Tuition & Fees (2009-2010)

Tuition and fees for the 2009-2010 academic year are listed below. For estimates of other expenses, see the Office of Student Financial Aid web site.

College of Nursing
Full-time
(per quarter)
Part-time
(per credit hour)
 
$7,674
$674
The Graduate College
Full-time
(per quarter)
Part-time
(per credit hour)

Anatomy and Cell Biology

$4,380
$365

Biochemistry

$4,380
$365

Biotechnology

$8,494
n/a

Clinical Research
(Fall '09 matriculants)

$833
n/a
Clinical Research
(All other matriculants)
$4,380
$365

Immunology/Microbiology

$4,380
$365

Medical Physics

$4,380
$365

Neuroscience

$4,380
$365

Nursing (PhD)

$7,674
$674

Pharmacology

$4,380
$365

Molecular Biophysics and Physiology

$4,380
$365
College of Health Sciences
Full- or Part-time
(per credit hour)
Undergraduate Programs

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

$450

Perfusion Technology

$525
Respiratory Care
$500
Vascular Ultrasound and Technology
$465
Graduate Programs

Audiology
(first and second year students)

$527
Audiology
(third and fourth year students)
$580/credit (1-11 credits)
$6728/quarter (12 or more credits)

Clinical Laboratory Management

$510

Clinical Laboratory Science

$510

Clinical Nutrition

$620

Health Care Ethics

$511

Health Systems Management

$572

Medical Physics

$500

Occupational Therapy

$485

Perfusion Technology

$565
Respiratory Care
$550

Specialist in Blood Bank

$510

Speech-Language Pathology

$521
Rush Medical College*
Full-time
(per quarter)
Per Year
M1
$15,424
$46,272
M2
$15,268
$45,804
M3
$11,451
$45,804
M4
$11,451
$45,804
 
Students-at-Large See part-time or per credit rates listed above.
 
Continuous Enrollment Fee
Per Quarter
 
M1
$2300
M2
$1620
M3
$1311
M4
$1311
All Other Programs
Students are charged at the part-time or per credit rate equivalent to one quarter hour for their programs.

* Rates are effective Fall 2009 through Summer 2010, except Rush Medical College students for whom rates are effective July 2009 through June 2010. Rates for Rush Medical College are currently estimated. Rates will be finalized before the start of the year.

Full-time = 12 or more credit hours
Part-time = 1-11 credit hours

Payment and Fees
Tuition and fees are to be paid (or satisfactory arrangements made with the Office of Student Financial Affairs) by the first Friday of the quarter by following one of the steps below:

1. Pay total Tuition and Fees.

2. Complete a deferred payment plan contract.
This plan requires that 1/3 tuition, all fees, and a $15 service charge be paid on or before the first day of classes. Additional payments of 1/3 tuition are due on the fourth and eighth Monday of the quarter. Forms are available in the Office of Student Financial Affairs (440 Armour). The Office of Student Financial Affairs can also be reached at (312) 942-6584.

3. Use the Financial Aid Late Payment Option.
All students who have financial aid pending will be allowed to defer payment of that portion of tuition covered by the anticipated aid. In order to qualify for Financial Aid Late Payment students must have taken all steps required of them to receive the aid (i.e. completing applications for Stafford loan or additional institutional money and returning them to the Office of Student Financial Aid). The student must still complete steps 1 or 2 for any portion of tuition and fees not covered by the external aid.

Any exception to this policy must be approved in writing by the Associate Provost for Student Affairs.

Failure to follow one of the steps above will result in a $100 late fee. Students who choose the deferred payment plan contract and who fail to make a payment of the specified due dates will have until Friday of that week to satisfy their financial obligations without penalty. Failure to do so will result in a $50 late payment fee for each payment date missed.

At the end of the quarter those students who still have outstanding balances with Rush University, which are not covered by pending financial aid will:

  • Not receive transcripts.
  • Be dismissed from on-campus housing.
  • Lose all university privileges.
  • Not be allowed to register for the following quarter.

Admissions Fee
A non-refundable application fee is required of all applicants to offset the expense of processing the application, evaluating credentials, and maintaining a library of evaluation aids. This fee does not apply to any other charges such as tuition.

Enrollment Deposit
A $150 enrollment deposit is required of health systems management students and $100 is required for Rush Medical College students prior to matriculation. All College of Nursing students (including affiliated students) must deposit $300 prior to matriculation. Other College of Health Sciences student deposit varies by program. This holds a place in the entering class. This deposit is non-refundable and applies toward payment of the first quarter tuition.

Late Registration Fee
Continuing students must register during the official two-week registration period. Students registering after the registration period ends will incur the $50 late registration fee. An additional $50 late registration fee will be applied to the student's financial account if the student has not registered by the end of the first day of the quarter.

A student who feels that there are mitigating circumstances as to why the late registration fee should not be applied must first appeal to his/her advisor. If the advisor deems that the information warrants repealing the late registration fee, the advisor must speak with the program director. If the program director concurs with the advisor, the program advisor will notify the Office of the Registrar in writing and the late fee will removed from the student's financial account by the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Student Financial Affairs.

Continuous Enrollment Fee
Students enrolled in a non-credit residency or academic enrichment program prior to receipt of their degree, must be registered for Continuous Enrollment in order to retain their student status. Any degree/certificate student not taking courses but needing to replace an outstanding incomplete grade, must register for Continuous Enrollment until the grade is satisfied. This fee also applies to graduate students who have completed all courses but have not had the dissertation accepted. Hospitalization or physician fees are not covered in this fee.

Returned Checks
If a student gives the University a check that is returned by the bank upon which it was drawn, marked “not sufficient funds,” “payment stopped,” or “account closed,” a $25 charge will be assessed for each occurrence.

Refund Policy for the College of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, and the Graduate College
Official withdrawal from a course or from the university entitles a student to a tuition refund according to the schedule below. No other fees are refundable. The process must be fully completed by Friday at 4:30 p.m. CT to be considered valid for that week's tuition refund.

Week 1
100%
Week 2
80%
Week 3
60%
Week 4
40%
Week 5
20%

The Office of Student Financial Affairs manages tuition refunds. The refund will be credited to the student's account (less any amount still owed for other charges) unless the student requests a check for the refund. Students are notified via Rush e-mail when overpayment checks are available in the Office of Student Financial Affairs.

Rush Medical College Students and 14 Quarters of Tuition
Rush Medical College students are charged for a maximum of four years of full time tuition. Medical students needing additional quarters to complete degree requirements will be charged the continuous enrollment fee. Although it may be possible for a medical student to complete all degree requirements prior to the spring quarter of his/her fourth year, the spring tuition charge must be paid for a total of fourteen quarters of full-time tuition.