May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog/Handbook (Summer Update) 
    
2023-2024 Catalog/Handbook (Summer Update)

Financial Information


Tuition, Fees, and Cost of Attendance

USAHS publishes an official schedule of tuition, fees, and cost of attendance for each college of the University. Tuition and fees are charged each trimester based on the number of credit hours in which the student is registered, and payment is due at the start of the trimester. Any changes to registration may affect the tuition and fees that a student incurs for a given trimester. All coursework attempted is subject to tuition and fees. Students who take a leave of absence, withdraw from coursework, or withdraw from the program, thereby extending the number of trimesters required to complete the program, will incur tuition and fees for course repeats and additional trimesters of study and should plan for those additional expenses.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each academic year. Tuition increases generally become effective in September at the start of a new academic year (September through August) and are announced prior to the start of the effective trimester. Because tuition and fees within each college vary, students should carefully study the charges that apply to them as set forth below.

Some or all instruction and/or other academic activities for all or part of the 2023–2024 academic year may be delivered fully online. Tuition and mandatory fees are set regardless of the method of instruction and are not refunded in the event that instruction and/or other academic activities occur fully online for any part of the academic year.

San Marcos Campus

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The residential MOT program is six trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($16,177 per trimester × 6) $97,065.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 6) $3,300.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $250.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($5,193–$10,300 per trimester × 6) $31,160.00–$61,800.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 6) $6,366.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 6) $7,182.00
Estimated student loan fees4 ($657 per trimester × 6) $3,945.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Flexible Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The program is nine trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($9,606 per trimester × 9) $86,456.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($400 per trimester × 9) $3,600.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 9) $4,950.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $230.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($5,193–$10,300 per trimester × 9) $46,739.00–$92,700.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 9) $9,549.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $10,773.00
Estimated student loan fees($509 per trimester × 9) $4,577.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The program is eight trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 117 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($13,736 per trimester × 8) $109,893.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($525 per trimester × 8) $4,200.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 8) $4,400.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $285.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($5,193–$10,300 per trimester × 8) $41,546.00–$82,400.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 8) $8,488.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 8) $9,576.00
Estimated student loan fees4 ($602 per trimester × 8) $4,817.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The residential DPT program is eight trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 131 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 Students Enrolled
prior to 5/2021
New/Reinstated Students Enrolled
as of 9/2021
Tuition (enrolled 5/2021 and prior: $15,746 per trimester × 8) (enrolled 9/2021 and after: $16,052 per trimester × 8)  $125,971.00 $128,418.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00 $100.00
Books and school expenses ($525 per trimester × 8) $4,200.00 $4,200.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 8) $4,400.00 $4,400.00
Student activity fee $20.00 $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $327.50 $332.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00 $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00 $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($5,193–$10,300 per trimester × 8) $41,546.00–$82,400.00 $41,546.00–$82,400.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 8) $8,488.00 $8,488.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 8) $9,576.00 $9,576.00
Estimated student loan fees4 ($646 per trimester × 8) $5,171.00 $5,225.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Flexible Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

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

Tuition and Fees1 Current Students Enrolled
prior to 5/2021
New/Reinstated Students
Enrolled as of 9/2021
Tuition (enrolled May 2021 and prior: $9,763 per trimester × 12) (enrolled September 2021 and after: $9,952 per trimester × 8) $117,152.00 $119,427.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00 $100.00
Books and school expenses ($350 per trimester × 12) $4,200.00 $4,200.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 12) $6,600.00 $6,600.00
Student activity fee $20.00 $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022)  $310.00 $315.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00 $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00 $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($5,193–$10,300 per trimester × 12) $62,319.00–$123,600.00 $62,319.00–$123,600.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 12) $12,732.00 $12,732.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 12) $14,364.00 $14,364.00
Estimated student loan fees($515 per trimester × 12) $6,130.00 $6,180.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

St. Augustine Campus

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The residential MOT program is six trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($14,876 per trimester × 6) $89,257.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 6) $3,300.00
Student activity fee $20.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses
Housing and food ($3,443–$6,829 per trimester × 6) $20,657.00–$40,974.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 6) $6,366.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 6) $7,182.00
Estimated student loan fees($552 per trimester × 6) $3,315.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Flexible Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The program is nine trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($9,361 per trimester × 9) $84,254.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($400 per trimester × 9) $3,600.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 9) $4,950.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $222.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses4
Housing and food ($3,443–$6,829.00 per trimester × 9) $30,985.00–$61,461.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 9) $9,549.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 9) $10,773.00
Estimated student loan fees($427 per trimester × 9) $3,841.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
4Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
5Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The program is eight trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 117 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($13,737 per trimester × 8) $109,893.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($525 per trimester × 8) $4,200.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 8) $4,400.00
Student activity fee $20.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses
Housing and food ($3,443–$6,829 per trimester × 8) $27,543.00–$54,632.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 8) $8,488.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197) $9,576.00
Estimated student loan fees($526 per trimester × 8) $4,206.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The residential DPT program is eight trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 131 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($14,011 per trimester × 8) $112,091.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($525 per trimester × 8) $4,200.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 8)  $4,400.00
Student activity fee $20.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses
Housing and food ($3,443–$6,829 per trimester × 8) $27,543.00–$54,632.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 8) $8,488.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 8) $9,576.00
Estimated student loan fees($532 per trimester × 8) $4,255.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Flexible Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

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

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($8,249 per trimester × 12) $98,989.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($350 per trimester × 12) $4,200.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 12) $6,600.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $265.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses4
Housing and food ($3,443–$6,829 per trimester × 12) $41,314.00–$81,948.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 12) $12,732.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 12) $14,364.00
Estimated student loan fees($401 per trimester × 12) $4,814.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
4Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
5Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Miami Campus

