Sep 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog/Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Catalog/Handbook

Financial Information



Tuition, Fees, and Cost of Attendance

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) publishes an official schedule of tuition, fees, and cost of attendance 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 and must be paid by the start of classes. 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 53/56 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($12,800 per trimester × 5) $64,000.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & School Expenses $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 5) $500.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($7,166.67 per trimester x 5) $35,833.33
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 5) $5,038.33
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 5) $10,421.67

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

Dallas, Texas Campus: The full-time MS-SLP program is 5 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 53/56 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($12,800 per trimester × 5) $64,000.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & School Expenses $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 5) $500.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($7,166.67 per trimester x 5) $35,833.33
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 5) $5,038.33
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 5) $10,421.67

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

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, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($14,022 per trimester × 6) $84,133.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 6) $960.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($6,333.33 per trimester × 6) $38,000.00
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester × 6) $6,046.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester × 6) $12,506.00

*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.

 

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 ($15,249 per trimester × 6) $91,492.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 6) $960.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($9,450 per trimester × 6) $56,700.00
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester × 6) $6,046.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester × 6) $12,506.00

*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, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($14,022 per trimester × 6) $84,133.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 6) $600.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($7,166.67 per trimester x 6) $43,000.00
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 6) $6,046.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 6) $12,506.00

*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.

 

Miami, Florida, 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 ($14,022 per trimester × 6)                        $84,133.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition)  $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($600 per trimester × 6)  $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($60 per trimester × 6)  $360.00
  Student activity fee  $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included)  $100.00
  Room & Board ($9,188 per trimester x 6) $55,128.00
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 6) $6,046.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 6) $12,506.00

*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.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

St. Augustine, Florida, Campus: The fulltime 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 ($13,207 per trimester × 8) $105,656.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($525 per trimester x 8) $4,200.00
  Campus Access fee ($160 per trimester × 8)  $1,280.00
  Student Activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($6,333.33 per trimester x 8) $50,666.67
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 8) $8,061.33
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 8) $16,674.67

*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.

 

Miami, Florida, 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 ($13,207 per trimester × 8) $105,656.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses  ($525 per trimester x 8) $4,200.00
  Campus Access fee ($160 per trimester × 8) $1,280.00
  Student Activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($9,188 per trimester x 8) $73,504.00
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 8) $8,061.33
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 8) $16,674.67

*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.

 

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 ($14,770.75 per trimester × 8) $118,166.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($525 per trimester x 8) $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 8) $1,280.00
  Student activity fee 20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board  ($9,450 per trimester x 8) $75,600.00
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 8) $8,061.33
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 8) $16,674.67

*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, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($13,207 per trimester × 8) $105,656.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($525 per trimester x 8) $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 8) $1,280.00
  Student activity fee 20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($7,166.67 per trimester x 8) $57,333.33
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 8) $8,061.33
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 8) $16,674.67

*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.

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

*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, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($7,775.42 per trimester × 12) $93,305.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($350 per trimester × 12) $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 12) $1,200.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($6,333.33 per trimester x 12) $76,000.00
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 12) $12,092.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 12) $25,012.00

*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.

 

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 ($9,157.75 per trimester × 12) $109,893.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($350 per trimester × 12) $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 12) $1,200.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($9,450 per trimester x 12) $113,400.00
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 12) $12,092.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 12) $25,012.00

*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, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($8,389 per trimester × 12) $100,668.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($350 per trimester × 12) $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 12) $1,200.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($7,166.67 per trimester x 12) $86,000.00
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 12) $12,092.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 12) $25,012.00

*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.

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, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($8,824.00 per trimester × 9) $79,417.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($400 per trimester × 9) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 9) $900.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($6,333.33 per trimester x 9) $57,000.00
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 9) $9,069.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 9) $18,759.00

*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 9 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($8,824.00 per trimester × 9)                         $79,417.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($400 per trimester × 9) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 9) $900.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($7,166.67 per trimester x 9) $64,500.00
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 9) $9,069.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 9) $18,759.00

*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.

 

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

  Tuition ($8,824.00 per trimester × 9)                         $79,417.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition)  $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($400 per trimester × 9) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 9) $900.00
  Student activity fee  $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included)  $100.00
  Room & Board ($9,188 per trimester x 9) $82,692.00
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 9) $9,069.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 9) $18,759.00

*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.

 

San Marcos, California, Campus: The program is 9 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($9,455.00 per trimester × 9)                         $85,095.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition)  $500.00
  Books & Associated Expenses ($400 per trimester × 9) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 9) $900.00
  Student activity fee  $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included)  $100.00
  Room & Board ($9,450 per trimester x 9) $85,050.00
  Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 9) $9,069.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 9) $18,759.00

*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.

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 ($12,948 per trimester x 8)                             $103,584.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books & Associated School Expenses ($525 per trimester x 8) $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester x 8) $1,280.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board ($6,333.33 per trimester x 8) $50,666.67
  Transportation  ($1,007.67 per trimester x 8) $8,061.33
  Personal Expenses & Health ($2,084.33 per trimester x 8) $18,674.637

*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.

