Tuition & Fees (2012-2013)

Tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 academic year are listed below. For estimates of other expenses, see the Office of Student Financial Aid web site.

College of Nursing

Flat Rate
(per term)

Per Credit Rate

RN First Assist (RNFA) Course Series



GEM 7th Cohort Students



All Other Nursing Academic Programs

$10,744 (12+ credits)

$944 (1-11 credits)

The Graduate College

Flat Rate
(per term)

Per Credit Rate




Health Sciences (PhD)



Nursing (PhD) - trimester

$10,744 (12+ credits)

$944 (1-11 credits)

All Other Graduate College Academic Programs

$5,580 (12+ credits)

$465 (1-11 credits)

College of Health Sciences

Per Credit Rate (Unless Otherwise Noted)

Undergraduate Programs

Imaging Sciences


Medical Laboratory Science


Perfusion Technology


Respiratory Care


Vascular Ultrasound


Graduate Programs



Clinical Laboratory Management


Clinical Nutrition


Health Systems Management


Medical Laboratory Science


Occupational Therapy


Perfusion Technology


Physician Assistant Studies (1st Year Students)


Physician Assistant Studies (2nd Year Students)


Physician Assistant Studies (3rd Year Students)


Research Administration


Respiratory Care


Specialist in Blood Bank


Speech-Language Pathology


Rush Medical College* Per Term Per Year
M1 $24,186 $48,372
M2 $23,928 $47,856
M3 $23,928 $47,856
M4 $15,952 $47,856


See per credit rates listed above.

Continuous Enrollment Fee

Per Term









All Other Programs

Students are charged at the per credit rate equivalent to one quarter hour for their programs.

* Rates are effective Fall 2012 through Summer 2013, except Rush Medical College students for whom rates are effective Summer 2012 through Spring 2013.

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 Associate Provost of 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, 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. Rush Medical College Students who withdraw at any point during the term are responsible for payment of all tuition and fees. The process must be fully completed by Friday at 4:30 p.m. CT to be considered valid for that week's tuition refund (for College of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, and the Graduate College students).

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) and a check will be issued for the refund.

Rush Medical College Students and Tuition Charges
Rush Medical College students are charged for a maximum of four years of full time tuition. Medical students needing additional terms 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 term of his/her fourth year, a full four years of tuition charges must be paid prior to graduation.