Dec 10, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Information



Tuition and Fees

The University publishes an official Schedule of Tuition and Fees for each division of the University. Because the programs within each division vary, students should carefully study the charges that apply to them as set forth below. All tuition is due at registration. All charges are subject to change without advance notice.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) 

Austin, Texas Campus: The full-time MS-SLP program is 5 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 50/51 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

  Tuition ($11,000 per trimester × 5) $55,000.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($600 per trimester × 5) $3,000.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 5) $500.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Technology fee ($200 per trimester × 5) $1000.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

St. Augustine, Florida, Campus: The full-time MOT program is 6 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

  Tuition ($13,053 per trimester × 6) $78.318.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 6) $960.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

San Marcos, California, Campus: The full-time MOT program is 6 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition, fees  and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($14,949.67 per trimester × 6) $89,698.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 6) $960.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00
  Room and Board ($8,000 per trimester x 6) $48,000.00
  Transportation ($975.00 per trimester x 6) $5,850.00
  Personal Expenses and Health Insurance ($2,017.00 per trimester x 6) $12,102.00

*Students might incur additional costs for their program, including, but not limited to, costs associated with clinical field experiences. Further, cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

Austin, Texas, Campus: The full-time MOT program is 6 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

  Tuition ($13,747.17 per trimester × 6) $82,483.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 6) $600.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

Miami, Florida Campus: The full-time MOT program is 6 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

Tuition ($13,747.17 per trimester × 6)      $82,483.00
Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition)      $500.00
Books ($600 per trimester × 6)      $3,600.00
Campus access fee ($60 per trimester × 6)      $360.00
Student activity fee      $20.00
Associated school expenses       $1,000.00
Graduation fee      $100.00

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

St. Augustine, Florida, Campus: The full-time DPT program is 8 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 131 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

  Tuition ($12,948 per trimester × 8) $103,584.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books  $4,200.00
  Campus Access fee ($160 per trimester × 8)  $1,280.00
  Student Activity Fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,167.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

Miami, Florida, Campus: The full-time DPT program is 8 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 131 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

  Tuition ($12,948 per trimester × 8) $103,584.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books  $4,200.00
  Campus Access fee ($60 per trimester × 8) $480.00
  Student Activity Fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,167.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

San Marcos, California Campus: The full-time DPT program is 8 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 131 credit hours. Tuition, fees  and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($14,481.13 per trimester × 8) $115,849.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books  $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 8) $1,280.00
  Student activity fee 20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,167.00
  Graduation fee $100.00
  Room and Board ($8,000 per trimester x 8) $64,000.00
  Transportation ($975.00 per trimester x 8) $7,800.00
  Personal Expenses and Health Insurance ($2,017 per trimester x 8) $16,136.00

*Students might incur additional costs for their program, including, but not limited to, costs associated with clinical field experiences. Further, cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

Austin, Texas, Campus: The full-time DPT program is 8 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 131 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

  Tuition ($12,948 per trimester × 8) $103,584.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books  $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 8) $800.00
  Student activity fee 20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,167.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

Dual Degree Option: Master of Occupational Therapy / Doctor of Physical Therapy (MOT/DPT)*

St. Augustine, Florida, Campus: The full-time dual degree option is 10 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 174 credit hours and allows a student to complete the MOT and DPT programs consecutively. Tuition and fees are as follows:

  Tuition ($12,947.80 per trimester × 10) $129,478.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books  $6,000.00
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 10) $1,600.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,200.00
  Graduation fee $200.00

San Marcos, California, Campus: The full-time dual degree option is 10 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 174 credit hours and allows a student to complete the MOT and DPT programs consecutively. Tuition and fees are as follows:

  Tuition ($14,481.40 per trimester × 10) $144,814.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books  $6,000.00
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 10) $1,600.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,200.00
  Graduation fee $200.00

Austin, Texas, Campus: The full-time dual degree option is 10 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 174 credit hours and allows a student to complete the MOT and DPT programs consecutively. Tuition and fees are as follows:

  Tuition ($12,947.80 per trimester × 10) $129,478.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books   $6,000.00
  Campus access fee  ($100 per trimester × 10) $1000.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,200.00
  Graduation fee $200.00

*This degree option is currently under curriculum review and is not accepting students at this time.

Flexible Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

St. Augustine, Florida, Campus: The program is 12 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 131 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

  Tuition ($7,622.92 per trimester × 12) $91,475.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($350 per trimester × 12) $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($85 per trimester × 12) $1,020.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

San Marcos, California, Campus: The program is 12 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 131 credit hours. Tuition, fees and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($8,978.17 per trimester × 12) $107,738.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($350 per trimester × 12) $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($85 per trimester × 12) $1,020.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00
  Room and Board ($8,000.00 per trimester x 12) $96,000.00
  Transportation ($975.00 per trimester x 12) $11,700.00
  Personal Expenses and Health Insurance ($2,017.00 per trimester x 12) $24,204.00

*Students might incur additional costs for their program, including, but not limited to, costs associated with clinical field experiences. Further, cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

Austin, Texas, Campus: The program is 12 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 131 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

  Tuition ($8,224.50 per trimester × 12) $98,694.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($350 per trimester × 12) $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($70 per trimester × 12) $840.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

Flexible Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

St. Augustine, Florida, Campus: The program is 9 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