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The residential MOT program is six trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($14,876 per trimester × 6) $89,257.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 6) $3,300.00
Student activity fee $20.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses
Housing and food ($4,875–$9,670 per trimester × 6) $29,253.00–$58,020.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 6) $6,366.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 6) $7,182.00
Estimated student loan fees($615 per trimester × 6) $3,690.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Flexible Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The program is nine trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($9,361 per trimester × 9) $84,254.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($400 per trimester × 9) $3,600.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 9) $4,950.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $222.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses4
Housing and food ($4,875–$9,670 per trimester × 9) $43,879.00–$87,030.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 9) $9,549.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 9) $10,773.00
Estimated student loan fees($489 per trimester × 9) $4,403.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
4Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
5Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Hybrid Immersion Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The hybrid immersion MOT program is six trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($14,876 per trimester × 6) $89,257.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 6) $3,300.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses4
Housing and food ($4,875–$9,670 per trimester × 6) $29,250.00–$58,020.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 6) $6,366.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 6) $7,182.00
Estimated student loan fees($510–$615 per trimester × 6) $3,057.00–$3,690.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
4Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
5Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The program is eight trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 117 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1

Current Students
Enrolled prior to
Summer 2022

New/Reinstated Students Enrolled
as of Summer 2022
Tuition2 (enrolled prior to Summer 2022: $11,157 per trimester × 8) (enrolled Summer 2022 and after: $13,736 per trimester × 8) $89,257.00 $109,893.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00 $100.00
Books and school expenses ($525 per trimester × 8) $4,200.00 $4,200.00
Program fee3 ($550 per trimester × 8) $4,400.00 $4,400.00
Student activity fee $20.00 $20.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00 $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses4
Housing and food ($4,875–$9,670 per trimester × 8) $39,004.00–$77,360.00 $39,004.00–$77,360.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 8) $8,488.00 $8,488.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 8) $9,576.00 $9,576.00
Estimated student loan fees5 ($532 or $588 per trimester × 8)  $4,252.00 $4,706.00
1Students may 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.
2Tuition discounts totaling $20,636.00 are offered to eligible students who first enrolled as of Summer 2022 term. Tuition discount to be applied to Terms 7 and 8. Students must be continuously enrolled; excludes students who do not complete this program in eight trimesters.
3Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
4Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
5Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The residential DPT program is eight trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 131 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($14,011 per trimester × 8) $112,091.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($525 per trimester × 8) $4,200.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 8) $4,400.00
Student Activity fee $20.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($4,875–$9,670 per trimester × 8) $39,004.00–$77,360.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 8) $8,488.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 8) $9,576.00
Estimated student loan fees($594 per trimester × 8) $4,755.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Austin Campus

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

The MS-SLP program is five trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 55/58 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($13,987 per trimester × 5) $69,935.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($720 per trimester × 5) $3,600.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 5) $2,750.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $182.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses4
Housing and food ($4,307–$8,541 per trimester × 5) $21,533.00–$42,705.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 5) $5,305.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 5) $5,985.00
Estimated student loan fees($573 per trimester × 5) $2,866.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
4Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
5Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The residential MOT program is six trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($14,876 per trimester × 6) $89,257.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 6) $3,300.00
Student activity fee $20.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($4,307–$8,541 per trimester × 6) $25,840.00–$51,246.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 6) $6,366.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 6) $7,182.00
Estimated student loan fees($590 per trimester × 6) $3,541.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Flexible Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The program is nine trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($9,361 per trimester × 9) $84,254.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($400 per trimester × 9) $3,600.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 9) $4,950.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $222.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses4
Housing and food ($4,307–$8,541 per trimester × 9) $38,759.00–$76,869.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 9) $9,549.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197  per trimester × 9) $10,773.00
Estimated student loan fees($464 per trimester × 9)  $4,180.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
4Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
5Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The program is eight trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 117 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($13,736 per trimester × 8) $109,893.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($525 per trimester × 8) $4,200.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 8) $4,400.00
Student activity fee $20.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($4,307–$8,541 per trimester × 8) $34,453.00–$68,328.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 8) $8,488.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 8) $9,576.00
Estimated student loan fees($563 per trimester × 8) $4,507.00
1Students may 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. 
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The residential DPT program is eight trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 131 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($14,011 per trimester × 8) $112,091.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($525 per trimester × 8) $4,200.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 8) $4,400.00
Student activity fee $20.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($4,307–$8,541 per trimester × 8) $34,453.00–$68,328.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 8) $8,488.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 8) $9,576.00
Estimated student loan fees($569 per trimester × 8)  $4,556.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Flexible Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

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

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($8,900 per trimester × 12) $106,800.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($350 per trimester × 12) $4,200.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 12) $6,600.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $285.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses4
Housing and food ($4,307–$8,541 per trimester × 12) $51,679.00–$102,492.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 12) $12,732.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 12) $14,364.00
Estimated student loan fees($453 per trimester × 12) $5,438.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
4Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
5Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Dallas Campus

