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Tuition and Financial Aid


Tuition
Annual tuition for full-time students in the basic sciences is $22,900. However, financial aid to cover the cost of tuition is available to all doctoral and masters students in the basic sciences  and other selected graduate students by way of Trustee Tuition Scholarships.

For part-time and non-matriculated students taking basic science courses, tuition is $763 per credit hour. Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration for the semester.

Tuition for new students matriculating in Fall 2014 in the Center for Nurse Anesthesiology is $8,969 per term for six terms totaling $53,814 for the 28-month M.S. degree program. 

Tuition for new students matriculating in Spring 2015 in the Center for Physician Assistant Studies is $7,592 per term for seven terms totaling $53,144 for the 28-month M.S. degree program.

Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration for the semester.

 

Return of Federal Financial Aid Due to Student Withdrawal and Tuition Refund Policy

In accordance with rules established by the U.S. Department of Education, schools must adhere to new provisions regarding the treatment of Federal Title IV Financial Aid for students that withdraw from school completely for any term. These rules govern all federal loan and grant programs and the regulations assume that a student must “earn” federal financial aid awards directly in proportion to the number of days of the term attended. In other words, a student earns financial assistance as they attend class. If a student completely withdraws from all classes during a term, the College must calculate the portion of the total scheduled financial assistance earned. If the student received (or the school received on behalf of the student) more assistance than was earned, the unearned excess funds must be returned to the federal programs. Institutional charges at the school that are no longer covered by financial assistance immediately become the responsibility of the student and the student is also responsible for return of unearned federal financial funds that were disbursed directly to him/her. The portion of federal loans and grants the student earned, is calculated on a percentage basis comparing the total number of calendar days in the semester to the number of days completed before withdrawal. All Title IV aid is considered earned after the student has completed 60% of that semester.

Tuition Refund Policy - For MD, PA, NA and Graduate Students*

Students who withdraw officially or who are dismissed from the College for any reason after the beginning of a term may be entitled to a partial refund in accordance with the schedule show below:

Effective Date of Withdrawal

Tuition Credited %

Tuition Liability

Prior to term start

100

0

Day 1-7

100

0

Day 8-14

80

20

Day 15-21

70

30

Day 22-28

60

40

Day 29-35

50

50

Day 36-42

40

60

Day 43-49

30

70

Day 50-56

20

80

Day 57-63

10

90

Day 64+

0

100

*The Bioethics students policy is 100% tuition refunded up until the start of the class. After classes start, no tuition is refunded.

Predoctoral Research Assistantships

Predoctoral Research Assistantships are $24,000 and are available to qualified basic science doctoral students during their first three years of study. After the third year of study, student research support must be provided from extramural funds, most notably NIH research or NIH training grants.  Financial support provided by Research Assistantships and Research Fellowships are available to qualified doctoral students and are awarded competitively. Other financial assistance may be arranged through the Center to which the student has applied and through the Albany Medical College Office of Financial Aid (518) 262-5435 or FinAid@mail.amc.edu

Employment of Basic Science Master of Science Students

The Master of Science degree programs at AMC require students to immerse themselves in an intense and integrated program of courses and research or clinical experiences. For these reasons, outside employment is strongly discouraged. Students are encouraged to visit the AMC Financial Aid Office for other possible solutions.

If a student must obtain income from outside employment, s/he must understand that such employment may not conflict with classes, laboratory research or clinical assignments. Decisions to be employed outside AMC must be discussed with the student's mentor or coordinator AND the Center's Graduate Studies Director prior to any job commitment. Employment conflict is not an acceptable excuse for any missed academic commitment, interference with studying, or unsatisfactory performance in the classroom, laboratory or clinic.

Financial Aid

2014-2015 AMC Financial Aid Guide

Primarily in the form of loans, financial aid is available to M.S. students in the Basic Science Centers, Center for Nurse Anesthesiology, Center for Physician Assistant Studies, and the Alden March Bioethics Institute Center for Bioethics.  The current AMC Guide to Financial Aid can be found at the above link. Further details are available on the Centers' web pages and questions may be addressed to:

The Office of Financial Aid
 (518) 262-5435

 or at FinAid@mail.amc.edu

Or on the Office of Financial Aid webpage at: www.amc.edu/Academic/Undergraduate/FinancialAid.html.

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