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Office of Student Financial Aid > Cost of Attendance, Debt & Budgeting > Average Loan Debts
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The majority of Rush University students find it necessary to borrow funds to help meet the costs of education.  It is important for a student to understand how much money they might need to take out to finance their education.

Differences in tuition, costs, available grants and loans vary for each college. For non-doctoral nursing and non-PhD biomedical sciences programs, 80% of students receive some sort of loan assistance.  The following chart summarizes the average educational debt incurred by students graduating during the 2011-12 academic year who borrowed while attending Rush.


Average Educational Debt

Rush Medical College


College of Nursing  
Generalist Entry Masters (GEM)  
Summer 2011 Class
Winter 2012 Class
MSN (Non-GEM, Non-Anesthesia)  
Summer 2011
Anethesia MSN (Summer 2011) $75,337
DNP $33,339

College of Health Sciences  
Health Systems Management $59,345
Occupational Therapy (Summer 2011) $73,504
Clinical Nutrition $55,302
Communication Disorders & Sciences  
Speech/Language Pathology
Medical Lab Sciences (undergraduate) $52,281
Medical Lab Sciences (graduate) $83,575
Perfusion Technology (undergraduate) undisclosed (only 1 graduate)
Perfusion Technology (graduate) $87,700
Respiratory Care (undergraduate) $55,788
Respiratory Care (graduate) $77,720
Vascular Ultrasound $40,784
The Graduate College  
Biotechnology $30,653

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