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, diagnostic kit and OMM uniform 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). First-time students have a one-time expense built into their COA budget for technology requirements.

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.

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Cost of Attendance Chart
Academic Year 2018-2019
OMS I Class of 2022 (10 months) On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $43,000 $43,000
Fees $2,500 $2,500
Diagnostic Kit and OMM Uniform $1,315 $1,315
Books & Supplies $4,427 $4,427
Room & Board $13,470 $14,530
Miscellaneous $9,428 $10,158
Total $74,140 $75,930

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OMS II Class of 2021 (11 months) On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $43,000 $43,000
Fees $2,500 $2,500
Books & Supplies $1,822 $1,822
Room & Board $14,817 15,235
Miscellaneous $10,131 $10,934
National Boards $660 $660
Total $72,930 $74,899

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OMS III Class of 2021 (12 months) On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $43,000 $43,000
Fees $2,500 $2,500
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,000
Room & Board $16,164 $17,436
Miscellaneous $10,834 $11,710
National Boards $1,955 $1,955
Total $75,453 $77,601

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OMS IV Class of 2021 (10 months) On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $43,000 $43,000
Fees $2,500 $2,500
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,000
Room & Board $13,470 $14,530
Miscellaneous $9,428 $10,158
Total $69,398 $71,188

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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 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis in the following circumstances, but are not limited to:

  • Dependent Care
  • Major Vehicle Repairs
  • Disability-related expenses
  • Academically-related expenses (travel, exams, etc.)

Disclaimer: This Cost of Attendance is subject to change without notice. The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education bills students directly for Tuition, Fees, Diagnostic Kit and OMM Uniform. All other costs are estimated expenses and will vary based upon the individual student.