 

San Marcos, California 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 ($12,948 per trimester × 8) $103,584.00
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 (Regalia not included) $100.00
Room & Board ($9,450 per trimester x 8) $75,600.00
Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 8) $8, 061.33
Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 8) $16,674.67

*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, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows*:

Tuition ($12,948 per trimester × 8) $103,584.00
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 (Regalia not included) $100.00
Room & Board ($7,166.67 per trimester x 8) $57,333.33
Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 8) $8,061.33
Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 8) $16,674.67

*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.

 

Miami, 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 ($12,948 per trimester x 8) $103,584.00
Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
Books & Associated School Expenses ($525 per trimester x 8) $4,200.00
Campus access fee ($160 per trimester x 8) $1,280.00
Student activity fee $20.00
Graduation Fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
Room & Board ($9,188 per trimester x 8) $73,504.00
Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 8) $8,061.33
Personal expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 8) $16,674.67

*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.

 

Dallas, Texas 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 ($12,948 per trimester x 8) $103,584.00
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 (Regalia not included) $100.00
Room & Board ($8,500 per trimester x 8) $68,000.00
Transportation ($1,007.67 per trimester x 8) $8,061.33
Personal Expenses & Health Insurance  ($2,084.33 per trimester x 8) $16,674.67

*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.

Flexible Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

San Marcos, California Campus: The program is 12 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 117 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows*:

  Tuition ($8,175 per trimester x 12) $98,101.00
  Tuition Deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books and Associated School Expenses ($350 per trimester x 12) $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($100 per trimester x 12) $1,200.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Graduation fee (Regalia not included) $100.00
  Room & Board  ($9,450 per trimester x 12) $113,400.00
  Transportation  ($1,007.67 per trimester x 12) $12,092.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance  ($2,084.33 per trimester x 12) $25,012.00

*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.

 

Dallas, Texas Campus: The program is 12 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 117 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows*:

Tuition ($8,175 per trimester x 12) $98,101.00
Tuition Deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
Books & Associated School Expenses ($350 per trimester × 12) $4,200.00
Campus access fee ($100 per trimester × 12) $1,200.00
Student activity fee $8,500 per trimester x 12) $20.00
Graduation Fee (Regalia not included)  $100.00
Room & Board $8,500 per trimester x 12) $102,000.00
Transportation  ($1,007.67 per trimester x 12) $12,092.00
Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,084.33 per trimester x 12) $25,012.00

*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.

Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (PPOTD)*

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar will be $669/credit hour (based on track). 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 $19,389.00
  Tuition - 35 credit hour program approximately $23,401.00
  Tuition - 60 credit hour program approximately $30,495.00
  Books & Associated School Expenses $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($1,002 per year) $3,340.00-$5,010.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement (Regalia not included) $100.00
    Optional custom regalia (estimate) $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00
  Room & Board  ($4,933.33 per trimester)                $48,840.00 - $74,000.00
  Transportation  ($951.67 per trimester) $9,421.50 - $14,275.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance  ($2,013.33 per trimester) $19,932.00 - $30,200.00

*Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT)*

Tuition for required and elective courses will be $724/credit hour and courses within a certification (and for which seminar fees are charged separately) will bear a per credit hour charge of $260.00. Price does not include seminar fee (ranges from $495 - $795 per seminar) or travel to seminars. Clinical integration coursework for the bachelor’s degree student is comprised of a series of 5 courses (totaling 38 credits) that cost $200  per 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 $17,381.00
  Tuition - 60 credit hour program approximately $12,311.00 - $15,392.00
  Books & Associated School Expenses $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($1,002 per year) $2,672.00–$5,010.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement (Regalia not included) $100.00
    Optional custom regalia (estimate) $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00
  Room & Board  ($4,933.33 per trimester)              $39,960.00 - $74,000.00
  Transportation  ($951.67 per trimester) $7,708.50 - $14,275.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,013.33 per trimester) $16,308.00 - $30,200.00

*Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

Master of Health Administration (MHA)*

Tuition for all courses is $703/credit hour.

  Tuition - 37 credit hour program approximately $26,010.00
  Books and Associated School Expenses $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($1002 per year) $2004.00
  Lab fee (only if registered in ATP 7255 course) $200.00
  Graduation fee  
       If attending commencement (Regalia not included)   100.00
        If not attending commencement   $25.00
  Room & Board  ($4,933.33 per trimester)                $29,600.00
  Transportation  ($951.67 per trimester) $5,710.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,013.33 per trimester) $12,080.00

*Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

Master of Health Science (MHS)*

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar is $578/credit hour.

  Tuition - 36 credit hour program approximately $20,808.00
  Books & Associated School Expenses $1,000.00
  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 (Regalia not included $100.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00
  Room & Board ($4,933.33 per trimester)     $29,600.00
  Transportation ($951.67 per trimester) $5,710.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,013.33 per trimester) $12,080.00

*Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), non-FNP specializations*

Tuition for all courses is $694/credit hour.

