Living and Other Expenses

  • Students can expect significant additional costs for room and board, utilities, transportation, clothing, miscellaneous school supplies, etc.
  • Living expenses can vary greatly depending on individual student choices.
  • In our Aug 2019 poll of Class of 2020 clinical phase students, average monthly living and other expenses were reported as follows:
    • Average monthly housing cost was 572.50 (with a range from $190.00 to $900.00).
    • Average monthly utilities expenses were $103.50 (range from $0.00 to $250.00)
    • Average monthly transportation cost (for clinical rotations) was $209.50 (with a range from $100.00 to $320.00).
      • Here it is important to remember that, unlike most PA program, our students do not have to relocate for their clinical rotations as all of our rotations can be completed in the area, with an average mileage from campus to clinical site of 33.5 miles (range from 1 mile to 69 miles).
    • Average monthly clothing expense was $92.50 (with a range from $0.00 to $300.00).
      • The School of Health Sciences graduate programs require students adhere to a business casual dress code. This may require the purchase of additional clothing to accommodate the dress code requirement.
      • In the didactic phase of studies, students are required to purchase an long white lab coat and scrubs for Anatomy (disposed after the course is completed) and additional scrubs for Clinical Skills.
      • In the clinical phase of studies, no additional clothing expenses are required.
      • Incurred monthly costs include laundry and, if needed, dry cleaning expenses.