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Standard Cost of Attendance
The standard Cost of Attendance is constructed using the following components:
 
Other expenses that may be considered
Certain expenses, while not included in the standard Cost of Attendance, may be considered based on a student appeal.  Students wishing to have these expenses considered as part of their cost of attendance should submit a formal letter of appeal to the Office of Student Financial Aid explaining the request.  Documentation for each expense must be included with the letter of appeal.
  • Unreimbursed medical expenses;
  • Health insurance;
  • Daycare expenses for dependents;
  • Loan fees;
  • A one-time per program allowance for a laptop or tablet; and
  • Up to two round-trip plane tickets per academic year to see family
Please be aware that the Office of Student Financial Aid reserves the right to request a monthly budget and documentation of monthly living expenses as part of the appeal process.  Appeals from students whose monthly living expenses exceed their monthly living allowance may not be approved. 

Tuition and fees
Tuition and fees are published annually on the Office of Financial Affairs website.  Your Cost of Attendance will include a budgeted amount that should cover the hours you plan to take in the academic year based on the published plan of study or the Graduate Nursing Projected Enrollment Form (as applicable).  Changes to your enrollment from whatever was used to determine you award will result in a required aid adjustment.
 

Book/Supply Allowance
Graduate and Professional Programs
(Effective for both 2014 - 15 and 2015 - 16 academic years)
Program

First
Year

Second Year
Third Year
Fourth Year
Anesthesia Nursing
$337
$1899
-
-
Audiology
$890
$739
$506
-
Speech/Language Pathology
$1,199
$650
-
-
Medical Lab Sciences
$819
$874
-
-
Clinical Nutrition/Dietetic Intern
$457
$188
-
-
Clinical Nutrition (MS only)
$457
$188
-
 
The Graduate College
$150
$200
$200
$200
Graduate Nursing (non-GEM)
$879
$879
-
-
GEM 
$1,639
$535
-
-
Health Systems Management
$1,556
$780
-
-
Occupational Therapy
$2,416
$958
-
-
Perfusion Technology
$1,366
-
-
-
Respiratory Care
$834
$277
 
 
Physician Assistant Studies
$2,164
$1,200
-
-
RMC (including Board Exam fees)
$1,975
$1,490
$2,192
$440
 
Undergraduate Programs
Program

First
Year

Second Year
Third Year
Fourth Year
Medical Lab Sciences
$819
$654
-
-
Perfusion Technology
$1,146
-
-
-
Respiratory Care
$624
$354
 
 
Vascular Ultrasound
$1,324
$199
   
Imaging Sciences
$429
$572
   
 
 

Living Allowance
A student may receive a living allowance based on
  1. Living in an off-campus home or apartment;
  2. Living in an on-campus Center Court unit; or
  3. Living with a relative or friend who is not charging the student rent
The calculated monthly living allowances are based on survey data from Rush University students as well as metropolitan-area data regarding average cost of living expenses. 
 
Living allowances are provided for the student only.  Student loans are not meant to cover living expenses for other family members or dependents of the student.  
 
Please be aware that the living allowance is meant to cover not only rent, but also utilities, groceries, transportation, and personal items.   

On-Campus Center Court Unit (Effective for 2015-16)

Center Court Costs - Single
  Rent Monthly Living Allowance
Studio $906 $1,684
1 Bedroom $992 $1,939
2 Bedroom $1,646 $1,939

Center Court Costs - Sharing (2 students)
  Rent/Student Monthly Living Allowance
1 Bedroom $496 $1,159
2 Bedroom $823 $1,388

Center Court Costs - Sharing (3 students)
  Rent/Student Monthly Living Allowance
2 Bedroom $549 $1,067

Center Court Costs - Sharing (4 students)
  Rent/Student Monthly Living Allowance
2 Bedroom $412 $891

Off-Campus (Home/Apartment) (Effective for 2015-16)

Monthly Living Allowance
$1,939

At Home with Relatives - (Effective for 2015-16)

Monthly Living Allowance
$567


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