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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. Many students receive some sort of loan assistance.  The following chart summarizes the average educational debt incurred by students graduating during the 2014-15 academic year who borrowed while attending Rush.


Average Educational Debt

Rush Medical College


College of Nursing  
Generalist Entry Masters (GEM)  
Fall 2014 Class
Spring 2015 Class
Summer 2015 Class $61,306
Anethesia (Summer 2014) $70,398

College of Health Sciences  
Physician Assistant Studies $133,629
Health Systems Management $55,184
Occupational Therapy $80,751
Research Administration $89,172
Clinical Nutrition $51,537
Communication Disorders & Sciences  
Speech/Language Pathology
Medical Lab Sciences (undergraduate) $34,942
Medical Lab Sciences (graduate) $63,697
Respiratory Care (undergraduate) $18,092
Respiratory Care (graduate) $87,583
Vascular Ultrasound $41,645
Perfusion Technology $90,676
The Graduate College  
Biotechnology $30,659

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