Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance Budgets

The cost of attendance budgets below are approved annually by the School of Medicine for the upcoming academic year. They are based in large part on data from a bi-annual survey of what our current medical students are actually spending for books and supplies, housing, food, personal expenses, and transportation.

The costs included in these budgets reflect living expenses for the academic year only. Living expenses for non-school periods and for spouses and/or other dependents are not included because they are treated in the need analysis formula as an allowance against income rather than a direct cost. In the case of a married student, the spouse's living costs are not included in the budget, but the expected family contribution is reduced by the amount appropriate to maintain the spouse and home.

MD 21/22 Cost of Attendance Budget

  Class of 2025 (11 months) Class of 2024 (11 months) Class of 2023 (12 months) Class of 2022 (11 months)
Tuition $68,788 $68,788 $68,788 $68,788
Books and Supplies $1,000 (3) $1,300 (2) $500 $500
Housing and Utilities* $10,982 $10,982 $11,910 $10,982
Food* $3,784 $3,784 $4,062 $3,784
Personal and Other $3,964 $3,964 $4,448 $3,964
Student Health Insurance $3,192 $3,192 $3,192 $3,192
Activity Fee $40 $40 $40 $40
Graduate Student Council Fee $30 $30 $30 $30
Transportation $2,868 $2,868 $2,868 $2,868
Travel for Clinical Training -- -- $1,648 $1,648
National Board Exam Fees -- $645 -- $645 (1)
Loan Fees $1,572 $1,572 $1,572 $1,572
Graduation -- -- -- $214
Total Budgets $96,220 $97,165 $99,058 $98,227

* In the case of a married student whose spouse is employed, the spouse is expected to cover housing and food.
(1) USMLE Step 2 CK Exam Fee
(2) Includes UWorld Subscription
(3) Covers books and equipment

 

PA 21/22 Cost of Attendance Budget

  Class of 2023 (1st year Summer, Fall, Spring) Class of 2022 (2nd year Summer, Fall, Spring) Class of 2021 (3rd year Summer)
Tuition $43,020 $41,565 $13,196
Fees* $1,560 $477 --
Student Health Insurance* $3,522 $2,330 --
Background Check and Drug Screen $145 -- --
Course Fee (Anatomy Scrubs)* $87 -- --
Books and Supplies $2,355 $1,600 $500
Housing and Utilities $11,910 $11,910 $2,978
Food $4,062 $4,062 $1,016
Personal and Other $4,448 $4,448 $1,112
Transportation $2,868 $2,868 $716
Loan Fees $1,452 $1,438 $484
Total Budgets $75,429 $70,698 $20,002

*Fees, Health Insurance and Disability Insurance are Subject to Change

 

MSA 21/22 Cost of Attendance Budget

  Cleveland/Houston Washington, D.C
  Year 1 (Summer, Fall, Spring - 11 month) Year 2 (Summer, Fall, Spring - 12 month) Year 1 (Summer, Fall, Spring - 11 month) Year 2 (Summer, Fall, Spring - 12 month)
Tuition $68,003 $63,653 $68,003 $63,653
Fees* $70 $70 $70 $70
Student Health Insurance* $3,417 $3,417 $3,417 $3,417
Books $2,736 $2,016 $2,736 $2,016
Housing and Utilities $10,982 $13,592 $12,959 $16,039
Food $3,784 $4,062 $4,162 $4,468
Personal and Other $3,964 $4,448 $4,360 $4,893
Transportation $2,868 $2,868 $2,868 $2,868
Technology Fee $900 -- $900 --
Certification Exam Fee -- $1,500 -- $1,500
AAAA Conference Fees $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Loan Fees $1,452 $1,452 $1,452 $1,452
Total Budgets $99,176 $98,078 $101,928 $101,376

*Fees, Health Insurance and Disability Insurance are Subject to Change

 


Some students have extenuating circumstances that may justify construction of an individual cost of attendance that is higher than the standard one. Such adjustments are primarily applicable for the purpose of validating need for outside loan assistance. In all cases, appropriate documentation must be provided. Examples of potentially appropriate adjustments are below.

  • Medical/dental care costs
  • Education debt repayment
  • Dependent care
  • Transportation
  • Car repairs

Other expenses may be allowed if they are necessary and related to attendance at the School of Medicine.