Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance (COA)

The Cost of Attendance represents the anticipated costs that a learner may incur during the enrollment period. It does not represent the actual cost of tuition and fees to attend UIWSOM. It is comprised of direct costs (tuition and fees) and indirect costs (room and board, books and supplies, transportation and other personal/miscellaneous costs). It also represents the maximum amount of funding for the aid year. Therefore, it is valuable for personal budgeting and planning.

The information provided below is subject to change. Please refer to BannerWeb for up-to-date information. 

For a comprehensive overview of UIWSOM billing and financial aid disbursement cycles, review Billing and Financial Aid Overview (PDF).

Cost of Attendance 2020-2021

Master of Biomedical Sciences- Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
Tuition $30,000
Fees $3,110
Books and Supplies $1,700
Room $10,610
Board $5,028
Transportation $3,666
Personal $6,268
Total $60,382
Anticipated Disbursement Date Fall: August 7, 2020
Spring: January 4, 2021
Anticipated Refund Date 

Fall: August 25, 2020
Spring: January 12, 2021

Allow an additional 2-5 business days for processing

Summer 2021 will be included in the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Year 1 Expenses and Due Dates
  Fall  Spring Total
Tuition $28,000 $28,000 $56,000
Fees $1,000 $1,000 $2,000
Books and Supplies $100 $100 $200
Room $5,461 $5,617 $11,078
Board $2,588 $2,662 $5,250
Transportation $1,887 $1,941 $3,828
Personal $3,227 $3,319 $6,546
Total $42,263 $42,639 $84,902
Anticipated Disbursement Date July 10, 2020 November 13, 2020

 Additional funding for summer 2021 will be provided in the 2021-2022 aid year. 

Year 2 Expenses and Due Dates
  Fall  Spring Total
Tuition $28,000 $28,000 $56,000
Fees $500 $500 $1,000
Books and Supplies $100 $100 $200
Room $6,553 $5,617 $12,170
Board $3,105 $2,662 $5,767
Transportation $2,264 $1,941 $4,205
Personal $3,872 $3,319 $7,191
COMLEX $705 $0 $705
Total $45,099 $42,139 $87,238
Anticipated Disbursement Date July 17, 2020 January 4, 2021  
Year 3 Expenses and Due Dates
  Summer Fall  Spring Total
Tuition $18,667 $18,667 $18,666 $56,000
Fees $333 $333 $334 $1,000
Books and Supplies $100 $100 $100 $300
Room $3,745 $3,745 $6,241 $13,731
Board $1,775 $1,775 $2,958 $6,508
Transportation $1,294 $1,294 $2,156 $4,744
Personal $2,213 $2,213 $3,688 $8,114
COMLEX  $3,143 $0 $0 $3,143
Total $31,270 $28,127 $34,143 $93,540
Anticipated Disbursement Date May 22, 2020 August 7, 2020 November 6, 2020

 Additional funding for summer 2021 will be provided in the 2021-2022 aid year. 

Year 4 Expenses and Due Dates
  Summer Fall  Spring Total
Tuition $18,667 $18,667 $18,666 $56,000
Fees $333 $333 $334 $1,000
Books and Supplies $100 $100 $100 $300
Room $1,560 $4,993 $5,617 $12,170
Board $740 $2,367 $2,664 $5,771
Transportation $539 $1,725 $1,940 $4,204
Personal $922 $2,950 $3,319 $7,191
Residency $0 $3,700 $0 $3,700
Total $22,861 $34,835 $32,640 $90,336
Anticipated Disbursement Date July 17, 2020 August 21, 2020 December 28, 2020

Cost of Attendance Adjustments

Adjustments to the established COA are permitted for learners who have additional qualifying expenses during the enrollment period, such as childcare costs, laptop, software and supplies. This adjustment increases a learner's loan eligibility. The Cost of Attendance Adjustment Form can be found at Current Forms, under the Other Forms folder.

Childcare Expenses

If a learner has childcare expenses, not private elementary or secondary school tuition, they may seek additional funding. The budget can be increased by the weekly rate paid for childcare during the actual period of enrollment, with a maximum increase up to $1,500 per semester for one child, $2,000 per semester for two children, $2,500 per semester for three children, or $3,000 per semester for four children or more.

Additional Educational Expenses

If a learner purchased a laptop, required software, or participated in a UIWSOM-required COMLEX boot camp, they may seek additional funding. (The boot camp must be required by UIWSOM, not recommended.) Expenses must be incurred during the aid year and should exceed allowances in the current COA. The maximum increase to the COA for a laptop purchase is $1,650 and up to $1,500 for any additional educational expense.

COMLEX Level-2 and Residency

In Year 3, funding allocations are provided for COMLEX Level 2- CE, PE, and travel. In Year 4, funding allocations are provided for residency-related expenses. If a learner incurs expenses higher than the allocated amount, a COA Adjustment is permitted. Receipts are required demonstrating that the expenses were higher than the allocation. 

Health Insurance

All learners are required to have health insurance. However, the cost of insurance is not included in the established COA. Learners that purchased UIW-sponsored insurance can request an increase to their COA after the insurance waiver deadline. 

Loan Fees

Federal loans are subject to a loan origination fee prior to disbursement. To recoup that funding, learners can request an increase to their Cost of Attendance for loan fees.

For assistance, please contact the Director of Enrollment Services at cavelez1@uiwtx.edu or the UIW Office of Financial Assistance at finaid@uiwtx.edu.