  Tuition ($8,651.00 per trimester × 9) $77,859.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($400 per trimester × 9) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($85 per trimester × 9) $765.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

Austin, Texas, Campus: The program is 9 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

Tuition ($8,651 per trimester × 9)      $77,859.00
Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition)      $500.00
Books ($300 per trimester × 9)      $2,000.00
Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 9)       $900.00
Student activity fee      $20.00
Associated school expenses      $1,000.00
Graduation fee      $100.00

Miami, Florida, Campus: The program is 9 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

Tuition ($8,651.00 per trimester × 9)      $77,859.00
Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition)      $500.00
Books ($300 per trimester × 9)      $2,700.00
Campus access fee ($60 per trimester × 9)      $540.00
Student activity fee      $20.00
Associated school expenses      $1,000.00
Graduation fee      $100.00

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

St. Augustine, Florida Campus: The program is 8 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 117 credit hours. Tuition,fees and cost of attendance are as follows*:

Tuition ($12, 694.00 per trimester × 8) $101,552.00
Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00  
Books & Associated School Expenses ($525 per trimester × 8)* $4,200.00  
Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 8) $1,280.00
Student activity fee $20.00  
Graduation Fee $100.00  

San Marcos, California Campus: The program is 8 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 117 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

Trimester ($12, 694.00 per trimester × 8) $101,552.00
Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
Books & Associated School Expenses ($525 per trimester × 8)* $4,200.00
Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 8) $1,280.00
Student activity fee $20.00
Graduation Fee $100.00
Room and Board (8,000 per trimester x 8) $64,000.00
Transportation ($975.00 per trimester x 8) $7,800.00
Personal Expenses and Health Insurance ($2,017.00 x 8) $16,136.00

*Students might incur additional costs for their program, including, but not limited to, costs associated with clinical field experiences. Further, cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

Austin, Texas Campus: The program is 8 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 117 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

Trimester ($12, 694.00 per trimester × 8) $101,552.00
Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
Books & Associated School Expenses ($525 per trimester × 8)* $4,200.00
Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 8) $800.00
Student activity fee $20.00
Graduation Fee $100.00

Miami, Florida Campus: The program is 8 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 117 credit hours. Tuition and fees are as follows:

Trimester ($12, 694.00 per trimester × 8) $101,552.00
Tuition deposit (subtracted from first-trimester tuition) $500.00
Books & Associated School Expenses ($525 per trimester × 8)* $4,200.00
Campus access fee ($60 per trimester × 8) $480.00
Student activity fee $20.00
Graduation Fee $100.00

*Updated 10/18/2018

 

Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar will be $655/credit hour. For the bachelor’s degree student, it is a 60 credit hour program and for the master’s degree student it is a 35 credit hour program. USAHS MOT graduates may transfer 6 credit hours, leaving 29.

  Tuition - 29 credit hour program approximately $19,008.00
  Tuition - 35 credit hour program approximately $22,942.00
  Tuition - 60 credit hour program approximately $29,897.00
  Books $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($1,002 per year) $2,004.00–$5,010.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement $100.00
    Optional custom regalia (estimate) $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Tuition for required and elective courses will be $710/credit hour and seminar courses will bear a per-credit-hour charge of $255, (not inclusive of the fee to attend and travel the seminar). Clinical integration coursework for the bachelor’s degree student is comprised of a series of 5 courses (totaling 38 credits) that cost $200 a course. For the bachelor’s degree student, it is a 60 credit hour program and for the master’s degree student it is a 24 credit hour program.

  Tuition - 24 credit hour program approximately $14,767 - $17,043.00
  Tuition - 60 credit hour program approximately $14,347 - $16,623.00
  Books $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($1,002 per year) $2,004.00–$4,008.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement $100.00
    Optional custom regalia (estimate) $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Tuition for all courses is $689/credit hour.

  Tuition - 37 credit hour program approximately $25.500.00
  Books and associated school expenses $800.00
  Technology fee ($1002 per year) $2004.00
  Lab fee (only if registered in ATP 7255 course) $200.00
  Graduation fee  
       If attending commencement   100.00
        If not attending commencement   $25.00

 

Master of Health Science (MHS)

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar is $567/credit hour.

  Tuition - 36 credit hour program approximately $20.400.00
  Books $500.00
  Technology fee ($1,002 per year) $2,004.00
  Lab fee (only if registered in ATP 7255 course) $200.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement 100.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), non-FNP specializations- updated 04/15/2019

Tuition for all courses is $694/credit hour.

  Tuition - 36 credit hour program approximately $25,000.00
  Books $2,000.00
  Technology fee ($1,002 per year) $2,004.00
  Practicum (2) $0 -$2,000.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement $100.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), FNP specialization - updated 04/15/2019

Tuition for all courses is $768/credit hour.

  Tuition - 50 credit hour program approximately   $38, 000.00  
  Books   $2,200.00  
  Technology fee ($334/term)   $2,672.00  
  Health Assessment Kit   $550.00  
  Mandatory Intensives approximately   $2,000.00  
  Practicum (3)   $0-$2,000.00  
  Graduation fee      
    If attending commencement $100.00  
    If not attending commencement $25.00  

Doctor Nursing Practice (DNP), non-FNP specializations - updated 04/15/2019

Tuition for all courses is $900/credit hour. For the student entering with a bachelor’s degree, completing the Nurse Executive or Nurse Informaticist specialization, it is a 64 credit-hour program. For the student entering with master’s degree, it is a 42–52 credit-hour program.