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

The MS-SLP program is five trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 55/58 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($13,987 per trimester × 5) $69,935.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($720 per trimester × 5) $3,600.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 5) $2,750.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $182.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses4
Housing and food ($4,599–$9,122 per trimester × 5) $22,994.00–$45,610.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 5) $5,305.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 5) $5,985.00
Estimated student loan fees($586 per trimester × 5) $2,930.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
4Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
5Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Hybrid Immersion Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The hybrid immersion MOT program is six trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 93 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($14,876 per trimester × 6) $89,257.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($600 per trimester × 6) $3,600.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 6) $3,300.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $187.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund3 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses4
Housing and food ($4,599–$9,122 per trimester × 6) $27,593.00–$54,732.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 6) $6,366.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 6) $7,182.00
Estimated student loan fees($603 per trimester × 6) $3,618.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
4Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
5Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The program is eight trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 117 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($13,736 per trimester × 8) $109,893.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($525 per trimester × 8) $4,200.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 8) $4,400.00
Student activity fee $20.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($4,599–$9,122 per trimester × 8) $36,791.00–$72,976.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 8) $8,488.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 8) $9,576.00
Estimated student loan fees($576 per trimester × 8) $4,610.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Flexible Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The Flex OTD (11 term) program is 11 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 117 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition2 ($9,640 per trimester × 11) $106,049.00
Tuition Deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($381 per trimester × 11) $4,191.00
Program fee3 ($550 per trimester × 11) $6,050.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund4 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $282.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund4 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses5
Housing and food ($4,599–$9,122 per trimester × 11) $50,587.00–$100,342.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 11) $11,671.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 11) $13,167.00
Estimated student loan fees($483 per trimester × 11) $5,312.00
1Students may 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.
2Tuition discounts totaling $20,636.00 are offered to eligible students who first enrolled as of Summer 2022 term. Tuition discount to be applied to Terms 10 and 11. Students must be continuously enrolled; excludes students who do not complete this program in 11 trimesters.
3Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
4Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
5Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
6Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Flexible Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The Flex OTD (12 term) program is 12 trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 117 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 Current Students Enrolled
prior to Spring 2022
Tuition2 ($7,021 per trimester × 12) $84,254.00
Tuition Deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($381 per trimester × 12) $4,572.00
Program fee3 ($550 per trimester × 12) $6,600.00
Student activity fee $20.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund4 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $227.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund4 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses5
Housing and food ($4,599–$9,122 per trimester × 12) $55,186.00–$109,464.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 12) $12,732.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 12) $14,364.00
Estimated student loan fees($425 per trimester × 12) $5,104.00
1Students may 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.
2Current students enrolled in the 12-term program prior to or during the Fall 2021 term who chose to transition into the 11-term program pay the 11-term per term rate for the remainder of the program.
3Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
4Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
5Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
6Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The residential DPT program is eight trimesters in duration consisting of a minimum of 131 credit hours. Tuition, fees, and estimated cost of attendance are as follows:

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition ($14,011.38 per trimester × 8) $112,091.00
Tuition deposit (nonrefundable; subtracted from the first-trimester tuition) $100.00
Books and school expenses ($525 per trimester × 8) $4,200.00
Program fee2 ($550 per trimester × 8) $4,400.00
Student activity fee 20.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($4,599–$9,122 per trimester × 8) $36,791.00–$72,976.00
Transportation ($1,061 per trimester × 8) $8,488.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester × 8) $9,576.00
Estimated student loan fees($582 per trimester × 8) $4,658.00
1Students may 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.
2Includes fees associated with technology and software, library services, and other student services such as orientation, advising, writing center, and career services.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Distance Education Programs

Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (PPOTD)

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar is $548/credit hour for the 60-credit hour program and $730 for the 35-credit hour program. Students entering with a bachelor’s degree complete the 60-credit hour program and students entering with a master’s degree student complete the 35-credit hour program. USAHS MOT graduates may transfer 6 credit hours.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 35 credit hour program approximately  $25,573.00
Tuition – 60 credit hour program approximately $33,324.00
Books and school expenses $875.00–1,500.00
Technology fee ($1,200 per year) $2,800–$4,800
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) 35 credit hour program2 $70.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) 60 credit hour program2 $95.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) 35 or 60 credit hour program2 $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
  Optional custom regalia (estimate) $650.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $18,290.00–$62,196.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $6,965.00–$11,940.00
 Health insurance and other ($250 per trimester) $1,750.00–$3,000.00
Estimated student loan fees35 credit hour program ($233 per trimester) $1,633.00
Estimated student loan fees4 60 credit hour program ($214 per trimester) $2,569.00
1Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT)

This program is not enrolling new students.

Tuition for required and elective courses is $698/credit hour, and courses within a certification (and for which seminar fees are charged separately) bear a per credit hour charge of $283. Price does not include seminar fee ($1,415 per seminar) or travel to seminars. Clinical integration coursework for the bachelor’s degree student is comprised of a series of five courses (totaling 38 credits) that cost $200 per course. Students entering with a bachelor’s degree complete 60 credit hours and those entering with a master’s degree complete 24 credit hours.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 24 credit hour program approximately $14,677.00–$16,752.00
Tuition – 60 credit hour program approximately $14,281.00–$16,356.00
Books and school expenses $1,000.00
Technology fee ($1,200 per year) $2,800.00–$4,800.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) 24 credit hour program2 $45.00–$50.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) 60 credit hour program2 $47.50–$52.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) 24 or 60 credit hour program2 $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
  Optional custom regalia (estimate) $650.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $18,290.00–$62,196.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $6,965.00–$11,940.00
Health insurance and other ($250 per trimester) $1,750.00–$3,000.00
Estimated student loan fees 24 credit hour program($206 per trimester) $1,396.00–$1,442.00
Estimated student loan fees 60 credit hour program($182 per trimester) $2,139.00–$2,184.00
1Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

This program is not currently enrolling new students.

Tuition for all courses is $901/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 37 credit hour program approximately $33,346.00
Books and school expenses $996.00
Technology fee ($1,200 per year) $2,400.00
Lab fee (only if registered in ATP 7255 course) $200.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022)2 $90.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024)2 $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $15,677.00–$31,098.00
Transportation ($995.67 per trimester) $5,970.00
Health insurance and other ($250 per trimester) $1,500.00
Estimated student loan fees($276 per trimester) $1,657.00
1Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Master of Health Science (MHS)

This program is not currently enrolling new students.

