American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine offers its students an exceptional education at an affordable rate. The following pages include information regarding tuition and fees, our loan program, scholarship opportunities, and student financial services. All amounts are in USD unless otherwise noted.
Basic Sciences Antigua — Semesters 1–4, February 2016
|Tuition per Semester*||$17,500|
|Health Insurance per Semester||$726|
|Basic Sciences Subject Shelf Exam (Semesters 2 and 4)||$165|
|Student Government Association (Semesters 1 through 4)||$75|
|Basic Life Support Certification (Semester 1)||$75|
|Pre-Advanced Cardiology Life Support (Semester 2)||$40|
|Advanced Cardiology Life Support Certification (Semester 4)||$250|
Clinical Sciences — Semesters 5–10, July 2015
|Tuition per Semester*||$17,900|
|Tuition per Semester – Florida International University*||$23,000|
|Health Insurance per Trimester Premium Period||$484|
|Comprehensive Shelf Exam (First Attempt, Fifth Semester)||$165|
|Comprehensive Shelf Exam (Additional Attempts – Post-Fifth Semester, Pre-Sixth Semester)||$150|
|Core Shelf Exam (No Charge, First Attempt for Semesters Six through Ten)||$100|
|Step II CK Comprehensive Exam (Semesters Six through Ten)||$150|
Additional fees for Step I and Step II CS/CK exams, payable to the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), can be viewed here.
A $500 seat deposit is due no later than 14 days after receipt of your medical school acceptance letter. A $750 housing deposit is due as soon as possible after you have made contact with your new student coordinator. Housing is on a first-come, first-served basis based on the deposit date. Please be aware that both deposits are applied to overall student charges. If a student is granted a deferral, both deposits will be moved to the appropriate semester of matriculation.
All actively enrolled students are required to have health insurance coverage. A limited benefit injury and sickness plan (United Healthcare) is automatically provided to all students who have not waived coverage; see information here. The premium period for all Basic Sciences/College of Medicine students runs the course of the semester: February–July and August–January, at a cost of $590 per period. For pre-med, Fifth Semester, and Clinical Sciences students, the premium periods occur on a “trimester” basis: January–April, May–August, and September–December; at a cost of $484 per period. If you will be actively enrolled at any point within each premium period, you must have insurance coverage.
For those of you who have not waived coverage and do not want to, you do not need to take any further action. You will automatically be charged and covered at the beginning of each premium period in which you are actively enrolled. For those of you who have already waived coverage, you also do not need to take any further action. You will not be charged or covered by the school insurance policy unless you request otherwise. If you believe you have waived insurance coverage but would like to confirm, please email email@example.com to ask if your account has been marked as waiving school insurance coverage.
If you would like to waive the school insurance policy, you need to do so in advance of the start of the coverage period. For all Basic Sciences/College of Medicine students; You need to provide adequate proof of your own coverage before February 1 (for the spring semester) or August 1 (for the fall semester). For pre-med students; You need to have provided adequate proof of your own coverage before January 1st (for the spring trimester), May 1 (for the summer trimester), or September 1 (for the fall trimester). For Fifth Semester and Clinical Students; You need to have provided adequate proof of your own insurance before the start of any trimester premium period in which you will be actively enrolled.
Adequate proof of insurance can be as simple as providing a copy of the front and back of your insurance card. It must have your name on it! If you are covered by someone else, we will need to see documentation from the insurance company identifying you as being covered under their policy. Proof of insurance should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you would like to waive the school-provided health insurance coverage.
Housing and Housing Damages Deposit
New students are required to live in student housing for one semester and must pay a $1,000 housing damages deposit (HDD). Both rent and HDD are due prior to the start of classes along with all other charges for tuition and fees per due dates specified on student tuition billing statements. The HDD will be held until the first semester housing obligation is met. At the end of the lease — after the student has moved out, the apartment has been inspected, and appropriate damages or replacement charges have been posted — the HDD will be credited back to the student’s account.
University Refund Policy
Refunds are given only for tuition and only when students officially withdraw and a credit balance condition results from the appropriate tuition adjustment. Refunds are not given for leaves of absence. Official withdrawal forms can be obtained from the campus registrar’s office. Clinical students should contact the New York registrar for the proper forms.
Tuition credit adjustments will be given according to the following:
- Official withdrawal prior to the first day of class – Credit adjustment for 100% of tuition.
- Official withdrawal after the start of classes — Prorated credit adjustment for tuition based on the percent of time not attended after the official date of withdrawal. There will be no tuition credits after 60% of the semester has passed. Click HERE for sample calculations.
Estimated food and entertainment expenses — $2,500 per semester.
Bus service (from the seven housing options to the AUA campus) — $450 per semester.
Campus parking permit — $150 per semester.
Required textbooks and clinical attire (lab jackets, scrubs, and patient exam kits) may be purchased through the University bookstore, or from other sources.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change as deemed appropriate by the Executive Committee.