amount. The loan will be disbursed no earlier than 10 days before the first day of classes. If the Trainee fails to attend classes, the entire loan award MUST be returned to the Financial Aid Office.
All private loan proceeds received will be applied against any Program Fees currently due on the Trainee’s account, if applicable. If a credit balance exists after the private loan or other resources have been applied to outstanding Program Fees, student refunds will be processed by the Financial aid Office. Refunds will be in the form of paper checks and students will need to pick up the refund check in the Financial Aid Office located at 7000 Fannin, Suite 2220. A picture ID must be shown before any check(s) are released.
Financial Aid Office Contact Information
Office of Student Financial Services
P.O. Box 20036
Houston, Texas 77225
Personal Liability Insurance (PLI)
Personal liability insurance will be provided by the program and is included in the cost of program fees.
Clinical Affiliate-Associated Fee
There will be a one-time cost of $50-65 fee for a drug screen which will be required for the newly added rotation.
A booklist will be provided to trainees accepted into the program. Most books will be provided during the program
A laptop will be provided during the program. All power point slides will be available to the students.
Living in Houston
Houston is the largest city in Texas and the third largest city in the United States. More than 5 million people live in Houston and the surrounding metropolitan area.
Houston’s internationally diverse population, strong economy, culture and low cost of living have propelled it to the top of many national lists, including the “Coolest City in America” list in Forbes Magazine.
The overall cost of living in Houston is 9% below the national average and housing costs are 21% below the national average. There is no city or state income tax, which adds to the affordability of living in Houston.
Culture – Houston’s Museum District is home to 18 museums within walking distance of each other. The Theater District is second only to New York City in number of theater seats in a concentrated downtown area and is one of only five cities with permanent resident companies in all of the major disciplines: ballet, symphony, theater and opera.
Sports – Houston is home to professional sports teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA and MLS, as well as many college sports teams.
Parks – With almost 50,000 acres of parks, Houston ranks first in the nation’s 10 most populous cities of total acreage of parks. Discovery Green, located in downtown, hosts free events for the public throughout the year.
Dining- Houstonians eat at more than 11,000 restaurants ranging from upscale to food trucks. From Tex-Mex to outstanding international cuisine, there is always something new to try.