  Tuition 42–52 credit hour program approximately $37,800.00–$46,800.00
  Tuition 64 credit hour program approximately $57,600.00
  Books $1,000.00
  Technology fee (BSN to DNP) $3,340.00
  Technology fee (MSN to DNP) $2,338.00
  Practicum (5) $0-$2,000.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement $100.00
    Optional custom regalia (estimate) $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

Doctor Nursing Practice (DNP), FNP specialization-updated 04/15/2019

Tuition for all courses is $918/credit hour.

  Tuition 71 credit hour program approximately   $65,178.00  
  Books   $2,000.00  
  Technology fee   $4,008.00  
  Health Assessment Kit   $550.00  
  Mandatory Intensives   $2,000.00  
  Practicum (6)   $0-$2,000.00  
  Graduation fee      
    If attending commencement $100.00  
    Optional custom regalia (estimate) $650.00  
    If not attending commencement $25.00  

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar is $776/credit hour.

  Tuition - 60 credit hour program approximately $46,589.00
  Books $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($1,002 per year) $4,008.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement $100.00
    Optional custom regalia estimate   $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

Doctor of Health Science *

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar is $ 595/credit hour.

  Tuition - 60 credit hour program approximately $35,700.00
  Books $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($1,002 per year) $5,010.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement $100.00
    Optional custom regalia estimate   $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

* This program is not currently accepting new students.

Payment 

Section updated 10/08/2018

All charges are subject to change without advance notice.

The preferred method of payment is by credit card through myUSA. USAHS will accept a personal check or bank check as necessary.  USAHS does not charge a fee for credit card usage. 

To make a tuition payment:

  1. Log into myUSA  
  2. Click on Student Services, then Bursar  
  3. Make a Payment  
  4. Select My Account Balances
  5. Click on the dollar amount next to Accounts Receivable (and the appropriate campus), even if it shows zero. 
  6. Select Make payment (towards the bottom)
  7. Enter the dollar amount of the payment (xxx.xx no dollar sign or comma) in the Accounts Receivable space and click submit. 
  8. Follow credit card instructions. 
  9. Once the payment processes, a confirmation email will be sent.

Check payments must be either mailed or hand-delivered to the attention of the appropriate campus bursar. Checks should be made payable to University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.  Please put the student ID number on the check. There will be a $30 returned check fee assessed to the student account for any returned checks.  USAHS will attempt one redeposit at the request of the student. If the check is returned a second time,  there will be an additional $30 charge and USAHS will be unable to accept checks as a form of payment.

San Marcos CA Campus:

University of St. Augustine
Attn: Kristin Hitchcock, Business Office Bursar
700 Windy Point Dr 
San Marcos CA 92069

760-591-3012 ext. 2456

[email protected]

Saint Augustine FL Campus:

University of St. Augustine
Attn: Susan Jones, Business Office Bursar
1 University Blvd
St. Augustine FL 32086

904-826-0084, ext. 1240  

[email protected]

Miami FL Campus

University of St. Augustine 
Attn: Tania McLaws, Business Office Bursar
800 S Douglas Rd
Coral Gables FL 33134 

786-725-4034

[email protected] 

Austin TX Campus:

University of St. Augustine
Attn: Candice Salazar, Business Office Bursar
5401 La Crosse Ave 
Austin TX 78739

512-394-9766, ext. 3104

[email protected]

Loan disbursements for existing loan programs are also accepted. The use of credit cards to pay for tuition while receiving loans will only be accepted when a current loan disbursement does not pay the account in full. All tuition is payable in full on the payment date established for the applicable trimester and will be posted on the Academic Calendar. If an anticipated loan will not pay the balance in full, the student will pay the difference by the payment date established for the applicable trimester. If the student has a loan(s) pending that will pay the balance in full, then he/she does not have to pay anything.

Late accounts can be assessed a 10% late fee.  When the student account becomes past due, the account will be ‘blocked’.  If the account is blocked, students are unable to register for the next term, unable to request transcripts and unable to graduate.  Removal from classes may also occur in extreme situations.  NOTE: if a student has loans pending that will pay tuition in full, the student will not be considered past due or receive a block.  If the student has a loan coming that will partially pay the account, the student is responsible for paying the self-pay portion by the established due date or risk receiving a late fee and/or block.

Bank Mobile is the company that processes student refunds for USAHS and will send enrollment instructions via US Mail and email. Students should enroll immediately upon receipt of the instructions (arriving in a bright green envelope). Students may choose to have a refund deposited to the Bank Mobile account OR direct deposited to an established bank account. If the enrollment information is not received, send an email to [email protected] and request an ‘instant personal code’ be emailed.  Refunds are deposited at least a month after classes start; students should be prepared to pay their expenses/supplies until then.

Refund are available based on the student choice for receipt:

  • Bank Mobile Account - funds are available the same day the funds are sent from USAHS
  • Direct Deposit thru Bank Mobile - funds are available in 2-3 business days
  • Paper check -  funds should be received in 21 business days

If a student has not signed up with Bank Mobile or is in the process of signing up, he or she will receive communications from Bank Mobile that the student must activate the account. In the event the student does not activate the Bank Mobile account, funds will be returned to the school.

