Tuition for the 11-month (45-week) clinical program year is $7,300/year (subject to change).

The billing arrangements for students enrolled in their college/university are pre-determined and stated in the affiliation agreement signed between the University and Hospital. Check with the Program Director or your college/university advisor for your institution’s arrangement; tuition options in the affiliation agreements may include:

  1. the student pays no college tuition; UPMC Chautauqua bills the student, or
  2. the student pays college tuition that exceeds’s tuition; the university pays UPMC Chautauqua, or
  3. the student pays college tuition; UPMC Chautauqua bills the college and also bills the student any difference if UPMC Chautauqua tuition exceeds the college tuition.

Tuition will be billed in two installments; the first payment (Rotation I) is due no later than November 15th (Fall) and the second payment (Rotation II) is due no later than March 15th (Spring). (Note: the deposit submitted upon acceptance to the Program is utilized to pay for the certification exam at the completion of the program year).

Credit card payment via a secure on-line portal is preferred, although a check or money order is acceptable.  All tuition must be paid by the above stated deadlines or a student may be dismissed from the program


The purchase of the required textbooks is the responsibility of the student. A required book list with ISBN numbers is provided, along with suggested purchasing options. Most textbook acquisition is least expensive directly from the publisher which offers a significant discount, or through a book distributor (Pro Forma program with Rittenhouse Book Distributors). A student is to have all required books in his/her possession at the start of the internship year; these texts will be actively utilized throughout the year. In the unlikely happening that a text(s) must be purchased by the Program due to availability, the student will be required to purchase the text(s) (payment to UPMC Chautauqua) during the first week of classes.

The current cost of books for the whole internship year is approximately $700 (subject to change).


If a student withdraws or is dismissed prior to completion of the program, no monies will be refunded (paid deposit, tuition, etc.). Any outstanding bills, including textbook fees, fall tuition and/or spring tuition (depending on time of departure), must be paid in accordance with the policies outlined in the Student Handbook.

Other Student Expense Responsibilities

The following list includes items not provided by the program or UPMC Chautauqua and any financial obligations related to these are the responsibility of the student.

  • Housing – leads on area apartments/housing are provided to students at the recommendation of past students. Ample housing opportunities are available in the area.
  • Food – meals are available in the Hospital’s cafeteria at the employee-reduced rate. Many students brown-bag their lunch; a refrigerator and microwave are available.
  • Transportation – the distance of housing and shopping centers from the hospital may require the use of a vehicle or other form of transportation. Note: ample free parking is available in employee designated lots.
  • Personal clothing – an official dress code is made available to the accepted students. Attire suitable for a patient-service environment is expected, including scrub-type uniforms and a conservative, professional appearance.
  • Disposable lab coats needed for specimen handling or patient care are provided by the hospital. A personal, professional lab coat (white or colored) is optional.
  • Pre-entry physical – see Student Health Policies
  • Medical Insurance (if applicable) – see Student Health Policies
  • Liability Insurance (if applicable) – see Student Health Policies
  • Certification examination (fee covered by the acceptance deposit) and/or licensing fees.
Financial Aid

UPMC Chautauqua does not participate in the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Student Loan program or in federal loan programs. Students who wish to obtain financial aid must do so through their college or university.