Program Fees

The total program fees for the 2019 incoming trainees will be $18,000. Tuition will be broken down in 3 payments. A non-refundable initial deposit of $1,500 once admission is confirmed due before mid-November. An installment of $7,500 will be due on or before Jan 2nd, 2019. The last installment of $9,000 will be due on June 3rd, 2019.

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).

Deposit

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

Health insurance will be required by the program. Trainees who matriculate into the perfusion program will be eligible to purchase our student health plan for an annual cost of $1859.00 (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.

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.

Effective 2018 an additional clinical affiliate in San Antonio, Texas will be utilized by the program.  Trainees will be required to attend this 4-6 week off-site clinical rotation.   The added travel and housing expenses  will be the responsibility of the trainee.

Books

A booklist will be provided to trainees accepted into the program. If all books are purchased, the approximate cost will be $1400.

Professional Dues

Program trainees are required to join the two national perfusion organizations(this is part of professionalism):

American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT)

Student Membership: $25.00

American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion (AACP)

Student Membership $25.00

Living in Houston

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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.

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.

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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.

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