Higher One/CASHNet Tuition Payment Plan information

No interest payment plan, the loan amount can include tuition and fees.  There is a one-time $55 application fee per contract.  Many students estimate what is needed to cover one year (3 trimesters) so there is only one application fee annually, know that the tuition is covered for a year. 

Payment Plan deadlines:

Summer Term - sign up 4/10 through 5/24. It is best that the plan is in place by the first of May.  

Fall Term - sign up 8/6 through 9/20. It is best that the plan is in place by the first of September.

Spring Term - sign up 12/11 through 1/26. It is best that the plan is in place by the first of January.

All contracts must be paid by graduation.  Students will make equal monthly payments to Higher One/CASHNet (according to the length of the payment plan selected).  Higher One/CASHNet will then forward the payment to the University on a monthly basis, usually a month in arrears. 

Once a payment plan contract is set up, the student should notify the Bursar on his or her campus the contract and dollar amount so it can be verified and noted on the student account.  

Click here to go to the Higher One/CashNet Website

Higher One/CASHNet customer care line for students:  800-556-6884 or 800-635-0120

Post-Professional student tuition and fees are payable in full within 7 days of the start of the applicable course(s).  Students receiving loans that will pay for their tuition in full do not have to pay.  If the student has a loan pending that will not pay the balance in full, the student is responsible for paying the ‘self-pay’ portion within 7 days of the start of the applicable course(s).

Refund Policy

Tuition Refund Policy for First Professional Programs

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy

University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences’ institutional refund policy has been established in accordance with current state and federal regulations and applicable accrediting standards. A refund to the student or fund source may result from the application of the University’s institutional refund policy.

Notice of Cancellation

Students must notify the University in writing of the cancellation. 

$500 Deposit Refund Policy for First Professional Programs

Refund of Tuition Deposit for Withdrawal Within the First 7 Days: If notification of withdrawal from the University is submitted within 7 days of submission of the tuition deposit, a full refund of the tuition deposit will be returned to the student.

Refund of Tuition Deposit for Withdrawal After the First 7 Days but Before the Start of the Trimester: If notification of withdrawal from the University is submitted after 7 days of submission of the tuition deposit up to the start of the trimester courses, a partial refund of $400 (the University retains $100 as an admissions fee) will be returned to the student.

Tuition Refund Policy for First Professional Programs

The University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences has an established add/drop period that is the 1st week (7 days) of each semester. All tuition and fees will be refunded to students or to student loans who withdraw from a program or a course within the add/drop period.

If a student withdraws from the program or a course after the add/drop period but prior to completion, the student may be eligible for a tuition refund in accordance with the following policy:

Withdrawing From a Program - Refund of Tuition After the Start of Trimester Courses: For students who withdraw from all classes during days 1–7 of the trimester (add/drop period), 100% of tuition/fees will be refunded to the student and/or to the loan provider. For students who withdraw from all classes after day 7 but before 60% of the term has elapsed, the University will calculate the refund using a percentage formula and return the refund to the student and/or to the loan provider. If more than 60% of the term has elapsed, there will be no refund.

Withdrawing From a Course: Students withdrawing from one or more course(s), but not the program, will have their refund calculated under the same percentage formula as those withdrawing from a program.

Step 1: Determine the percentage of the enrollment period the student attended before withdrawing (days attended divided by total days in the period). If over 60%, then no refund is due.

Step 2: Determine the amount of tuition earned by the school by multiplying the total tuition/fee charged by the percentage of time enrolled.

Step 3: Compare the amount of tuition earned by the school to the amount received by the school. If more funds were received by the school than tuition earned by the school, determine the amount of funds that must be returned by subtracting the tuition earned by the school amount from the amount received by the school.

Step 4: Distribute this calculated amount as a refund to the student or to the student loan provider.

Refunds are made within 30 days of the date the University determines that the student has withdrawn.

For students who receive federal financial aid who withdraw (including transfers and leaves of absence) from all classes on or before 60% of the term has elapsed, a portion of their tuition will be returned to the lender. Please see the University’s R2T4 policy for further information.

Tuition Refund Policy for Transitional and Post-Professional Programs

Student’s Right to Cancel

Students may withdraw from a degree program at any time. Contact the director of the degree program to request a withdrawal from the program. To withdraw from an individual seminar, contact the Continuing Education Office by phone at 904-826-0084, ext. 1400.

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy for Post-Professional Programs

The University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences institutional refund policy has been established in accordance with current state and federal regulations and applicable accrediting standards. A refund to the student or fund source may result from the application of the University’s institutional refund policy.

Notice of Cancellation for Post-Professional Programs

Students must notify the University in writing of the cancellation. All monies paid by an applicant other than books, supplies, materials, and kits that are not returnable from use are refunded if cancellation occurs within 1 week (7 days) after signing the University’s Enrollment Agreement and making an initial payment. 

Tuition Refund Policy

The University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences has an established add/drop period that is the 1st week (7 days) of each semester. All tuition, excluding the application fee, will be refunded to students who withdraw within the add/drop period.

If a student withdraws from the program or a course after the 7-day add/drop period but prior to completion, the student may be eligible for a tuition refund in accordance with the following policy:

Refund of Tuition After the Start of Trimester Courses: For self-pay students who withdraw (including transfers and leaves of absence) from all classes on or before 60% of the term has elapsed, the University will calculate the refund using a percentage formula and return the refund to the student. Students dropping form coursework (not the program) will be calculated under the same percentage formula. If more than 60% of the term has elapsed, there will be no refund.