  Tuition - 36 credit hour program approximately $25,000.00
  Books & Associated School Expenses $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($334 per term) $2,004.00
  Comprehensive Background Check (includes criminal background check, drug screen and fingerprint report) $130.00
  Health & Safety Requirements $500.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement (Regalia not included) $100.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00
  Room & Board ($4,933 per trimester) $29,600.00
  Transportation ($951.67 per trimester) $5,710.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,013.33 per trimester) $12,080.00

*Students might incur additional costs for their program, including, but not limited to, costs associated with intensives, practica, and/or optional immersions. Further, cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), FNP specialization*

Tuition for all courses is $768/credit hour

  Tuition - 50 credit hour program approximately $38,400.00
  Books & Associated School Expenses $2,000.00
  Health Assessment Kit $550.00
  Technology fee ($334 per term) $2,672.00
  Comprehensive Background Check (includes criminal background check, drug screen and fingerprint report) $130.00
  Health & Safety Requirements $500.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement (Regalia not included) $100.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00
  Room & Board ($4,933 per trimester) $39,446.67
  Transportation ($951.67 per trimester) $7,613.33
  Personal expenses & Health Insurance ($2,013.33 per trimester) $16,103.67

 *Students might incur additional costs for their program, including, but not limited to, costs associated with intensives, practica, and/or optional immersions. Further, cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

Doctor Nursing Practice (DNP), non-FNP specializations*

Tuition for all courses is $768/credit hour

  Tuition - 42 - 52 credit hour program approximately $37,800.00 - $46,800.00
  Tuition - 64 credit hour program approximately $57,600.00
  Books & Associated School Expenses $1,000.00
  Technology fee (BSN to DNP) $3,340.00
  Technology fee (MSN to DNP) $2,338.00
  Comprehensive Background Check (includes criminal background check, drug screen and fingerprint report) $130.00
  Health & Safety Requirements $500.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement (Regalia not included) $100.00
    Optional custom regalia estimate $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00
  Room & Board ($4,933 per trimester) $34,553.33 - $49,333.33
  Transportation ($951.67 per trimester) $6,661.67 - $9,516.67
  Personal expenses & Health Insurance ($2,013.33 per trimester) $14,093.33 - $20,133.33

*Students might incur additional costs for their program, including, but not limited to, costs associated with intensives, practica, and/or optional immersions. Further, cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS..

Doctor Nursing Practice (DNP), FNP specialization*

Tuition for all courses is $918/credit hour.

  Tuition - 71 credit hour program approximately $65,178.00
  Books & Associated School Expenses $2,000.00
  Health Assessment Kit $550.00
  Technology fee $4,008.00
  Comprehensive Background Check (includes criminal background check, drug screen and fingerprint report) $130.00
  Health & Safety Requirements $500.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement (Regalia not included) $100.00
    Optional custom regalia estimate   $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00
  Room & Board ($4,933 per trimester) $59,200.00
  Transportation ($951.67 per trimester) $11,420.00 
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,013.33 per trimester) $24,160.00 

*Students might incur additional costs for their program, including, but not limited to, costs associated with intensives, practica, and/or optional immersions. Further, cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

Doctor of Education (EdD)*

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar is $792/credit hour.

  Tuition - 60 credit hour program approximately $47,521.00
  Books $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($1,002 per year) $5,010.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement (Regalia not included) $100.00
    Optional custom regalia estimate   $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00
  Room & Board ($4,933 per trimester) $74,000.00
  Transportation ($951.67 per trimester) $14,275.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,013.33 per trimester) $30,200.00

*Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

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 (Regalia not included) $100.00
    Optional custom regalia estimate   $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

* This program is not currently accepting new students.

Post Graduate Nursing Certificates, non-FNP specializations*

Tuition for all courses is $694/credit hour.

  Tuition - 17 credit hour program approximately $11,798.00
  Books & Associated School Expenses $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($334 per term) $1,002.00
  Comprehensive Background Check (includes criminal background check, drug screen and fingerprint report) $130.00
  Health & Safety Requirements $500.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement (Regalia not included) $100.00
    If not attending commencement   $25.00
  Room & Board ($4,933 per trimester) $14,800.00
  Transportation ($951.67 per trimester) $2,855.00
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,013.33 per trimester) $6,040.00

*Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

Post Graduate Nursing Certificates, FNP specialization*

Tuition for all courses is $ 768/credit hour.

  Tuition - 31 credit hour program approximately $23,808.00
  Books & Associated School Expenses $2,550.00
  Technology fee ($334 per term) $1,670.00
  Comprehensive Background Check (includes criminal background check, drug screen and fingerprint report) $130.00
  Health & Safety Requirements $500.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement (Regalia not included) $100.00
    If not attending commencement   $25.00
  Room & Board ($4,933 per trimester) $24,666.67
  Transportation ($951.67 per trimester) $4,768.33
  Personal Expenses & Health Insurance ($2,013.33 per trimester) $10,066.67

*Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.

USAHS Student Payment Policy

Students must either pay tuition and applicable fees or have other financial arrangements in place by the term start.  Students who intend to receive financial aid but have not completed the loan application or renewal process must pay tuition by the scheduled due date. Students who anticipate difficulty adhering to these deadlines should contact the bursar’s office immediately.