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar is $613/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 36 credit hour program approximately $22,076.00
Books and school expenses $996.00
Technology fee ($1,200 per year) $2,400.00
Lab fee (only if registered in ATP 7255 course) $200.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022)2 $62.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024)2 $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $15,677.00–$31,098.00
Transportation ($995.67 per trimester) $5,970.00
Health insurance and other ($250 per trimester) $1,500.00
Estimated student loan fees4($235 per trimester) $1,409.00
1Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Tuition for all courses not involving a separate seminar is $865/credit hour for students starting the program in Spring 2022 term or after and $650 for current students enrolled prior to Spring 2022.

Tuition and Fees1 Current Students Enrolled prior to
Spring 2022
New Students
 as of
Spring 2022
Tuition – 60 credit hour program approximately $39,102.00 $51,926.00
Books and school expenses $1,065.00 $923.00
Technology fee ($1,350 per year) $6,750.00 $5,400.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $115.00 $142.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00 $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00 $100.00
  Optional custom regalia estimate $650.00 $650.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $39,195.00–$77,745.00 $31,356.00–$62,196.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $14,925.00 $11,940.00
Health insurance and other ($250 per trimester) $3,750.00 $3,000.00
Estimated student loan fees($210 or $248 per trimester) $3,153.00 $2,978.00
1Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Graduate Certificates

Tuition for all courses is $901/credit hour. 

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – approximately 12 credit hour program $10,815.00
Books and school expenses $996.00
Technology fee ($800 per year) $800.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $30.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–5,183 per trimester) $5,226.00–$10,366.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $1,990.00
Health insurance and other ($250 per trimester) $500.00
Estimated student loan fees($280 per trimester) $560.00
1Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

School of Nursing

RN-Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), FNP Specialization

Tuition for all courses is $839/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 59 credit hour program approximately $49,515.00
Books and school expenses $2,120.00
Technology fee ($1,350 per year) $4,500.00
Intensives and health assessment kit, if applicable $550.00
Comprehensive background check (criminal background, drug screen, fingerprints) $130.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $105.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $26,130.00–$51,830.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $9,950.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $11,970.00
Estimated student loan fees($286 per trimester) $2,870.00

1Student may 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.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.

3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

RN-Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), AGNP Specialization

Tuition for all courses is $778/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 64 credit hour program approximately $49,784.00
Books and school expenses $1,420.00
Technology fee ($1,350 per year) $4,500.00
Intensives and health assessment kit, if applicable $550.00
Comprehensive background check (criminal background, drug screen, fingerprints) $130.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $135.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $26,129.00–$51,830.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $9,950.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $11,970.00
Estimated student loan fees($285 per trimester) $2,860.00

1Student may 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.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

RN-Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), PMHNP Specialization

Tuition for all courses is $778/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 64 credit hour program approximately $49,784.00
Books and school expenses $1,100.00
Technology fee ($1,350 per year) $4,950.00
Intensives and health assessment kit, if applicable $550.00
Comprehensive background check (criminal background, drug screen, fingerprints) $130.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $137.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $28,742.00–$57,013.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $10,945.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $13,167.00
Estimated student loan fees($274 per trimester) $3,025.00

1Student may 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.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Non-NP Specializations

Tuition for all courses is $681/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 36 credit hour program approximately $24,507.00
Books and school expenses $996.00
Technology fee ($1,200 per year) $2,400.00
Comprehensive background check (criminal background, drug screen, fingerprints) $130.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $62.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $15,677.00–$31,098.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $5,970.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $7,182.00
Estimated student loan fees($265 per trimester) $1,587.00
1Student may 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.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), FNP Specialization

Tuition for all courses is $839/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 50 credit hour program approximately $41,961.00
Books and school expenses $2,544.00
Intensive and health assessment kit $550.00
Technology fee ($1,350 per year) $3,600.00
Comprehensive background check (criminal background, drug screen, fingerprints) $130.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $87.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $20,903.00–$41,464.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $7,960.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $9,576.00
Estimated student loan fees4 ($295 per trimester) $2,368.00
1Student may 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.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), PMHNP Specialization

Tuition for all courses is $778/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 55 credit hour program approximately $42,782.00
Books and school expenses $2,862.00
Intensive and health assessment kit $550.00
Technology fee ($1,350 per year) $4,050.00
Comprehensive background check (criminal background, drug screen, fingerprints) $130.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $117.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $23,516.00–$46,647.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $8,955.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $10,773.00
Estimated student loan fees4 ($284 per trimester) $2,566.00
1Student may 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.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), AGNP Specialization

Tuition for all courses is $777/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 55 credit hour program approximately $42,782.00
Books and school expenses $2,544.00
Intensive and health assessment kit $550.00
Technology fee ($1,350 per year) $3,600.00
Comprehensive background check (criminal background, drug screen, fingerprints) $130.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $115.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $20,903.00–$41,464.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $7,960.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $9,576.00
Estimated student loan fees($297 per trimester) $2,386.00
1Student may 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.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor Nursing Practice (DNP), Nurse Executive Specialization (BSN-Entry)

Tuition for all courses is $1003/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 64 credit hour program approximately $64,163.00
Books and school expenses $1,000.00
Technology fee ($1,200 per year) $4,000.00
Comprehensive background check (criminal background, drug screen, fingerprints) $130.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $137.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
   Optional custom regalia estimate $650.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $26,129.00–$51,830.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $9,950.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $11,970.00
Estimated student loan fees($314 per trimester) $3,144.00
1Student may 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.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor Nursing Practice (DNP), FNP Specialization (BSN-Entry)