Step 1: Determine the percentage of the enrollment period the student attended before withdrawing (days attended divided by total days in the period).

Step 2: Determine the amount of tuition earned by the school by multiplying the total tuition/fees charged by the percentage of time enrolled.

Step 3: Compare the amount of tuition earned by the school to the amount received by the school. If more funds were received by the school than tuition earned by the school, determine the amount of funds that must be returned by subtracting the tuition earned by the school amount from the amount received by the school.

Step 4: Distribute this calculated amount as a refund to the student.

Refunds are made within 30 days of the date the University determines that the student has withdrawn.

For students who receive federal financial aid who withdraw (including transfers and leaves of absence) from all classes on or before 60% of the term has elapsed, a portion of their tuition will be returned to the lender. Please see the University’s R2T4 policy for further information.

For Iowa National Guard or Reserve Forces Only

The following additional considerations are made for a student who is a member, or the spouse of a member if the member has a dependent child, of the Iowa National Guard or reserve forces of the United States and who is ordered to National Guard duty or federal active duty:

  • The student may withdraw from the entire registration for that term and receive a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees for that term
  • The student may make arrangements with the instructor(s) for course grades, or for incompletes to be completed by the student at a later time, which will keep the student’s registration and all tuition and fees intact.
  • The student may make arrangements with only some instructors for grades, or for incompletes to be completed by the student at a later time, which will keep the student’s registration, tuition, and fees intact for only those courses in which the student makes arrangements. Any course for which arrangements cannot be made for grades or incompletes will be considered withdrawn and the tuition and mandatory fees for the course refunded.

Tuition Refund Policy for First Professional Programs for Iowa Residents

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy for First Professional Programs

The University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences’ institutional refund policy has been established in accordance with current state and federal regulations and applicable accrediting standards. A refund to the student or fund source may result from the application of the University’s Institutional Refund Policy.

Notice of Cancellation for First Professional Programs

Students must notify the University in writing of the cancellation. All monies paid by an applicant other than books, supplies, materials, and kits which are not returnable from use are refunded if cancellation occurs after signing the University’s Enrollment Agreement and making an initial payment. All monies Iowa residents prepay to the University for tuition, including the $500 tuition deposit, are fully refunded to Iowa residents if the student never begins attendance in the term or course for which the student was charged.

Tuition Refund Policy for First Professional Programs

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences has an established add/drop period that is the 1st week (7 days) of each semester. All tuition and fees will be refunded to students, or to their student loan provider if students withdraw from a program or a course within the add/drop period.

If a student withdraws from the program or a course after the add/drop period but prior to completion, the student may be eligible for a tuition refund in accordance with the following policy:

Withdrawing From a Program - Refund of Tuition After the Start of Trimester Courses: For students who withdraw from all classes during days 1–7 of the trimester (add/drop period), 100% of tuition/fees will be refunded to the student and/or to the loan provider. After day 7, for students who withdraw from all classes but before 60% of the term has elapsed, the University will calculate the refund using a percentage formula and return the refund to the student and/or to the loan provider. If more than 60% of the term has elapsed, there will be no refund.

Withdrawing From a Course: Students withdrawing from one or more course(s), but not the program, will have their refund calculated under the same percentage formula as those withdrawing from a program.

Step 1: Determine the percentage of the enrollment period (calendar days) the student failed to complete as of the date of withdrawal (incomplete days divided by total days in the period). If over 60%, then no refund is due.

Step 2: Determine the amount of tuition charges to be refunded by multiplying the total tuition/fees charged by the percentage of time (calendar days) the student failed to complete.

Step 3: Distribute this calculated amount as a refund to the student or to the loan provider.  

For Iowa-resident, distance-education students who withdrawal due to physical incapacity, and who have provided official documentation that physical incapacity is the reason he or she is not able to complete the course, the student will be refunded by the amount of tuition earned by the school by multiplying the total tuition/fees charged by the percentage of time (calendar days) the student failed to complete in the period for which he or she was charged.

Refunds are made within 30 days of the date the University determines that the student has withdrawn.

For students who receive federal financial aid who withdraw (including transfers and leaves of absence) from all classes on or before 60% of the term has elapsed, a portion of their tuition will be returned to the lender. Please see the University’s R2T4 policy for further information.  

Tuition Refund Policy for Transitional and Post-Professional Program for Iowa Residents

Student’s Right to Cancel Post-Professional Programs

Students may withdraw from a degree program at any time. Contact the director of the degree program to request a withdrawal from the program. To withdraw from an individual seminar contact the Continuing Education Office by phone at 904-826-0084, ext. 1400.

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy for Post-Professional Programs

The University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences institutional refund policy has been established in accordance with current state and federal regulations and applicable accrediting standards. A refund to the student or fund source may result from the application of the University’s Institutional Refund Policy.

Notice of Cancellation for Post-Professional Programs

Students must notify the University in writing of the cancellation. All monies paid by an applicant other than books, supplies, materials, and kits which are not returnable from use are refunded if cancellation occurs within 1 week (7 days) after signing the University’s Enrollment Agreement and making an initial payment. All monies Iowa residents prepay to the University for tuition are fully refunded to Iowa residents if the student never begins attendance in the term or course for which the student was charged.