After the start of a term, students who have an unpaid balance may have a hold placed on their account at the sole discretion of USAHS unless covered by Financial Aid.  A bursar hold prevents a student from registering for any future term until the outstanding balance is paid; the hold does not remove the student from current classes.  If a student with a bursar hold has withdrawn and then seeks readmission to the university, the hold must be satisfied prior to readmission. Once the outstanding balance is paid, the hold can be removed by contacting the bursar’s office.  Students failing to pay tuition greater than $500 within 60 calendar days into the semester may be dismissed.  Methods of payment include all approved payment arrangements, payment plans, guaranteed financial aid, and third-party sponsorship.

Accepted Methods of Payment

  • Cash is not accepted.
  • Credit Card:  Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express. 
    • Online payment preferred. 
  • Check/Money Order
    • Made payable to University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
    • Reference Student ID number on the check. 
    • Note: there is a $30 returned check fee should the bank not honor the check.

To make an online payment: 

  1. Go to MyUSA and log in. 
  2. Go to Student Services then Bursar. 
  3. Go to Make a Payment. 
  4. Select My Account Balances. 
  5. Click on the dollar amount next to Accounts Receivable (and campus), even if it shows zero. 
  6. Next select Make payment at the bottom.  Enter the dollar amount of the payment xxx.xx (no dollar sign or comma) in the Accounts Receivable space and click submit. 
  7. Students do not have to pay what shows in the account balance, they may pay more or less. 
  8. An Accounts Receivable balance with a negative sign in front of it simply means the student has a credit balance from a tuition deposit. 
  9. Students will still click on the balance and then enter the payment amount after clicking make payment. 
  10. Follow credit card instructions. 
  11. Once the payment processes, students will receive a confirmation email. 

Late Payment Fee

Payments received at the campus Bursar’s office after the first week of the term are subject to a 10% late fee.

Financial Dismissal

Financial dismissal effectively withdraws a student from the university. Students who have been financially dismissed and want to be reinstated in the same term must contact the bursar and arrange for payment immediately.  Students who have been financially dismissed and are not reinstated during the same term must apply for readmission before re-entering the program, as well as paying off the previous balance. 

CashNet Tuition Payment Plan information

No interest payment plan, the loan amount can include Tuition, fees, and cost of attendance.  There is a one-time $55 application fee per contract.  Campus-based and post-professional students may use the payment plan but it is not available to Non-Degree students. 

CashNet offers:

4 Pay Plan – 4 equal monthly payments.  The minimum dollar amount is $2,000.00, the maximum amount is $4,999.99.

8 Pay Plan – 8 equal monthly payments.  The minimum dollar amount is $5,000.00, the maximum amount is $7,999.99.

12 Pay Plan – 12 equal monthly payments.  The minimum dollar amount is $8,000.00; no maximum but must be paid off in 12 months.

Fall trimester payment plans should be in place no later than September 1. Fall trimester plans open August 5, 2019, and closes on September 9, 2019. Payment plans are not available for the Fall term after September 9, 2019.

Spring trimester payment plans should be in place no later than January 1. Spring trimester plans open December 9, 2019, and closes on January 24, 2020. Payment plans are not available for the Spring term after January 24, 2020​.

Summer trimester plans should be in place no later than May 1. Summer trimester plans open April 6, 2020, and closes on May 22, 2020. Payment plans are not available for the Summer term after May 22, 2020.

No matter how many contracts are set up, all must be paid off before graduation.  Students will make equal monthly payments to CashNet (according to the length of the payment plan selected).  Cash Net will then forward the payment to the University each month, usually a month in arrears. 

Once a payment plan contract is set up, please notify the Business Office Bursar of the payment plan and the dollar amount so it can be verified and noted on the account.  The Bursar can be reached at [email protected].

For more information, students can contact the CashNet customer care line for students at 800-556-6884 or 800-635-0120 or visit the website at https://commerce.cashnet.com/paymentportal

Refund Policy

Tuition Refund Policy for MOT, OTD, DPT, MS-SLP Programs

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy

USAHS’s 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 MOT, OTD, DPT, MS-SLP 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 will be returned to the student. The University retains $100 as an admissions fee.

Tuition Refund Policy for MOT, OTD, DPT, MS-SLP Programs

USAHS has an established add/drop period that is the first week (7 days) of each trimester. All tuition, fees, and cost of attendance will be refunded to students or to student loans if the student withdraws 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 PPOTD, tDPT, MHA, MHS, EdD, MSN, DNP, Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate 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 PPOTD, tDPT, MHA, MHS, EdD, MSN, DNP, Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs

USAHS’s 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 PPOTD, tDPT, MHA, MHS, EdD, MSN, DNP, Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate 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

USAHS has an established add/drop period that is the 1st week (7 days) of each trimester. 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. Refunds for 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 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 and 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, fees, and cost of attendance 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 MOT, OTD, DPT, MS-SLP Programs for Iowa Residents

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy for MOT, OTD, DPT, MS-SLP Programs

USAHS’s 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 MOT, OTD, DPT, MS-SLP 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 MOT, OTD, DPT, MS-SLP Programs

USAHS has an established add/drop period that is the first week (7 days) of each trimester. All tuition, fees, and cost of attendance 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 withdraw 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 and 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 PPOTD, tDPT, MHA, MHS, EdD, MSN, DNP, Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Program for Iowa Residents

