Cost of Attendance

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education establishes a Cost of Attendance (COA) budget for students annually and in accordance with regulations governing federal student aid programs. It is an estimated amount of student’s educational expenses for an enrollment period. The COA number is used to determine the maximum amount of financial aid (loans, scholarships, etc.) a student may receive for an award year.

Educational expenses include the actual costs for tuition and fees and an estimate for books, supplies, housing, food, health insurance, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. Educational expenses do not include non-allowable costs (consumer debt, spousal expenses, relocation expenses or vehicle purchase/lease).

Plan Ahead

Students should plan to cover expenses that are due before they receive their financial aid refunds! Students should consider out-of-pocket expenses, such as: books, supplies, relocation, deposits for housing and utilities, monthly payments, daycare, etc. First-time students have a one-time expense built into their COA budget for a laptop and Apple OS System device.

A Financial Aid Budget Worksheet is provided to assist you in evaluating your resources and planning for your expenses.

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine Estimated Cost of Attendance Class of 2021
Costs OMS I 10 months OMS II 10 months OMS III 11 months OMS IV 10 months
Tuition $43,000 $43,000 $43,000 $43,000
Technology Fee (Years 1-4) $750 $750 $750 $750
Laboratory Fee (Years 1-3) $750 $750 $750 $0
Student Activity Fee (Years 1-4) $500 $500 $500 $500
Student Health Fee $200 $200 $200 $200
Parking & Auto Registration $50 $50 $50 $50
Malpractice Insurance Fee $250 $250 $250 $250
Graduation Fee (Senior Year Only) $0 $0 $0 $750
Books/Supplies $5,494 $148 $1,000 $1,000
Room & Board $13,580 $13,580 $14,948 $13,580
Miscellaneous Expenses $10,350 $10,350 $11,385 $10,350
National Boards $0 $635 $2,000 $0
Travel to National Boards $0 $0 $2,000 $0
Clerkship Expense $0 $0 $2,000 $2,500
ERAS $0 $0 $0 $600
Interview Travel $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Estimated Cost of Attendance $74,924 $70,213 $78,823 $76,030

This Cost of Attendance is subject to change without notice.
*Arkansas Colleges of Health Education bills students directly for Tuition and Fees. All other costs are estimated expenses and will vary based upon the individual student.

Click here for a detailed description of how the estimated Cost of Attendance budget was derived.

Cost of Attendance Adjustments

An individual student’s Cost of Attendance will not be adjusted unless a professional judgement request is approved by the Director of Financial Aid in limited circumstances. Professional judgement request forms may be requested from the Office of Financial Aid after July 1, 2017.  Each individual request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis in the following circumstances, such as:

  • Dependent Care
  • Major Vehicle Repairs
  • Disability-related expenses