Tuition for all courses is $1023/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 71 credit hour program approximately $72,606.00
Books and school expenses $2,544.00
Health assessment kit $550.00
Technology fee ($1,350 per year) $5,400.00
Comprehensive background check (criminal background, drug screen, fingerprints) $130.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $160.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
  Optional customer regalia estimate $650.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $31,355.00–$62,196.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $11,940.00 
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $14,364.00 
Estimated student loan fees4 ($310 per trimester) $3,731.00
1Student may 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.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Doctor Nursing Practice (DNP) (MSN-Entry)

Tuition for all courses is $1003/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 42–52 credit hour program approximately $42,108.00–$52,134.00
Tuition (USAHS MSN alumni tracks) – 22–30 credit hour program approximately $22,056.00–$30,077.00
Books and school expenses (42–52 credit hour program) $994.00
Books and school expenses (USAHS MSN alumni tracks) $568.00
Technology fee ($1,200 per year) (42–52 credit hour program) $2,800.00
Technology fee ($1,200 or 1,350 per year) (USAHS MSN alumni tracks) $1,600.00–$1,800.00
Comprehensive background check (criminal background, drug screen, fingerprints) $130.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) (42–52 credit hour program) $92.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) (USAHS MSN alumni tracks) $45.00–$60.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) (42–52 credit hour program and MSN alumni track) $0.00
Graduation fee for all students (regalia not included) $100.00
  Optional custom regalia estimate $650.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $18,290.00–$36,281.00
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester, USAHS MSN alumni tracks) $10,452.00–$20,732.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $6,965.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester, USAHS MSN alumni tracks) $3,980.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $8,379.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester, USAHS MSN alumni tracks) $4,788.00
Estimated student loan fees4 ($307 per trimester) $2,146.00
Estimated student loan fees4 ($297 or $340 per trimester, USAHS MSN alumni tracks) $1,186.00–$1,358.00
1Student may 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.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Post Graduate Nursing Certificates, Non-NP Specializations

Tuition for all courses is $778/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 12 credit hour program approximately $9,334.00
Books and school expenses $666.00
Technology fee ($800 per year) $800.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $25.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $5,226.00–$10,366.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $1,990.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $2,394.00
Estimated student loan fees($281 per trimester) $562.00
1Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Post Graduate Nursing Certificate, FNP Specialization

Tuition for all courses is $778/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 31 credit hour program approximately $24,113.00
Books and school expenses $1,590.00
Health assessment kit $550.00
Technology fee ($1,350 per year) $2,250.00
Comprehensive background check (criminal background, drug screen, fingerprints) $130.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $65.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $13,065.00–$25,915.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $4,975.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $5,985.00
Estimated student loan fees($285 per trimester) $1,438.00
1Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Post Graduate Nursing Certificate, PMHNP (Non-APRN/Non-NP Entry)

Tuition for all courses is $778/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 37 credit hour program approximately $28,780.00
Books and school expenses $1,908.00
Health assessment kit $550.00
Technology fee ($1,350 per year) $2,700.00
Comprehensive background check (criminal background, drug screen, fingerprints) $130.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $77.50
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $15,678.00–$31,098.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $5,970.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $7,182.00
Estimated student loan fees($285 per trimester) $1,720.00
1Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

Post Graduate Nursing Certificate, PMHNP (APRN/NP Entry)

Tuition for all courses is $778/credit hour.

Tuition and Fees1 All Students
Tuition – 28 credit hour program approximately $21,780.00
Books and school expenses $1,590.00
Health assessment kit $550.00
Technology fee ($1,350 per year) $2,250.00
Comprehensive background check (criminal background, drug screen, fingerprints) $130.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2022) $60.00
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund2 (STRF) (nonrefundable, one-time fee determined by rate as of April 1, 2024) $0.00
Estimated Living Expenses3
Housing and food ($2,613–$5,183 per trimester) $13,065.00–$25,915.00
Transportation ($995 per trimester) $4,975.00
Health insurance and other ($1,197 per trimester) $5,985.00
Estimated student loan fees($275 per trimester) $1,387.00
1Cost of living expenses are estimates and are not paid to USAHS.
2Students whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged are responsible for paying this one-time fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.
3Figures are based on the potential expenses a typical student may incur for the identified campus and program. Indirect discretionary personal expenses are provided for budgeting purposes and are only estimates. Costs vary based on whether students live off-campus or remain in their personal residence.
4Actual loan fees are calculated on an individual basis depending on the amount of loans borrowed.

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, students should contact the Bursar’s Office to have the hold removed. Students failing to pay tuition greater than $500 within 60 calendar days into the term may be dismissed. Methods of payment include CashNet Payment Plan, guaranteed financial aid, and third-party sponsorship.

Accepted Methods of Payment

  • Cash is not accepted.
  • E-check (preferred payment option)
  • Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express. 
    • There is an additional fee of 2.5% for credit card payments. 
  • Check/Money Order
    • Made payable to University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
    • Reference Student ID number on the check. 
    • There is a $30 returned check fee should the bank not honor a personal check. If a check is not honored by the bank a second time, there is an additional $30 returned check fee and additional personal checks will not be accepted.

To make online payment, students can go to the MyUSA portal, Student Services tab, Bursar page, then Make a Payment

Late Payment Fee

Any tuition and fee balance not paid in full or pending a third-party payment at the time of trimester registration may be subject to a 10% late penalty. Tuition, fees, and late penalties must be paid in full no later than the close of business on the last day of the week in which classes begin.

Financial Dismissal

Financial dismissal effectively withdraws a student from the University. Students who are financially dismissed must contact the Bursar’s Office and arrange immediate payment. Students who are financially dismissed must apply for readmission and satisfy outstanding financial obligations to the University before reentering the program.  