Tuition Refund Policy for Post-Professional Programs

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences has an established add/drop period that is the 1st week (7 days) of each semester. All tuition and fees will be refunded to students who withdraw within the add/drop period. If a student withdraws from the program or a course after the 7 day add/drop period but prior to completion, the student may be eligible for a tuition refund in accordance with the following policy:

Refund of Tuition Charges After the Start of Trimester Courses: For students who withdraw (including transfers and leaves of absence) from all classes on or before 60% of the term has elapsed, the University will calculate the refund using a percentage formula and reduce the student’s tuition charges accordingly. Students dropping from coursework (not the program) will be calculated under the same percentage formula. If more than 60% of the term has elapsed, there will be no refund.

Step 1: Determine the percentage of the enrollment period (calendar days) the student failed to complete as of the date of withdrawal (incomplete days divided by total days in the period). If over 60%, then no refund is due.

Step 2: Determine the amount of tuition charges to be refunded by multiplying the total tuition/fees charged by the percentage of time (calendar days) the student failed to complete.

Step 3: Distribute this calculated amount as a refund to the student.

For Iowa-resident, distance-education students who withdrawal due to physical incapacity, and have provided official documentation that physical incapacity is the reason he or she is not able to complete the course, the student will be refund by the amount of tuition earned by the school by multiplying the total tuition/fees charged by the percentage of time (calendar days) the student failed to complete in the period for which he or she was charged.

Refunds are made within 30 days of the date the University determines that the student has withdrawn.

For students who receive federal financial aid who withdraw (including transfers and leaves of absence) from all classes on or before 60% of the term has elapsed, a portion of their tuition will be returned to the lender. Please see the University’s R2T4 policy for further information.  

Continuing Education Seminar Fee Refund Policy

Continuing Education tuition fee refunds will be determined in accordance with the policy above for Iowa-resident online students.

In the event of employer-paid registrations, the employer has the right to cancel the registration. The therapist will be contacted and may be given the option to remain registered for the seminar and become the responsible party for the fee.

A dependent child is defined as someone who was claimed by a qualified military person on the qualified military person’s Internal Revenue Service tax filing for the previous tax year. Students may be required to submit additional documentation, as requested by the University, to support the military leave of absence considerations listed above.

Tuition Refund Policy for Maryland Residents

For students residing in Maryland, the University complies with the state of Maryland’s refund policy. This policy will supersede the University’s refund policy unless the University’s policy is more beneficial for the Maryland student. The minimum refund that the University shall pay to a Maryland student who withdraws or is terminated after completing only a portion of a course, program, or term within the applicable billing period is as follows:

 
Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term Completed
as of Date of Withdrawal or Termination
Tuition Refund  
  Less than 10% 90% refund  
  10% up to but not including 20% 80% refund  
  20% up to but not including 30% 60% refund  
  30% up to but not including 40% 40% refund  
  40% up to and including 60% 20% refund  
  More than 60% No refund  

Student Tuition Recovery Fund

The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.

You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.

You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.

The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.

The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.

You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.

You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

Financial Assistance Programs

USAHS has a number of resources to help students fund their education, including dedicated financial aid counselors. Although they are campus-based, every counselor is available to assist students at any point in the process.

If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund, and that, if the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the money not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.

The department staff is available to help students by email and telephone, and they offer a live webinar session each term. Regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. Eastern to 8:00 p.m. Pacific, Monday through Friday, and Saturday as posted each term. If students are unable to meet during regular office hours, after-hours appointments are available by request.

In addition to reviewing eligibility for one of the USAHS scholarships, students are encouraged to explore financial assistance programs available from health care providers who employ therapists or scholarships available for graduate education.

USAHS is approved to participate in the Federal Title IV Stafford Direct Loan, Direct (Grad) Plus Loan, and Federal Work Study programs. USAHS complies with the requirement for consumer information to be disclosed to the student pursuant to the applicable federal and state financial aid programs (34 CFR 668) and follows the disclosure requirements of Section 485(f) of the HEA (Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics).

Federal and Private loan options are available to cover education expenses for students who meet the eligibility guidelines set by the lenders and who maintain eligibility and enrollment requirements including the satisfactory academic policy of USAHS

Direct Unsubsidized Loans (also known as Stafford Loans or Direct Stafford Loans): This is a federal loan that accrues interest while students are in school. The interest payments may be deferred for 6 months after graduation. Students may obtain up to $20,500 a year from the Stafford Loan. The current interest rate is 6.60% fixed with a 1.069% loan fee. Loans originated on or after October 1, 2018, and before October 1, 2019, will have a 1.062% disbursement fee. Students are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for this loan. Visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/ for more information.

Direct PLUS Loans: These are federal loans that graduate or professional degree students may use to help pay education expenses not covered by other financial aid through the U.S. Department of Education. The current interest rate is 7.00% fixed with a 4.276% loan fee. Loans originated on or after October 1, 2018, and before October 1, 2019, will have a 4.248 % disbursement fee.  Learn more at Federal Student Aid.

Federal Work Study programs: The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides part-time employment to students attending USAHS who need the earnings to help meet their costs of postsecondary education and encourages students receiving FWS assistance to participate in community service activities. This program allows students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning their work-study funds. Federal Work-Study positions are available in areas such as health care, education, literacy, wellness center, and tutors. Positions and requirements are posted on the MyUSA portal.

