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.

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 $5,667 $148 $1,000 $1,000
Room & Board $13,590 $13,590 $16,308 $13,590
Miscellaneous Expenses $10,350 $10,350 $12,420 $10,350
National Boards $0 $660 $1,955 $0
Estimated Cost of Attendance $75,107 $70,248 $77,183 $70,440

This Cost of Attendance is subject to change without notice.*Arkansas Colleges of Health Education bills students directly for Tuition, Fees, Diagnostic Kit and OMM Uniform Set.  Diagnostic kit and OMM Uniform Set expenses are included in the estimated Books and Supplies expense.  All other costs are estimated expenses and will vary based upon the individual student.

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 1st of each aid year.  Each individual request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis in the following circumstances, but not limited to:

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