CashNet Tuition Payment Plan

CashNet is a no interest payment plan, and the amount can include tuition and fees. 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. All payments to CashNet must be completed prior to graduation.

CashNet offers the following payment plans:

4 Pay Plan: 4 equal monthly payments. The minimum dollar amount is $1,000.00.

8 Pay Plan: 8 equal monthly payments. The minimum dollar amount is $2,000.00.

12 Pay Plan: 12 equal monthly payments. The minimum dollar amount is $3,000.00.

Fall trimester payment plans should be in place no later than September 1. Fall trimester plans open August 5 and close October 25. Payment plans are not available for the Fall term after October 25th.

Spring trimester payment plans should be in place no later than January 1. Spring trimester plans open December 9 and close March 3. Payment plans are not available for the Spring term after March 3rd​.

Summer trimester plans should be in place no later than May 1. Summer trimester plans open April 6 and close July 3. Payment plans are not available for the Summer term after July 3rd.

No matter how many contracts are set up, all payment plans must be paid in full before graduation. Students make equal monthly payments to CashNet (according to the length of the payment plan selected). CashNet then forwards the payment to the University twice per month, usually a month in arrears. 

Once a payment plan contract is set up, please notify the Bursar’s Office of the payment plan and the dollar amount so it can be verified and noted on the account. The Bursar can be reached at bursar@usa.edu.

For more information, students can contact the CashNet customer care line for students at 800-556-6884 or 800-635-0120 or go to commerce.cashnet.com/usapay. New users must create an account to make an online payment.

Refund Policy

Tuition Refund Policy

Student’s Right to Cancel

Students may withdraw from a degree program at any time. Students wishing to withdraw from a program should first consult with their faculty advisor. Students who decide to withdraw from a program must complete the Program Withdrawal Form located on MyUSA, Student Services, Forms link and submit it to the Registrar’s Office. To withdraw from an individual seminar, contact the Continuing Education Office by phone at 904-826-0084, ext. 1400.

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy

USAHS’ 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.

Deposit Refund Policy

When notification of withdrawal from the University is submitted, the University retains the non-refundable $100 deposit in compliance with applicable state regulations according to the applicant’s state of residence.

Notice of Cancellation 

Students must notify the University in writing of the cancellation. All monies paid by an applicant other than matriculation fees (if required), books, supplies, materials, and kits that are not returnable from use are refunded if cancellation occurs within the first seven days of instruction. 

Tuition Refund Policy

USAHS has an established add/drop period that is the first week (7 days) of each trimester. All tuition and fees charged to the student’s account (other than the non-refundable deposit if required) are 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 refund 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 (minus the non-refundable deposit, if required) is refunded to the student and/or to the loan provider. For students who withdraw from all classes after day seven but before more than 60% of the term has elapsed, the University calculates the refund using a percentage formula and returns the refund to the student and/or to the loan provider. If more than 60% of the term has elapsed, there is no refund.

Withdrawing from a Course

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

Step 1: The University determines the percentage of the enrollment period the student attended before withdrawing (days attended divided by total days in the period). If more than 60%, then no refund is due.
Step 2: The University determines the amount of tuition earned by the school by multiplying the total tuition/fee charged by the percentage of time enrolled.
Step 3: The University compares 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, the University determines the amount of funds that must be returned by subtracting the amount of tuition earned by the school from the amount received by the school.
Step 4: The University distributes the calculated amount as a refund to the student or 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 before more than 60% of the term has elapsed, a portion of their tuition is returned to the lender. Please see the University’s R2T4 policy for further information.

Iowa Residents

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 Iowa Residents Enrolled prior to July 1, 2021

Student’s Right to Cancel 

Students may withdraw from a degree program at any time. Students who decide to withdraw from a program must complete the Program Withdrawal Form located on MyUSA, Student Services, Forms link and submit it to the Registrar’s Office. To withdraw from an individual seminar, contact the Continuing Education Office by phone at 904-826-0084, ext. 1400.

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy

USAHS’ 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 Refund Policy.

Notice of Cancellation

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 the first seven days of instruction. 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

USAHS has an established add/drop period that is the first week (7 days) of each trimester. All tuition, fees, and cost of attendance are refunded to the student or the student loan provider if a 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 are refunded to the student and/or to the loan provider. After day 7, for students who withdraw from all classes before 60% of the term has elapsed, the University calculates the refund using a percentage formula and returns the refund to the student and/or to the loan provider. If more than 60% of the term has elapsed, there is no refund.

Withdrawing from a Course: For students who withdraw from one or more courses, but not the program, the refund is 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 more than 60%, 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 the loan provider.

For students who reside in Iowa and who withdraw due to physical incapacity and provide official documentation that physical incapacity is the reason he or she is not able to complete the course, the student is refunded 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 is returned to the lender. Please see the University’s R2T4 policy for further information.

Tuition Refund Policy for Iowa Residents Enrolled on or after July 1, 2021

Student’s Right to Cancel

Students may withdraw from a degree program at any time. Students who decide to withdraw from a program must complete the Program Withdrawal Form located on MyUSA, Student Services, Forms link and submit it to the Registrar’s Office. To withdraw from an individual seminar, contact the Continuing Education Office by phone at 904-826-0084, ext. 1400.

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy

USAHS’ 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 Refund Policy.

Notice of Cancellation

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 14 days of instruction. 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

USAHS has an established add/drop period for Iowa residents that is the first 14 days of each trimester. All tuition and fees are refunded to students or the student loan provider if a student within the Iowa add/drop period.