Private Alternative Loans: Private financial institutions offer a variety of financial products to help graduate students fund their education. Visit ELMSelect to learn more about private lending options and download the Private Education Loan Self-Certification Form.

USAHS does not have a preferred lender arrangement and the ELM website link provides a comprehensive listing of lenders that have made loans to the institution’s students within the past 5 years. A student/borrower can choose to use any lender, including a lender not listed.

Veteran’s Benefits

St. Augustine, Florida, Campus – The first professional Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy degree programs are approved by the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs for the training of veterans and other eligible persons. Questions regarding benefits, enrollment certification, etc., should be directed to the certifying officer in the Financial Aid Office on the St. Augustine, Florida, campus.

San Marcos, California, Campus – The first professional Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy degree programs are approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education.  Questions regarding benefits, enrollment certification, etc., should be directed to the certifying officer in the Financial Aid Office on the San Marcos, California, campus.

Austin, Texas, Campus – The first professional Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy degree programs are approved by the Texas Veteran Commission for the training of veterans and other eligible persons. Questions regarding benefits, enrollment certification, etc., should be directed to the certifying officer on the Austin, Texas, campus.

Miami, Florida, Campus – The first professional Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy degree programs are approved by the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs for the training of veterans and other eligible persons. Questions regarding benefits, enrollment certification, etc., should be directed to the certifying officer in the Financial Aid Office on the Miami, Florida, campus.

Post Professional Programs - The post-professional Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Health Science, and Doctor of Education degree programs are approved by the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs for the training of veterans and other eligible persons. Questions regarding benefits, enrollment certification, etc., should be directed to the certifying officer in the Financial Aid Office on the St. Augustine, Florida, campus.

Campus-based first Professional campuses participate in the Yellow-Ribbon program for eligible Veterans.

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is pleased to continue participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program for the Campus-based first Professional campus degree programs. Yellow Ribbon is a scholarship designed to help students supplement the tuition and fees cost that exceeds the amount allotted in the Post 9/11 GI Bill® yearly cap, the program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis up to:

  • San Marcos, California Campus: 8 - Graduate students at $5,000.00 and 4 - Graduate students at $2,500.00
  • St. Augustine, Florida Campus: 8 - Graduate students at $5,000.00 and 4 - Graduate students at $2,500.00
  • Austin, Texas Campus: 8 - Graduate students at $5,000.00 and 4 - Graduate students at $2,500.00 
  • Miami, Florida Campus: 8 - Graduate students at $5,000.00 and 4 - Graduate students at $2,500.00

The recipients of Yellow Ribbon can receive up to $10,000 (up to $5,000 from USAHS and up to $5,000 to be matched by the VA) for tuition and fees per academic year.

For questions regarding eligibility, yellow ribbon benefits, and the application process, contract to the certifying officer on the respective campus.

-Information below added 07/10/2019

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), USAHS adopts the following additional provisions for any students using the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.  USAHS will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
  • Provide a written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies 

Disbursements

Before any funds are disbursed students must read important disclosure information regarding their loan(s). The Disclosure Statement provides information about the Direct Unsubsidized Loan that the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences plans to disburse (payout) by crediting the student’s school account, paying the student directly, or both. There is also a Plain Language Disclosure that will explain the terms of the student loan(s). Both disclosures are available at www.studentloans.gov. Students keep a copy of all disclosures for their records.

Students receiving federal student loans need to have all admission documentation cleared before a disbursement request to the Department of Education will be made on behalf of the student for Federal Loans.

Cost of Living Disbursements: If the students’ lender pays student tuition and fees for the term in full, any remaining loan funds will be refunded to the student within 10 days from when USAHS received the loan from the lender. Although USAHS has 14 days to get a refund to students, we understand the need to pay living expenses and will do our utmost for students to receive any remaining loan funds in 10 days.

It is recommended, at the beginning of each term, to make plans to cover living expenses for at least the first 3 weeks without reliance on loans. Loans do not begin disbursing until a week after classes start.

USAHS utilizes Bank Mobile to process student refunds, and they will contact students by email when refunds are available. All students are encouraged to enroll in one of the methods to receive refunds made by the school.

Students should contact the bursar with any questions they may have and enrollment information.

Other Financial Assistance Information

All information submitted for securing a federal student loan will be submitted to the National Student Loan Database (NSLDS) and accessible by authorized agencies, lenders, and institutions. The student-loan borrower is responsible for knowing the total amount of federal loans borrowed. A summary of an individual’s federal loan debt is available via the NSLDS website (www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/).

The University will cooperate completely with all agencies responsible for the collection of loans to preserve the integrity of the loan process for the benefit of future students.

Educational costs of attending the institution are included on each program page under the cost of attendance.

Student and Parent Privacy Rights: In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the undersigned student hereby permits the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences to disclose the information specified below to the following individuals(s) or agency(ies). The student authorizing the release of his or her educational records must sign and present the release form to the appropriate office with a photo ID to verify the authenticity of this release.

Student Withdrawal Procedures and Return of Title IV Funds Requirements: The law specifies how USAHS must determine the amount of Federal loan / Title IV program assistance that students earn if they withdraw from school. When students withdraw during a payment period or period of enrollment, the amount of Title IV program assistance that is earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula. If students received more assistance than earned, the excess funds must be returned by the school and/or the student. This amount of assistance a student has earned is determined on a prorated basis. Please see the withdraw and refund section of the catalog or website for more information about the refunds of institutional charges.

