Estimated Program Costs


  • Estimated Full Tuition for the 27 months: $78,400.00 (Cohort starting May 2017) and includes the following items:
  • Stethoscope
  • Professional Instruments Lease
  • Textbooks
  • Surgical Scrubs (two pair)
  • Lab Coat with Logo (one coat)
  • Student Clinical Tracking Software
  • Board Preparation and Exam Materials
  • Electronic Medical Research Database (Medline)
  • Electronic Medical Reference (Access Medicine)
  • OAPA Student Membership Fee
  • AAPA Student Membership Fee
  • Parking
  • BLS Training
  • ACLS Training
  • Additional medical certifications (HIPAA, OSHA BloodBorne Pathogens and Universal Precautions, and more)

College Fees*

  • Graduation Fee $150.00

Other estimated expenses*

  • Health Record Maintenance & Background Check $350.00
  • Note: Food, Board, Transportation, Immunizations, and Health Insurance may vary widely, so they are not included in the estimate.

Other potential expenses*

  • Laptop Computer and Privacy Screen $2,000.00
  • Wireless Electronic Device (Clinical Year) $500.00
  • AAPA Conference Attendance (Semesters 4 and 7) $3000.00
  • Clinical Rotation Application Fee (Cleveland Clinic) $50.00

*subject to change

Accepted applicants will be notified shortly after interviews. Upon notice, applicants must submit $1,000 non-refundable deposit within two weeks to hold their position. A second non-refundable deposit of $500 is due before March 15th in order to continue to hold the position.  Applicants receiving an admission offer after March 1st will be required to submit the entire non-refundable deposit of $1,500 to hold their position.  The non-refundable deposit will be applied towards tuition.

Estimated expenses do not cover costs for student housing, travel, lodging or other expenses incurred during the program by the student. For example, students are required to pay all expenses while on clinical rotations and for the associated costs to come back to the College at the end of every rotation for testing. So, students need to plan accordingly to cover the additional costs incurred beyond tuition. Deposit, tuition, and fees are subject to change without notice. The tuition for in-state and out-of-state residents is the same.


All charges are due and payable on the schedule published by Lake Erie College Bursar's Office. Circumstances which prevent a student from adhering to these dates, should be discussed with the Bursar's Office. Students attending school under grants and/or loans should confer with the Bursar's Office concerning payment of fees. Students attending school under the G.I. Bill may discuss payment of school fees with the Bursar. Failure to make proper payments, unless otherwise cleared with the Bursar's Office, will result in dismissal from the College. The College will not issue grades, grant degrees, or furnish academic transcripts furnished until all financial obligations have been satisfied and all College property returned.

Policies and procedures for student withdrawal, refunds of tuition and fees, and policies and procedures for processing student grievances can be found in the student manual.


  • If withdraw/drop during week 1 of the semester - 100% refund
  • If withdraw/drop during week 2 of the semester - 80% refund
  • If withdraw/drop during week 3 of the semester - 60% refund
  • No refund if withdraw/drop after week 3 of the semester
  • If a student withdraws/ drops a class, all books and equipment must be returned to the program. Students may be billed for any items not returned.
  • $1,500.00 non-refundable acceptance fee will not be considered toward tuition refund.