2016-2017

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees (2017)

Tuition Class of 2019 $90,001 for the entire 27-month program*
Fees*
Physical Examination Equipment Package $1,300.00
Pan Optic Diagnostic Set with Lithium Ion Battery
Coaxial Ophthalmoscope
Littman III Stethoscope
Blood Pressure Cuff
Insufflation Bulb
Transilluminator
GYN Light Source
Tuning Forks
Measure Tape
Babinski Reflex Hammer
ECG Caliper
AdLight Penlight
8” Goniometer
Monofilament
Nylon Medical Bag
Welch Allyn Educational Value Pack
White Coat with Logo $75.00
Scrubs $60.00
Rhode Island Background Investigation $55.00
Nametags (PA Student) $30.00
Lab Fee $1,500.00
Clinical Rotations and Packrat $290.00
Audience Response Clicker $89.00
iPad Air (required for Gross Anatomy)(Min 32Gb w/Apple Care) $899.00
Student Health Insurance $2,000.00 annually (approximately)
Textbooks and Software $3,000.00 (approximately)
NCCPA PANCE Exam $475.00
AAPA Student Membership $75.00
RIAPA Membership $35.00
Transportation Fee $200.00
Student Activity Fee $100.00
*

Fees are subject to change due to cost fluctuations.

Tuition Deposit

Accepted applicants to the PA Program submit an $800, non-refundable deposit which is applied to the student’s tuition bill.  This deposit indicates their acceptance of admission and intention to enroll in the Bryant University PA Program.

Method of Payment

Bryant University sends electronic bills in lieu of paper bills. When the E-Bill is ready for viewing, students will receive an email notification at their Bryant University email address. The email will provide the website to gain access to their student account and E-Bill. The Student Account Center offers the option to pay online with a check or credit card (AMEX, VISA, MC, Discover, Diner’s Club, JCB, Union Pay, BC Card, and Dina Card), establish reoccurring payments, view current activity, view historical billing statements and much more.

Payment is due by September 1, 2016 for fall, December 1, 2016 for winter, March 1, 2017 for spring and June 1, 2017 for the summer session.

Students have the option to pay online via the Student Account Center using a credit or debit card. if a credit or debit card is used, a 2.75% service charge is assessed each time a payment is made using a credit card.

A student also has the option to pay online with a Web Check. There will be no fee associated with the Web Check payment option. A $40 fee will be assessed to the student's account if a check is returned as uncollectable and a $3.00 fee for online ACH return fees.

Students also have the option to mail their payment. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Bryant University and mailed to:

Bryant University
P.O. Box 835
Providence, RI 02901-0835

Late Payment Penalty

A late payment penalty of $75 may be assessed to the student's account if payment is not made by the semester due dates. A registration and transcript hold will also be placed on the account and students will not be allowed to register for the following semester until their balance is resolved.

Further, in the event that a student does not pay his/her tuition fees, and the University finds it necessary to send the unpaid fees to a collection agency for collection, the student will be responsible to pay any reasonable collection fees and/or legal fees associated with said collection of the amount owed to Bryant University.

Tuition Refunds

The Bryant University Bursar will manage all refunds of tuition.  Fees are not refundable.
A student withdrawing from Bryant University must contact the PA Program Director, and complete a voluntary withdrawal form in the Registrar's Office in order for his/her withdrawal to be official.

Tuition refunds will be calculated as follows:

1st week of classes 80%
2nd week of classes 60%
3rd week of classes 40%
4th week of classes 20%
After 4th week of classes No refund

Due to the nature of the PA Program, single courses may not be dropped or added.  All coursework must be competed in sequence.

Living Expenses, Travel and Transportation

Students are responsible for arranging their own housing accommodations, transportation, and any expenses associated with travel and relocations occurring as a requirement of the program.  During the clinical phase most time will be spent at Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences.  The greater majority of these rotations will occur at healthcare facilities within 50 miles of the program, however students must be prepared to travel to sites outside of this radius.

Insurance

Students will be required to obtain health insurance as well as liability insurance through Bryant University.  The program includes the cost of these policies in Student Fees and will arrange coverage for enrolled students once they matriculate.

Financial Aid

The Bryant University Office of Financial Aid will coordinate financial aid for any student requiring student loans.

In order to be eligible for financial aid, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This document is used to determine eligibility for federal and institutional aid.  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

After completing the application, students are encouraged to contact the Bryant University Office of Financial Aid and speak with a Financial Aid Counselor.
    
Office of Financial Aid
Phone: (401) 232-6020
Email: finaid@bryant.edu
http://www.bryant.edu/admissions/cost-and-financial-aid/contact-a-financial-aid-counselor.htm

Financing Options

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program

Graduate students enrolled in a degree program on at least a half-time basis (6 credits) may be eligible to borrow through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Students must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web site www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Upon receiving confirmation of eligibility from the financial aid office, student borrowers will need to complete on-line Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) on the federal web site www.studentloans.gov.

Federal Grad PLUS

In addition to the Federal Direct Loan Program, eligible graduate students may also borrow through the Federal Grad PLUS Program. This may be particularly useful to graduate students in need of additional funding beyond the Federal Direct Loan's annual maximum of $20,500. The application, entrance counseling and Master Promissory Note must be completed at www.studentloans.gov.

Privately Funded Education Loans

A number of privately funded education loans are available to graduate students through non-profit lenders (generally one per state), as well as some of the larger for-profit lending firms. Further details are available in the Office of Financial Aid. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

Veterans Administration Educational Benefits

There are many education assistance programs available to eligible veterans and their dependents. Interested students are encouraged to contact Veterans Affairs at (800) 827-1000 or visit their website at www.vba.va.gov. There is a Veterans Administration Coordinator located in the Office of Academic Records and Registration.

Private Scholarships

In addition to information readily available through routine web searching, the Office of Financial Aid maintains an up-to-date online listing of scholarship notices from a number of foundations and organizations promoting their programs. These can be viewed by registered Bryant students in the financial aid section of the University's secure myBryant web portal.