Program Fees

The total program fees for the incoming trainees will be $18,000 and will be broken down in 3 payments. A non-refundable initial deposit of $1,500 once admission is confirmed and due before mid-November. An installment of $7,500 will be due on or before January 3rd. The last installment of $9,000 will be due on or before June 6th.

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $150 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).


A non-refundable deposit of $1500 (certified bank check or money order only) will be required once acceptance is confirmed.  This deposit will be applied to the program fees.

Health Insurance

Maintaining health insurance coverage will be required. Trainees who matriculate into the perfusion program are considered visiting scholars and are eligible to purchase a student health plan. Trainees who have other health insurance will be required to provide proof of coverage.

Financial Assistance

Due to the nature of this workforce training program, there is not any type of financial assistance available to our trainees.

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 Fees

There will be a one-time cost of $50-65 for a drug screen which will be required for clinical affiliate rotations.

Out of town clinical affiliate sites in San Antonio, Texas; Jackson, Mississippi; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma will be utilized by the program.  Trainees will be required to attend this 4-6 week off-site clinical rotations.  There are also a fluctuating number of sites within the Houston area that can be utilized.  In most of these cases transportation is the only consideration to be made for these sites.   Any added travel and housing expenses  will be the responsibility of the trainee.


A booklist will be provided to trainees accepted into the program. In many cases pdf downloads can substitute hard copies.

Professional Dues

Program trainees are encouraged to join the two national perfusion organizations:

American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT)

Student Membership: $25.00

American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion (AACP)

Student Membership $25.00

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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.

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