2017-2018 Catalog 
    
    Oct 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Information



Tuition and Fees

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

 Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

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

  Tuition ($12,797 per trimester × 6) $76.782.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 6) $960.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

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

  Tuition ($14,656 per trimester × 6) $87,939.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 6) $960.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

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

  Tuition ($13,477.50 per trimester × 6) $80,865.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 6) $960.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

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

Tuition ($13,447.50 per trimester × 6)      $80,865.00
Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition)      $500.00
Books ($600 per trimester × 6)      $3,600.00
Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 6)      $960.00
Student activity fee      $20.00
Associated school expenses       $1,000.00
Graduation fee      $100.00

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 and fees are as follows:

  Tuition ($12,694 per trimester × 8) $101,552.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books  $4,200.00
  Campus Access fee  $1,120.00
  Student Activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,167.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

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

  Tuition ($12,694 per trimester × 8) $101,552.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books  $4,200.00
  Campus Access fee  $480.00
  Student Activity fee (one time) $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,167.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

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

  Tuition ($14,197.13 per trimester × 8) $113,577.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books  $4,200.00
  Campus access fee  $1,120.00
  Student activity fee 20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,167.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

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

  Tuition ($12,694 per trimester × 8) $101,552.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books  $4,200.00
  Campus access fee  $1,120.00
  Student activity fee 20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,167.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

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

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

  Tuition ($12,693.90 per trimester × 10) $126,939.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books  $6,000.00
  Campus access fee  $1,600.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,200.00
  Graduation fee $200.00

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

  Tuition ($14,197.40 per trimester × 10) $141,974.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books  $6,000.00
  Campus access fee  $1,600.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,200.00
  Graduation fee $200.00

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

  Tuition ($12,693.90 per trimester × 10) $126,939.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books   $6,000.00
  Campus access fee   $1,600.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,200.00
  Graduation fee $200.00

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

Flexible Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

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

  Tuition ($7,473.42 per trimester × 12) $89,681.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($350 per trimester × 12) $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($85 per trimester × 12) $1,020.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

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

  Tuition ($8,802.08 per trimester × 12) $105,625.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($350 per trimester × 12) $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($85 per trimester × 12) $1,020.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

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

  Tuition ($8,063.17 per trimester × 12) $96,758.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($350 per trimester × 12) $4,200.00
  Campus access fee ($85 per trimester × 12) $1,020.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

Flexible Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

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

  Tuition ($8,364 per trimester × 9) $75,276.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00
  Books ($400 per trimester × 9) $3,600.00
  Campus access fee ($85 per trimester × 9) $765.00
  Student activity fee $20.00
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00
  Graduation fee $100.00

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

Tuition ($8,651 per trimester × 9)      $77,859.00
Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition)      $500.00
Books ($300 per trimester × 9)      $2,000.00
Campus access fee ($85 per trimester × 9)       $765.00
Student activity fee      $20.00
Associated school expenses      $1,000.00
Graduation fee      $100.00

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

Tuition ($8,481.33 per trimester × 9)      $76,332.00
Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition)      $500.00
Books ($300 per trimester × 9)      $2,700.00
Campus access fee ($85 per trimester × 9)      $765.00
Student activity fee      $20.00
Associated school expenses      $1,000.00
Graduation fee      $100.00

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

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

  Tuition ($12, 224 per trimester × 8) $99,560.00
  Tuition deposit (subtracted from first trimester tuition) $500.00  
  Books ($300 per trimester × 8) $2,400.00  
  Campus access fee ($160 per trimester × 8) $1,280.00
  Student activity fee $20.00  
  Associated school expenses $1,000.00  
  Graduation Fee $100.00  

Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar will be $607/credit hour. For the bachelor’s degree student it is a 60 credit hour program, for the master’s degree student it is a 35 credit hour program, and for the USAHS master’s degree graduate it is a 30 credit hour program.

  Tuition - 30 credit hour program approximately $18,210.00
  Tuition - 35 credit hour program approximately $21,245.00
  Tuition - 60 credit hour program approximately $36,420.00
  Books $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($1,000 per year) $2,000.00–$5,000.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement $100.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Tuition for all courses will be $607/credit hour and clinical integration courses will bear a per credit-hour charge of $225. For the bachelor’s degree student it is a 60 credit hour program and for the master’s degree student it is a 24 credit hour program.

  Tuition - 24 credit hour program approximately $14,568.00
  Tuition - 60 credit hour program approximately $36,420.00
  Books $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($1,000 per year) $2,000.00–$4,000.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement $100.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Tuition for all courses is $695/credit hour.

  Tuition - 36 credit hour program approximately $25.000.00
  Books and associated school expenses $800.00
  Technology fee  $1,020.00
  Lab fee (only if registered in ATP 7255 course) $200.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement 100.00
      Optional custom regalia estimate $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

 

Master of Health Science (MHS)

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar is $556/credit hour.

  Tuition - 36 credit hour program approximately $20.000.00
  Books $500.00
  Technology fee ($1,000 per year) $2,000.00
  Lab fee (only if registered in ATP 7255 course) $200.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement 100.00
      Optional custom regalia estimate $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Tuition for all courses is $694/credit hour.

  Tuition - 36 credit hour program approximately $24,000.00
  Books $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($1,000 per year) $2,000.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement $100.00
         
    If not attending commencement $25.00

Doctor Nursing Practice (DNP)

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar is $900/credit hour. For the bachelor’s degree student completing the Nurse Executive or Nurse Informaticist specialization, it is a 64 credit-hour program. For the master’s degree student it is a 42–52 credit-hour program.