If a student withdraws from the program or a course after the 14-day 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 1–14 of the trimester (add/drop period), 100% of tuition/fees are refunded to the student and/or to the loan provider. After day 14, for students who withdraw from all classes before 60% of the term has elapsed, the University calculates the refund using a percentage formula that is not less than 95% of the amount of tuition charged multiplied by the ratio of the number of calendar days remaining in the school period to the total number of calendar days in the school period, and returns the refund to the student and/or to the loan provider. If more than 60% of the term has elapsed, there is no refund.

Withdrawing from a Course: Students withdrawing from one or more courses, but not the program, 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 attended before withdrawing (days attended divided by the total days in the period). If over 60%, then no refund is due.
Step 2: Determine the amount of tuition earned by 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 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.

For students who reside in Iowa and who withdraw due to physical incapacity or, for a program that requires classroom instruction, due to the transfer of the student’s spouse’s employment to another city, and the student provides official documentation that physical incapacity or relocation for spouse’s employment is the reason he or she is not able to complete the course, the student is 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 the tuition is returned to the lender. Please see the University’s R2T4 policy for further information.

Maryland Residents

Tuition Refund Policy for Maryland Residents

For students residing in Maryland, the University complies with the state of Maryland’s refund policy. This policy supersedes 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

Missouri Residents

Missouri Students Notice of Cancellation 

Students residing in Missouri have the right to cancel enrollment for a program until midnight of the third business day after all parties have signed the enrollment agreement and to be provided a full refund of all money paid by the student toward tuition and fees.  

Wisconsin Residents

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

Wisconsin Students Notice of Cancellation

Students residing in Wisconsin have the right to cancel enrollment for a program and shall be provided a full refund of all money paid by the student towards tuition and fees provided that either

  1. the student cancels the enrollment by midnight of the third business day after all parties have signed the enrollment agreement, or
  2. the prospective student was accepted but was unqualified and the school did not secure a disclaimer under SPS 409.04, or
  3. enrollment was procured as the result of any misrepresentation in the written materials used by the school or in oral representations made by or on behalf of the school.

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.

Wisconsin Students Refund Policy

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

If notification of withdrawal from the University is submitted after seven days of submission of the tuition deposit and up to the start of the trimester courses, a partial refund of $400 is returned to the student. The University retains $100 as an admissions fee. USAHS has an established add/drop period that is the first week (7 days) of each trimester. All tuition, fees, and cost of attendance are 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:

At Least But Less Than Refund of Tuition
1 class 10% 90%
10% 20% 80%
20% 30% 70%
30% 40% 60%
40% 50% 50%
50% 60% 40%
60% No No Refund

Refunds are made within 30 days of the date the University determines that the student has withdrawn. Students should notify the University in writing of the withdrawal, but a written notice of withdrawal is not required. Except in verified cases of emergency, if a student fails to submit the required documentation and be approved for a Leave of Absence, the student is withdrawn two weeks after the University becomes aware that the student has stopped participating. See Leave of Absence  policy for further information on LOA.

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 will have a portion of their tuition returned to the lender. Please see the University’s R2T4 policy for further information.

Wisconsin Tuition Refund Policy for PPOTD, tDPT, MHA, MHS, EdD, MSN, DNP, Post-Graduate Certificate Programs

Wisconsin Students Notice of Cancellation

Students residing in Wisconsin have the right to cancel enrollment for a program and shall be provided a full refund of all money paid by the student towards tuition and fees provided that

  1. the student cancels the enrollment by midnight of the third business day after all parties have signed the enrollment agreement, or
  2. the prospective student was accepted but was unqualified and the school did not secure a disclaimer under SPS 409.04, or
  3. enrollment was procured as the result of any misrepresentation in the written materials used by the school or in oral representations made by or on behalf of the school.

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.

Wisconsin Students Refund Policy

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

Refund of Tuition Deposit for Withdrawal after the First Seven (7) Days but before the Start of the Trimester: If notification of withdrawal from the University is submitted after seven days of submission of the tuition deposit and up to the start of the trimester courses, a partial refund of $400 is returned to the student. The University retains $100 as an admissions fee. USAHS has an established add/drop period that is the first week (7 days) of each trimester. All tuition, fees, and cost of attendance are 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:

At Least But Less Than Refund of Tuition
1 class 10% 90%
10% 20% 80%
20% 30% 70%
30% 40% 60%
40% 50% 50%
50% 60% 40%
60% No No Refund

Refunds are made within 30 days of the date the University determines that the student has withdrawn. Students should notify the University in writing of the withdrawal, but a written notice of withdrawal is not required. Except in verified cases of emergency, if a student fails to submit the required documentation and be approved for a Leave of Absence, the student is withdrawn two weeks after the University becomes aware that the student has stopped participating. See Leave of Absence  policy for further information on LOA.

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 will have a portion of their tuition returned to the lender. Please see the University’s R2T4 policy for further information.

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, 1747 North Market, Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 574-8900 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 four 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 non-collection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four-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 Financial Assistance Information. Any inquiries or requests for information should be sent to the Department of Financial Aid Services, USAHS, 700 Windy Point Drive, San Marcos, CA, 92069; email: ContactFinancialAid@usa.edu; phone: 904-423-2010. 

Financial Assistance Programs

USAHS has several resources to help students who qualify fund their education, including dedicated financial aid advisors. Although they are campus-based, every advisor 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. to 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. 

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 Progress Policy of USAHS . While USAHS does not offer Title IV financial aid for any term in which an accelerated learning course is taken without a full-term “anchor” course, other financing alternatives may be available. Please refer to the Financial Aid Office for additional information.

In addition to reviewing eligibility for USAHS scholarships, students are encouraged to explore financial assistance programs available from healthcare 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).

Students who have not submitted all admission requirements are not eligible to receive Title IV funds until those requirements are met. If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student has 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.