Student’s Right to Cancel PPOTD, tDPT, MHA, MHS, EdD, MSN, DNP 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 PPOTD, tDPT, MHA, MHS, EdD, MSN, DNP, Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs

USAHS’s 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 PPOTD, tDPT, MHA, MHS, EdD, MSN, DNP, Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate 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 PPOTD, tDPT, MHA, MHS, EdD, MSN, DNP, Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs

USAHS has an established add/drop period that is the 1st week (7 days) of each trimester. All tuition, fees, and cost of attendance 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. Refunds for 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 withdraw 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 and 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 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 Trimester 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

Wisconsin Students Notice of Cancellation  (All programs)

Students residing in Wisconsin have the right to cancel enrollment for a program until midnight of the third business day after all parties have signed the enrollment agreement. USAHS provides the Wisconsin Notice of Cancellation Form with the enrollment agreement.  All students residing in Wisconsin who utilize the cancellation privilege will receive a full refund within 10 business days.  Once the 3 business-day period has passed, USAHS complies with, meets, or exceeds all further requirements of the State of Wisconsin’s refund policy.  Refer to USAHS Tuition Refund Policy.

Student Tuition Recovery Fund—California

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. 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.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or another 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.
  7. 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 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 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 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.

Continuing Education Seminar Fee Refund Policy

See Continuing Professional Education  

Financial Aid Office

For financial aid information, visit the Financial Aid page on the USAHS website at Financial Assistance Information. Any inquiries or requests for student information should be sent to the Department of Financial Aid Services, USAHS, 1 University Boulevard, St. Augustine, FL 32086, or email [email protected]

Financial Assistance Programs

USAHS has a number of resources to help students who qualify 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 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 are 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. to 8:00 p.m. in each time zone, 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 Plus Loan (Graduate Students), 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.   However, please note that for Accelerated Learning courses, students must enroll in and concurrently complete an “Anchor” course (i.e., course not designated with a “B” suffix) in order to be eligible for Financial Aid for the Accelerated Learning course.

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 6.08% fixed with a 1.062% loan fee. Loans originated on or after October 1, 2019, and before October 1, 2020, will have a 1.059% 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 7.08% fixed with a 4.248% loan fee. Loans originated on or after October 1, 2019, and before October 1, 2020, will have a 4.236 % disbursement fee.  Learn more at Federal Student Aid.

Federal Work-Study programs: The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) 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. FWS 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 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.

Washington State Residents

For Washington State residents seeking information and resources about student loan repayment or seeking to submit a complaint relating to your student loans or student loan servicer, please visit www.wsac.wa.gov/loan-advocacy or contact the Student Loan Advocate at [email protected].

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) - MOT, MS-SLP, DPT, OTD

The Office of Financial Aid monitors the Registrar’s reporting of academic progress at the end of every trimester (payment period).

Qualitative Requirements

Prior to the completion of 59 credits for MOT and OTD, 61 for DPT, and 36 for SLP it is expected that the student will meet the following minimum criteria:

  • At the completion of the first trimester (or 17 credit hours for MOT, OTD, and DPT) have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • At the completion of the second trimester (or 38 credit hours for MOT, OTD, and DPT) have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3
  • The University requires that all students enrolled in the professional education programs have a 2.50 GPA after the completion of the third (full‐time) trimester, or 59 credits for MOT, OTD, 61 credits for DPT, and 36 for SLP in the academic curriculum to continue in the respective program and maintain a 2.50 GPA or above for the remainder of the program.
  • If a student does not achieve this cumulative GPA he or shewill be placed on Financial Aid warning and may be dismissed from the program by the Registrar. Other reasons for dismissal include:
  • An F is received in any course
  • Two grades of D are received
  • A student receiving a failing grade during fieldwork or internship (See the Clinical Education Handbook)


Quantitative Requirements

  • Complete at least 75% of all credits attempted each trimester

In addition to requirements set forth above by the University’s Academic Policy, the Office of Financial Aid enforces a maximum time frame for the receipt of federal financial aid as listed in the table below:

 

Program Format

Maximum Time Frame to

Receive Federal Financial Aid

Doctor of Physical Therapy - (students beginnng 1/1/17 or later) 12 terms
Doctor of Physical Therapy - (students beginning before 1/1/17) 11 terms
Flex Doctor of Physical Therapy 18 terms
Doctor of Occupational Therapy 12 terms
Master of Occupational Therapy 9 terms
Flex Master of Occupational Therapy 14 terms
Flex Doctor of Occupational Therapy 18 terms
Dual Full-Time Master of Occupational Therapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy 15 terms
Master of Speech-Language Pathology 8 terms

At each term’s financial aid SAP review, the Office of Financial Aid will monitor the student’s earned credits in relation to the number of terms remaining toward the maximum time frame. Students will be
placed on warning if in jeopardy of not completing within the maximum time frame to receive federal aid.


