How are tuition costs determined?

How are tuition costs determined?

These cost-of-attendance budgets for each academic year are based in large part on data from a biannual survey of what our current medical students are actually spending for books and supplies, housing, food, personal expenses and transportation.

The costs reflect living expenses for the academic year only. Living expenses for non-school periods and for spouses and other dependents are not included because they are treated in the need-analysis formula as an allowance against income rather than a direct cost. In the case of a married student, therefore, the spouse’s living costs are not included in the budget, but the expected family contribution is reduced by the amount appropriate to maintain the spouse and home.

Some students have extenuating circumstances that may justify an individual cost-of-attendance that is higher than the standard one. This would be done primarily to validate the need for outside loan assistance. In all cases, you must provide appropriate documentation. Examples of potentially appropriate adjustments include:

  • Medical and dental care in excess of the benefits provided by the university health service
  • Compulsory repayment of principal and/or interest during medical school enrollment
  • Childcare costs for married students if the medical student’s spouse is working or in school
  • Living at greater-than-average distance from Cleveland, resulting in higher travel costs
  • Additional transportation needs to fulfill clinical rotation requirements. While Federal Student Aid Legislation does not permit the use of student aid monies (even loans) for the purchase of a car, the Financial Aid Office will make every effort to provide non-monetary help to students in need.

Other expenses may be allowed if they are necessary and related to attending medical school.

What is the cost of attendance for this academic year?

What is the cost of attendance for this academic year?

2021 – 2022 Academic Year

Category Class of 2026
12 months
Class of 2025
11 months
Class of 2024
12 months
Class of 2023
12 months
Class of 2022
11 months
Tuition $68,788 $68,788 $68,788 $68,788 $68,788
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,3001 $500 $500 $500
Housing & Utilities* $11,910 $10,982 $11,910 $11,910 $10,982
Food* $4,062 $3,784 $4,062 $4,062 $3,784
Personal & Other Expenses $4,448 $3,964 $4,448 $4,448 $3,964
Student Health Insurance** $3,192 $3,192 $3,192 $3,192 $3,192
Activity Fee $40 $40 $40 $40 $40
Graduate Student Council Fee $30 $30 $30 $30 $30
Transportation $2,868 $2,868 $2,868 $2,868 $2,868
Travel for Clinical Training $1,648 $1,648 $1,648 $1,648 $1,648
National Board Exam Fees $0 $6452 $0 $6453 $0
Loan Fees $216 $216 $216 $216 $216
Graduation $0 $0 $0 $0 $214
Total Budget $98,202 $97,457

* In the case of a married student, whose spouse is employed, the spouse is expected to cover housing and food.

**Student Health Insurance is subject to change.
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