Tuition & Fees (2011-2012)

Tuition and fees for the 2011-2012 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)
 
$8,058
$708

GEM 7th Cohort Students Only

$8,058
N/A
The Graduate College
Full-time
(per quarter)
Part-time
(per credit hour)

Anatomy and Cell Biology

$5,100
$425

Biochemistry

$5,100
$425

Biotechnology

$9,167
N/A

Clinical Research

$5,100
$425
Health Sciences (PhD)  
$600

Immunology/Microbiology

$5,100
$425

Medical Physics

$5,100
$425

Neuroscience

$5,100
$425

Nursing (PhD)

$8,058
$708

Pharmacology

$5,100
$425

Molecular Biophysics and Physiology

$5,100
$425
College of Health Sciences
Full- or Part-time
(per credit hour)
Undergraduate Programs

Medical Laboratory Sciences

$500
Imaging Sciences
$520

Perfusion Technology

$563
Respiratory Care
$541
Vascular Ultrasound and Technology
$522
Graduate Programs

Audiology

$570

Clinical Laboratory Management

$556

Medical Laboratory Science

$556

Clinical Nutrition

$667

Health Care Ethics

$558

Health Systems Management

$625

Occupational Therapy

$545

Perfusion Technology

$605
Physician Assistant Studies (first year students)
$603
Physician Assistant Studies (second year students) $7540 summer 2011; $7839/quarter fall 2011-spring 2012  
Respiratory Care
$575

Specialist in Blood Bank

$556

Speech-Language Pathology

$569
Rush Medical College*
Full-time
(per quarter)
Per Year
M1
$15,768
$47,304
M2
$15,604
$46,812
M3
$11,703
$46,812
M4
$11,703
$46,812
Students-at-Large See part-time or per credit rates listed above.
Continuous Enrollment Fee
Per Quarter
M1
$2,676
M2
$1,852
M3
$1,506
M4
$1,506
All Other Programs
Students are charged at the part-time or per credit rate equivalent to one quarter hour for their programs.

TBD = To Be Determined.

* Rates are effective Fall 2011 through Summer 2012, except Rush Medical College students for whom rates are effective July 2011 through June 2012.

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 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. Contact the Office of Financial Affairs for a form. The Office of Financial Affairs can 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 Senior Director, Student Services.

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, and
  • 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 for students in the College of Health Sciences undergraduate degree, certificate programs, clinical laboratory sciences, clinical nutrition/ dietetic, health systems management, healthcare ethics, perfusion technology, respiratory care, and imaging sciences program. Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Occupational Therapy students deposit $200. Students in the Physician Assistant program must submit a deposit of $700. Rush Medical College students are required to pay $100 prior to matriculation. College of Nursing students and affiliated students with the exception of Nurse Anesthesia students must deposit $300 prior to matriculation. Nurse Anesthesia students are required to deposit a fee of $750. The enrollment deposit fee holds a place for the student in the entering class. The deposit is non-refundable and is applied 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 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. Students auditing a course may be required to register for the continuous enrollment course, see "Auditing a Course."

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%

Alternate Refund/Grading

Pure Compressed Weekend Course (Fri/Sat/Sun with out any pre- or post- class work)
Before first class meeting: 100% and not transcripted
After first class meeting: no refund and W grade
2-Week Course
Before first class meeting: 100% and not transcripted
Week 1: 50% refund and W grade
Week 2: no refund and WP/WF/WN grade
5-Week Course
Before or during week 1: 100% and not transcripted
Week 2: 50% refund and W grade
Weeks 3-5: no refund and WP/WF/WN grade

The Office of 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.

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.