Financial Aid Warning ‐ Any one of the listed events will result in the student being placed on warning status. Students who are below the minimum cumulative GPA, have not met other grade related requirements for the program, exceed the term completion rate, and/or are in jeopardy of not completing within
the maximum time are placed on financial aid warning for one term. Students receive written notification to their university e‐mail account if they are placed on financial aid warning status. If the student is not in compliance after one term of financial aid warning, federal financial aid eligibility is terminated. The student is given the option to appeal to financial aid to determine if the student is eligible to receive financial aid for a period of one term of probation or for more terms while on an academic plan.

Students may regain eligibility for federal financial aid once all minimum academic standards are met. 

A student is ineligible for federal financial aid when it becomes mathematically impossible to complete the program within the maximum timeframe established by the school. Students may appeal if federal aid is terminated due to this condition.


These additional policies will apply:

  • A minimum financial aid GPA is cumulative for the current program of study.
  • Financial aid attempted and completed credits are for the current program attempted at USAHS.
  • The following grades adversely impact the measure of student pace toward the maximum time frame: I (incomplete), F (fail), U (unsatisfactory), W (withdrawal).
  • Repeated courses: For course repetitions, only the most recent grade is counted in the cumulative GPA and the most recent credits are counted in the completed credits; course repetitions adversely affect the pace of a student’s program completion.
  • Incompletes: Incomplete grades at the time of SAP evaluation adversely impact the pace of the program completion, but not the GPA. The final grade of the incomplete course is factored into the student’s SAP calculations at the time of the next formal evaluation.
  • Withdrawals: When a student withdraws from a course, it has no effect on the GPA for the end of that term; however it will be factored into the student’s Pace and Timeframe
  • Leave of Absence: Periods of Official Leave of Absence are counted toward the maximum time frame and adversely affects the pace of a student’s program completion
  • Students must meet both the GPA and pace requirements within the defined maximum timeframe.
  • Transfer credits are included in the earned and attempted credits but not calculated in the USAHS GPA.
  • Financial aid attempted credits include all registered courses with the exception of courses dropped before the start of the term or during the drop period.
  • For course repetitions, only the most recent grade is counted in the cumulative GPA and the most recent credits are counted in the completed credits
  • The maximum timeframe will be reset for students completing a second or further degree at USAHS or changing from a non-degree-seeking to degree‐seeking status.
  • The maximum timeframe for students who change programs without earning a degree is cumulative for all programs attempted and is measured against the maximum timeframe for the current program.
  • The maximum timeframe excludes courses that are dropped before the start of the term or during the drop period.
  • Financial aid progress requirements include all terms of enrollment, including periods in which the student did not receive federal aid.
  • Courses that adversely impact financial aid academic progress cannot be removed from the academic transcript.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy - MHA, MHS, MSN, DNP, EdD, tDPT, PPOTD

The Office of Financial Aid monitors the Registrar’s reporting of academic progress at the end of every trimester (payment period).

Qualitative Requirements 

Students in the Post‐Professional programs must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and not earn a grade below a C to be considered in good standing. Students who receive a grade of F in any course or receive a grade below C when retaking a course are dismissed from the University.

Quantitative Requirements 

The University requires students to complete the program within a maximum timeframe and students who do not maintain a pace of at least 9 credits per year are dismissed from the University.

Students who fall below academic requirements are placed on academic probation by the University with an academic plan by the Academic Studies Progression Committee.

The Office of Financial Aid monitors the students’ pace towards the maximum timeframe established by the university by comparing the credits earned to the maximum time remaining. Note that students are dismissed if they do not complete at least 9 credits per year but completing 9 credits may not necessarily put them on a pace to graduate within the maximum timeframe. Additional credits per trimester/year may be needed to be back on pace.

At each term’s financial aid SAP review, the Office of Financial Aid will monitor the student’s earned credits in relation to the number of terms remaining toward the maximum time frame. Students will be placed on warning if in jeopardy of not completing within the maximum time frame to receive federal aid.

Financial Aid Warning 

Any one of the listed events will result in the student being placed on warning status. Students who are below the minimum cumulative GPA or other grade-related requirements for the program, exceed the term completion rate, and/or are in jeopardy of not completing within the maximum time are placed on financial aid warning for one term. Students receive written notification to their University email account if they are placed on financial aid warning status.  If the student is not in compliance after one term of financial aid warning, federal financial aid eligibility is terminated. The student is given the option to appeal to financial aid to determine if the student is eligible to receive financial aid for a period of one term of probation or for more terms while on an academic plan that has been determined by the Academic Studies Progression Committee.

Students may regain eligibility for federal financial aid once all minimum academic standards are met. 

A student is ineligible for federal financial aid when it becomes mathematically impossible to complete the program within the maximum timeframe established by the school. Students may appeal if federal aid is terminated due to this condition.