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 six months after graduation. Students may obtain up to $20,500 a year from the Stafford Loan. The current interest rate is 7.05% fixed with a 1.057% loan fee. Loans originated on or after October 1, 2022, and before October 1, 2024, have a 1.057% disbursement fee. Students are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to establish they are eligible to apply for this loan. Visit www.studentaid.gov 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 8.05% fixed with a 4.228% loan fee. Loans originated on or after October 1, 2022, and before October 1, 2024, have a 4.228% 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 healthcare, education, literacy, and tutors. Positions and requirements are posted at MyUSA, Student Worker Openings.

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 five years. A student/borrower can choose to use any lender, including a lender not listed.

California Residents

The Office of Student Assistance and Relief is available to support prospective students, current students, or past students of private postsecondary educational institutions in making informed decisions, understanding their rights, and navigating available services and relief options. The office may be reached by calling 888-370-7589, Option #5, or by visiting https://osar.bppe.ca.gov/.

Washington State Residents

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

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal regulations require that, to be eligible for and maintain assistance from any Federal Title IV student aid program, a student must be making satisfactory academic progress toward a certificate or degree. The Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy  details the requirements to maintain satisfactory academic progress and financial aid eligibility. 

Financial Aid Verification Policy

In accordance with US Department of Education regulations, the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences 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 Graduate 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, Form W-2s, IRS verification of non-filing, identification documents, and a signed Statement of Educational Purpose.

If a student is selected for verification as an FWS recipient, they must submit the documents scheduled on their myFinAid page to Financial Aid Office. It is strongly recommended that students have a complete Financial Aid Application at least six weeks prior to the start of their program or renewal date of their existing loan, but students must complete the verification process within 30 days prior to the end of the term for funds to be processed for that term or financial aid award year. If students are required to submit tax information, they are required to submit an official IRS tax return transcript. Students can obtain an IRS Tax Return Transcript, free of charge, through: (1) Get Transcript ONLINE at www.irs.gov; (2) Get Transcript by MAIL at www.irs.gov; (3) automated telephone request 1-800-908-9946; or (4) paper request IRS Form 4506T-EZ. Students can obtain an IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter by paper request using IRS Form 4506T at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf. 

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

Upon reviewing verification documentation, the Financial Aid Office corrects the FAFSA if any information is reported in error. Students are notified by email if they must make a correction to their FAFSA or, 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 Financial Aid Office can make any changes to the cost of attendance (COA) or to the values of the data items required to calculate the EFC. 

Please be aware that students who intentionally misreport information and/or alter documentation for the purpose of increasing aid eligibility or fraudulently obtaining federal funds are reported to the US Department of Education Office of the Inspector General or 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 2023–2024 academic year. Questions regarding benefits, enrollment certification, and the like, should be directed to the financial aid advisors in the Financial Aid Office who serve as VA points of contact.  

San Marcos, California, 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

Miami, Florida, 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

Dallas, Texas, Campus

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

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 Nursing Practice
Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates

*Programs approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education.

San Marcos, California, Campus: The entry-level 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.

St. Augustine, Florida, Campus: The entry-level 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.

Miami, Florida, Campus: The entry-level 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.

Austin, Texas, Campus: The entry-level 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.

Dallas, Texas Campus – The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Flex Doctor of Occupational Therapy, and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology 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 Dallas, Texas, campus.

Post-Professional Programs: The Post-Professional Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Education, Master of Health Administration, Master of Health Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees, and the Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate programs are approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education 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 San Marcos, California campus. 

Campus-based, entry-level 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, entry-level 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-serve basis up to the following limitations. 

  • San Marcos, California, Campus: eight graduate students at $5,000.00 and four graduate students at $2,500.00
  • St. Augustine, Florida, Campus: eight graduate students at $5,000.00 and four graduate students at $2,500.00
  • Austin, Texas, Campus: eight graduate students at $5,000.00 and four graduate students at $2,500.00 
  • Miami, Florida, Campus: eight graduate students at $5,000.00 and four 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 does 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.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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 explains the terms of the student loan(s). Both disclosures are available at www.studentaid.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 can be made on behalf of the student for federal loans.

Cost of Living Disbursements: When funding exceeds the charges for tuition and fees for the term, any remaining funds, or credit balances, are returned to the student within 10-14 days. It is recommended to make plans to cover living expenses for at least the first three weeks of each term without reliance on loans. Loans do not begin disbursing until after the add/drop period.

USAHS utilizes Bank Mobile to process student refunds, and they 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’s Office with any questions they may have and for further enrollment information.

Additional Financial Assistance Information

All information submitted for securing a federal student loan is submitted to the National Student Loan Database System (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 NSLDS.

The University cooperates 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 in Tuition, Fees, and 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 unearned 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 additional information, forms, and procedures are located at MyUSA, Student Services, Financial Aid.

Student Loans

To support the financial well-being of its students, program cost details and financial counseling are 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.

USAHS Scholarship Programs

Entry Level

USAHS offers scholarship opportunities to new students enrolling in the entry-level OT, PT, and SLP programs on the San Marcos, St. Augustine, Miami, Austin, and Dallas campuses. Scholarship awards are applied to tuition and fees only.

Students can learn more about requirements and how to apply at usa.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/.

The deadlines to apply for scholarships are as follows:

  • Fall term: July 31
  • Spring term: November 20
  • Summer term: March 31

Post-Professional Tuition Reductions

USAHS provides several types of tuition reductions to all new students enrolling in the Post-Professional programs. For 2023–2024, the following tuition reductions are available:

  • Post-Professional OTD: New students are eligible for a 20% tuition discount.
  • Graduate Certificates: New students are eligible for a 10% tuition discount.
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): See the MSN program web page for information on tuition reductions.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): See the DNP program web page for information on tuition reductions.

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