  Tuition 42–52 credit hour program approximately $37,800.00–$46,800.00
  Tuition 64 credit hour program approximately $57,600.00
  Books $1,000.00
  Technology fee (BSN to DNP) $3,400.00
  Technology fee (MSN to DNP) $2,338.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement $100.00
      Optional custom regalia estimate $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar is $761.25/credit hour.

  Tuition - 60 credit hour program approximately $45,675.00
  Books $1,000.00
  Technology fee ($1,000 per year) $4,000.00
  Graduation fee  
    If attending commencement $100.00
      Optional custom regalia estimate $650.00
    If not attending commencement $25.00

Payment

The University accepts MasterCard and Visa payments, personal checks, bank drafts, and cash. Many full-time students secure student loans through a financial assistance loan program.

Refund Policy

Tuition Refund Policy for First Professional Programs

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy

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

Notice of Cancellation

Students must notify the University in writing of cancellation. 

$500 Deposit Refund Policy for First Professional Programs

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

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

Tuition Refund Policy for First Professional Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuition Refund Policy for Transitional and Post-Professional Programs

Student’s Right to Cancel

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

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy for Post-Professional Programs

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

Notice of Cancellation for Post-Professional Programs

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

Tuition Refund Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Iowa National Guard or Reserve Forces Only

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

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

Tuition Refund Policy for First Professional Programs for Iowa Residents

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy for First Professional Programs

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

Notice of Cancellation for First Professional Programs

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

Tuition Refund Policy for First Professional Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Student’s Right to Cancel Post-Professional Programs

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

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy for Post-Professional Programs

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

Notice of Cancellation for Post-Professional Programs

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

Tuition Refund Policy for Post-Professional Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Continuing Education Seminar Fee Refund Policy

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

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

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

Tuition Refund Policy for Maryland Residents

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

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

Student Tuition Recovery Fund—California

California law requires that the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education assess each institution in relation to the cost of tuition for students. These fees support the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF), a special fund established by the California legislature to reimburse students who are California residents who might otherwise experience a financial loss as a result of untimely school closure. Each student will pay a Student Tuition Recovery Fund assessment each term. Student Tuition Recovery Fund fees shall be collected from all California campus students at the rate of zero cents ($.0) per thousand dollars of tuition charged rounded to the nearest thousand dollars. These fees are collected as part of the campus access fee.

You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF if all of the following applies to you:

  1. You are a student in an educational program who is a California resident or is enrolled in a residency program and you prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans.
    And
  2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program, or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:

  1. You are not a California resident or you are not enrolled in a residency program.
    Or
  2. Your total charges are paid by a third party such as an employer, government program, or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

The purpose of the STRF is to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
  2. The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
  3. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
  4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
  5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.

Financial Assistance Programs

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

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. Eastern to 8:00 p.m. Pacific, Monday through Friday, and Saturday as posted each term. If students are unable to meet during regular office hours, after-hours appointments are available by request.

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

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

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

 

Direct Unsubsidized Loans (also known as Stafford Loans or Direct Stafford Loans): This is a federal loan that accrues interest while students are in school. The interest payments may be deferred for 6 months after graduation. Students may obtain up to $20,500 a year from the Stafford Loan. The current interest rate is 6.00% fixed with a 1.069% loan fee. Students are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for this loan. Visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/ for more information.

Direct PLUS Loans: These are federal loans that graduate or professional degree students may use to help pay education expenses not covered by other financial aid through the U.S. Department of Education. The current interest rate is 7.00% fixed with a 4.276% loan fee. Learn more at Federal Student Aid.

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

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

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

Veteran’s Benefits

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disbursements

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other Financial Assistance Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scholarship Program

Entry Level

The University of St. Augustine provides two types of scholarships to new students enrolling in the entry-level, campus-based DPT, MOT, OTD, Flex DPT and Flex MOT programs. The two types of scholarships awarded are the Outstanding Academic Achievement and Leadership Scholarship and the Financial Need Scholarship. University of St. Augustine scholarships are utilized for tuition and other related academic fees only. A student must submit a completed scholarship application by the appropriate deadline and meet the minimum criteria for the applicable scholarship to be considered.

Outstanding Academic Achievement and Leadership Scholarship

The University awards these scholarships in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and leadership potential. The top applicant that meets the criteria from each of the campus- based, entry-level programs will receive a $6,000 (per academic year) scholarship. The remaining recipients, one from each program, will receive a $2,000 (per academic year) award. The top applicants that meet the criteria from the Flex DPT and Flex MOT programs will receive $4,500 (per academic year) and an additional recipient in each of the Flex categories will receive $1,500 (per academic year).

Outstanding Academic Achievement and Leadership scholarships are awarded to the entering students who best meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA on program prerequisites
  • A one-page essay on “My Leadership Experiences”
  • A review of a curriculum vitae or resume showcasing leadership roles held
  • Minimum 294/1000 on the GRE (verbal and quantitative sections scores combined)

 

Financial Need Scholarship

The University awards these scholarships based on financial need. The top applicant from each of the campus-based, entry-level programs will receive a $4,000 (per academic year) scholarship. The other recipients, one from each program, will receive a $2,000 (per academic year) award. The top applicants that meet the criteria from the Flex DPT and Flex MOT programs will receive $3,000 (per academic year), and an additional recipient in each of the Flex categories will receive $1,500 (per academic year).

Scholarship Application Deadline Dates

  • February 15–Summer Term
  • June 15–Fall Term
  • October 15–Spring Term

Completed University Scholarship Application’s and other required documents are to be submitted as one PDF attachment in an email and sent to scholarships@usa.edu.

Post-Professional Programs

USAHS provides several types of discounts to all new students enrolling in the post-professional programs, and updated details may be found on the specific program page on the website.