These additional policies will apply:

  • A minimum financial aid GPA is cumulative for the current program of study.
  • Financial aid attempted and completed credits are for the current program attempted at USAHS.
  • The following grades adversely impact the measure of student pace toward the maximum time frame: I (incomplete), F (fail), U (unsatisfactory), W (withdrawal).
  • For course repetitions, only the most recent grade is counted in the cumulative GPA, and the most recent credits are counted in the completed credits; course repetitions adversely affect the pace of a student’s program completion.
  • Incompletes: Incomplete grades at the time of SAP evaluation adversely impact the pace of the program completion but not the GPA. The final grade of the incomplete course is factored into the student’s SAP calculations at the time of the next formal evaluation.
  • Withdrawals: When a student withdraws from a course, it has no effect on the GPA for the end of that term; however, it will be factored into the student’s pace and timeframe.
  • Leave of Absence: Periods of Official Leave of Absence are counted toward the maximum time frame and adversely affects the pace of a student’s program completion.
  • Students must meet both the GPA and pace requirements within the defined maximum timeframe.
  • Transfer credits are included in the earned and attempted credits but not calculated in the USAHS GPA.
  • Financial aid attempted credits include all registered courses with the exception of courses dropped before the start of the term or during the drop period.
  • For course repetitions, only the most recent grade is counted in the cumulative GPA and the most recent credits are counted in the completed credits
  • The maximum timeframe will be reset for students completing a second or further degree at USAHS or changing from a non‐degree-seeking to degree‐seeking status.
  • The maximum timeframe for students who change programs without earning a degree is cumulative for all programs attempted and is measured against the maximum timeframe for the current program.
  • The maximum timeframe excludes courses that are dropped before the start of the term or during the drop period.
  • Financial aid progress requirements include all terms of enrollment, including periods in which the student did not receive federal aid.
  • Courses that adversely impact financial aid academic progress cannot be removed from the academic transcript.

Right to Appeal

Occasionally, a student’s academic progress may be impacted by unusual circumstances that are beyond the student’s control. A student may appeal for an extension of financial aid after a period of financial aid warning if the student successfully completes the warning term and if the student can document that unexpected, unusual, and temporary circumstances affected the student’s ability to progress at the required rate. Examples of such mitigating circumstances are a death in the immediate family, illness, or other significant life change.

Students may appeal to the Office of Financial Aid no later than 15 calendar days following the end of the financial aid warning period.

Students who wish to appeal must complete the Financial Aid Academic Progress Appeal form and provide the Office of Financial Aid with supporting documentation for review. Failure to provide supporting documentation will result in an automatic denial. If the appeal is accepted, the student must meet the requirements outlined in the written approval of the appeal.

A pre‐existing condition (a condition or illness that a student had before beginning any USAHS program) is not cause for appeal unless there was an unexpected change in that condition.

Students may not use the same circumstances in a subsequent appeal, although a student may submit an appeal for a future period of difficulty for different mitigating circumstances. Courses that adversely impact financial aid academic progress cannot be removed from the student’s academic transcript.

SAP decisions by the Office of Financial Aid are final.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal

Satisfactory academic progress requirements for the receipt of federal aid are separate and distinct from the university’s academic progress requirements. By submitting an appeal, students are acknowledging that they have been on financial aid warning or probation and/or have reached the maximum academic time frame for the receipt of federal aid, according to the University Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards.

Financial Aid Verification Policy

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, USAHS is required to verify the accuracy of financial aid application information for selected students. Since USAHS does not offer undergraduate programs, the school is not required to perform full verification for students who are receiving unsubsidized Direct Loan funds and/or Direct PLUS Loan funds. However, students applying for Federal Work-Study (FWS), who are selected by the Department of Education for verification, are required to submit additional information prior to receiving FWS funds.  This information may include but is not limited to IRS tax return transcripts, W-2s, official proof of High School Completion Status, identification documents, and a signed Statement of Educational Purpose.

Graduate students selected for verification by the Department of Education who are assigned to the V4 or V5 verification tracking group are required to submit official proof of their High School Completion Status, identification documents, and a signed Statement of Educational Purpose.   

If a student is selected for verification as an FWS recipient, the documents that he or she will need to submit to the Office of Financial Aid will be scheduled on the myFinAid page. If a student is required to submit his or her tax information, he or she is required to submit an official IRS Tax Return Transcript. Students can obtain an IRS Tax Return Transcript, free of charge, by (1) ordering a transcript online at www.irs.gov and clicking Get a Transcript ONLINE; (2) ordering a transcript online at www.irs.gov and clicking Get Transcript by MAIL; (3) calling 1-800-908-9946; or (4) filling out IRS Form 4506T- EZ and submitting it to the IRS.

Once the required documents are received in the Office of Financial Aid, the normal processing time is 10 business days. Participation in the verification process is not optional. If students do not complete the verification process by the end of the enrollment period, they will not be able to receive federal financial assistance for that award year.

Students will be notified by email if, as a result of completing the verification process, their expected family contribution (EFC) changes and results in a change to their award amount.

A student whose FAFSA information is selected for verification by the Department of Education must complete the verification process before the Office of Financial Aid can make any changes to their cost of attendance (COA) or to the values of the data items required to calculate their (EFC).

Please be aware that if students intentionally misreport information and/or alter documentation for the purpose of increasing aid eligibility or fraudulently obtaining federal funds, they will be reported to the U.S. Department of Education Office of the Inspector General or to local law enforcement officials.

Veteran’s Benefits

The degree programs listed under each campus are approved by the State Approving Office for the training of veterans and other eligible persons for the programs offered on that campus. The list below reflects programs approved for the 2018-2019 academic year. Questions regarding benefits, enrollment certification, and the like, should be directed to the certifying officer in the Financial Aid Office on the respective campus.