The financial aid website is located at http://www.usa.edu/p53-248-Financial-Aid-Information.aspx, and various forms and procedures are located on the MyUSA portal.

USAHS Scholarship Programs

Entry Level

The University of St. Augustine offers two types of scholarships to all new students enrolling in the entry-level programs (full-time DPT, MOT, OTD, Flex MOT and Flex DPT) on the San Marcos, St. Augustine, Austin and Miami campuses: Outstanding Academic Achievement and Leadership Scholarship, and Community Service. University of St. Augustine scholarships are used toward tuition and fees only. Information on each of the scholarships follows:

Scholarship Application Deadline Dates

  • February 15th – Summer term
  • June 15th – Fall term
  • October 15th – Spring term

Only students admitted within one week of the above deadline (or after for the same term) are eligible to submit a scholarship application for the possible award to start in their second term of the program.

Outstanding Academic Achievement and Leadership Scholarship*

The University awards these scholarships in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and leadership potential. The top applicant that meets the criteria from each of the -four full-time, campus-based, entry-level programs - occupational therapy, and physical therapy, will receive a $6,000 (per academic year) scholarship. The remaining recipients will receive a $2,000 (per academic year) award. The top applicant that meets the criteria from the Flex and MOT DPT program will receive $4,500 (per academic year), and an additional recipient will receive $1,500 (per academic year). The top applicant that meets the criteria from the MS-Speech Language Pathology program will receive $3,000 (per academic year), and an additional recipient will receive $1,250 (per academic year).

Scholarships are awarded to the entering students who best meet the following criteria:

  • Preferred minimum GRE score (verbal and quantitative sections combined) of 300 (latest GRE version), alternatively a minimum of 3.5 GPA on program prerequisites.
  • A one-page essay on “My Leadership Experiences,” please include your name and student ID at the top of the essay and be sure to entitle your essay:  My Leadership Experiences. 
  • A review of a curriculum vitae or resume that showcases leadership roles held

To retain Outstanding Academic Achievement and Leadership scholarship, a recipient must:

  • Remain a full-time student in the applicable degree program. Scholarships are not transferable to another University degree program.
  • Remain enrolled each trimester in all courses in the established curricular pathway for the applicable program. Withdrawing from a course(s) would remove a student from the established curricular pathway causing him/her to be ineligible for the scholarship for the subsequent trimester.
  • Retain a 3.5 GPA with USAHS at the end of each trimester; this will be monitored by the Scholarship organizer.

If a recipient does not meet any of these requirements, he/she will be ineligible for the scholarship award for the subsequent trimester. The scholarship would be reinstated the following term if the student again meets the requirement.


Community Service Scholarships

The University awards these scholarships in recognition of dedicated students who help others, and who are regularly involved in volunteer work, possess an extensive service background and a demonstrated interest in future service. The top applicant from each of the -four full-time, campus-based, entry-level programs – occupational therapy, and physical therapy - will receive a $4,000 (per academic year) scholarship. The other recipients, one from each program, will receive a $2,000.00 (per academic year) award. The top applicant that meets the criteria from the Flex DPT and MOT programs will receive $3,000 (per academic year), and an additional recipient will receive $1,500 (per academic year). The top applicant that meets the criteria from the MS-Speech Language Pathology program will receive $2,250 (per academic year), and an additional recipient will receive $750 (per academic year).

Scholarships are awarded to the entering students who best meet the following criteria:

  • Preferred minimum GRE score (verbal and quantitative sections combined) 298 (latest GRE version), alternatively a minimum of 3.0 GPA on program prerequisites.
  • A one/two-page essay that describes the volunteer work you did and the impact it had on you and your community, including in the essay how you plan to continue these activities as a healthcare practitioner. Please include your name and student ID at the top of the essay and be sure to entitle your essay:   “My Community Service Contributions” and include the name and address of the organization(s) included in the essay.
  • A review of a curriculum vitae or resume that showcases the co-curricular activities held.

To retain Community Service scholarship, a recipient must:

  • Remain a full-time student in the applicable degree program. Scholarships are not transferable to another University degree program.
  • Remain enrolled each trimester in all courses in the established curricular pathway for the applicable program. Withdrawing from a course(s) would remove a student from the established curricular pathway causing him/her to be ineligible for the scholarship for the subsequent trimester.
  • Submit to the scholarship committee before the end of the award year a summary of volunteer work you participated in for that year and the impact on the community. 

If a recipient does not meet any of these requirements, he/she will be ineligible for the scholarship award for the subsequent trimester. The scholarship would be reinstated the following term if the student again meets the requirement.

Post-Professional Programs - updated 8/28/018

USAHS provides several types of tuition reductions to all new students enrolling in the post-professional programs. For 2018, the following discounts are available

  • Doctor of Education (EdD) – 25% tuition reduction for all students
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA) and Master of Health Science (MHS) – Qualified applicants who enroll for Fall, 2018, are eligible for a $1,000 Early Application Award
  • Master of Science in Nursing– The “President’s Fund for Advancement of Nurses” is a 50% tuition reduction for all students who apply by August 31 for Fall 2018
  •  DNP– 100% tuition reduction for students who enroll for Fall 2018

Additional details and updated information may be found on the specific program page on the website.