San Marcos, California, Campus

Master of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Austin, Texas, Campus

Master of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology - blended learning format

Miami, Florida, Campus

Master of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy

St. Augustine, Florida, Campus

Master of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Post-Professional Programs*

Master of Health Science
Master of Health Administration
Master of Science in Nursing
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Education
Doctor of Health Science
Doctor of Nursing Practice

*Programs approved by the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs

St. Augustine, Florida, Campus: The First Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational 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, and the like, 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, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, and Master of Occupational Therapy degree programs are approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education.  Questions regarding benefits, enrollment certification, and the like, 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, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree programs are approved by the Texas Veteran Commission for the training of veterans and other eligible persons. Questions regarding benefits, enrollment certification, and the like, should be directed to the certifying officer on the Austin, Texas, campus.

Miami, Florida, Campus: The First Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational 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, and the like, 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, Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Health Science, Doctor of Education, Master of Health Administration, Master of Health Science, Master of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees and the Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate programs are approved by the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs for training of veterans and other eligible persons. Questions regarding benefits, enrollment certification, and the like, 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.

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, fees, and cost of attendance costs that exceed 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 the following limitations. 

  • 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, fees, and cost of attendance per academic year.

For questions regarding eligibility, Yellow Ribbon benefits, and the application process, contact the certifying officer on the respective campus.

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 (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 USAHS 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 should 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 U.S. 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, fees, and cost of attendance 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 is required to return refunds to students within 14 days, the University understands the need to pay living expenses and will do its utmost for students to receive any remaining loan funds within 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 available from Bank Mobile to receive refunds made by the school.

Students should contact the Bursar with any questions they may have and for further 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 (https://nslds.ed.gov/nslds/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), students may permit USAHS to disclose financial information to specified individuals(s) or agency(ies). The student authorizing the release of his or her educational records must sign and present a release form to the appropriate office with a photo ID to verify the authenticity of the release.

Student Withdrawal 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 Refund Policy section of the Catalog/Handbook or website for more information about the refunds of institutional charges. The financial aid website is located at https://www.usa.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/ and various forms and procedures are located on the MyUSA portal.

USAHS Scholarship Programs

Entry Level

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

Scholarship Application Deadline Dates

  • ​Fall trimester
    • July 10, 2019 
    • August 15, 2019 (if admitted July 5, 2019, or later and unable to apply before the first deadline)
  • Spring trimester
    • November 1, 2019 
    • December 1, 2019 (If admitted October 25, 2019, or later and unable to apply before the first deadline)
  • Summer trimester
    • March 1, 2020 
    • April 15, 2020 (If admitted February 23, 2020, or later and unable to apply before the first deadline)

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 St. Augustine, Florida; Miami, Florida; Austin, Texas; or San Marcos, California in either occupational therapy or 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). 

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.” Applicants should include their name and student ID at the top of the essay and be sure to entitle their essay:  “My Leadership Experiences.”
  • A review of a curriculum vitae or resume that showcases leadership roles held.
To retain the Outstanding Academic Achievement and Leadership Scholarship, a recipient must meet the following criteria:
  • 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) will remove a student from the established curricular pathway causing him or her to be ineligible for the scholarship for the subsequent trimester.
  • Retain a 3.5 GPA at the end of each trimester; this will be monitored by the scholarship organizer.

If a recipient does not meet one or more of these requirements, he or she will be ineligible for the scholarship award for the subsequent trimester. The scholarship will 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 are regularly involved in volunteer work, and who possess an extensive service background and a demonstrated interest in future service. The top applicant from each of the 4 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-SLP 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), or alternatively a minimum of 3.0 GPA on program prerequisites.
  • A 1 to 2-page essay that describes the volunteer work the applicant did and the impact it had on him or her and his or her community, including in the essay how the applicant plans to continue these activities as a healthcare practitioner. Applicants should include their name and student ID at the top of the essay and be sure to entitle the essay “My Community Service Contributions” and include the name and address of the organization(s) discussed 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 meet the following criteria:
  • 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) will remove a student from the established curricular pathway causing him or her to be ineligible for the scholarship for the subsequent trimester.
  • Submit a summary of volunteer work the recipient participated in for that year and the impact on the community to the scholarship committee before the end of the award year. 

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

Post-Professional Programs

USAHS provides several types of tuition reductions to all new students enrolling in the Post-Professional programs. For 2019-2020, the following discounts are available

  • Doctor of Education (EdD): A 25% tuition reduction is in place for all students.
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA) and Master of Health Science (MHS): Qualified applicants who enroll for Fall 2019 are eligible for a $1,000 Early Application Award.
  • Master of Science in Nursing: See the program webpage for information on Tuition Reduction.
  •  DNP: See the program webpage for information on Tuition Reduction.

Additional details and updated information may be found on the specific program page at www.usa.edu.

Student Loans

The University is concerned about the financial well-being of its students. Program cost details and financial counseling is available through the Financial Aid department and on the website under each academic program listing. The University strongly recommends student counseling prior to applying for loans. The purpose of this counseling is to speak about financial management principles and how best to utilize loan options for students.