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Financial Information for the Medical Imaging Program

The cost of attending Emory University includes tuition and Other academic charges, living expenses, and incidental expenses, such as textbooks and supplies. Charges for summer semester are the same as for any Other term unless specified Otherwise. As costs continue to rise throughout the economy, the University anticipates that educational costs will be adjusted from time to time. The University reserves the right to revise tuition and Other charges when necessary.

Tuition and Fees for 2013–2014 (per semester)
Tuition for Medical Imaging Program $5,500
Activity Fee (fall and spring semesters) $89
Activity Fee (summer semester) $0
Athletic Fee (fall and spring semesters) $157
Athletic Fee (summer semester) $47
Mental Health and Counseling Fee $58
Immunization and Disability Fee $125
Technology Fee $67

The Immunization and Disability Fee covers the cost of administering the immunizations, the PPD tuberculin skin tests, and the care and treatment of students with positive PPD conversions, as well as the cost of long-term disability insurance. Tuition charges cover tuition, use of all facilities of instruction, general medical and health services, and library services. Medical Imaging students pay a one-time $100 Clinical Administrative Fee for their first semester of enrollment to cover background checks and drug testing required for clinical rotations and a one-time transcript fee of $70.

Part-time students (those registered for a course load of less than 12 hours) pay one-twelfth of the full-time rate for each semester hour. Health services for part-time students are limited to outpatient consultation. Special standing students are under the same financial regulations as regular health professions students.

If a student remains in school and drops a portion of work after the last day for change of courses, the student will not receive a refund for the work dropped. Students who have completed course and residence requirements for their degree but remain in residence to complete special projects (without obtaining credit) or to prepare for examinations must register at the beginning of each semester. Such registration requires a $500 fee.

Audit Courses
The same charge for credit courses applies. Audited courses may not be established for credit by examination nor may audit courses be transferred to credit courses after the first week of classes.

Policy Statement on Refunds

Students who withdraw from the curriculum for any reason may qualify for a tuition refund on a semester basis. Tuition refunds will apply as follows:

Withdrawal During Charge Credit
First week (through Drop/Add) 0% 100%
Second week 20% 80%
Third week 40% 60%
Fourth week 60% 40%
Fifth week 80% 20%

There will be no refunds after the fifth week of any semester.

Books

The Emory University Bookstores, located in the Oxford Road Building, stock new and used textbooks for all Emory courses, as well as a broad selection of study aids, general and scholarly trade titles, school and office supplies, Emory-imprinted clothing and gifts, and many Other items.

Equipment

Each medical student is required to furnish certain equipment, which must meet standard requirements of the medical faculty. The University assumes no financial responsibility for the equipment. Purchase of a microscope is not required.

Campus Dining

Meals are available at several campus dining areas, including the central Food Service operation in the Dobbs University Center (DUC). Fast food service is available in Cox Hall. For additional information, check out the Emory Dining website at www.emory.edu.dining

Housing

Undergraduates have a range of living options on campus, from traditional residence halls to suites to apartment-style living. Also, the Office of Residence Life and Housing provides information regarding off-campus housing. Contact them at (404) 727-7631 or refer to their website at http://www.emory.edu/housing.

Transportation

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport makes Emory readily accessible to or from any part of the world. Airport limousines provide transportation to the campus. Rapid transit authority buses connect Emory to Atlanta’s rapid rail system (Lindbergh Station) and all parts of the city.

Campus shuttle buses operate weekdays, stopping at various points around campus, including the parking decks, University graduate and undergraduate housing, Emory University Hospital and Clinic, the Rehabilitation Center, and Wesley Woods. For a schedule and route map, contact the Transportation and Parking Services Office at 1945 Starvine Way (in the Clairmont campus parking deck). http://transportation.emory.edu . Separate shuttle routes serve Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Financial Assistance

Prospective students who need financial assistance should begin early to investigate aid available to them. They should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 if they plan to enroll the following fall. The FAFSA can be accessed on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Emory University school code is 001564. Submit any additional documentation requested by the Financial Aid Office, such as federal tax returns, before March 1.

All matriculating students with loans must complete a mandatory online entrance interview as well as an exit interview upon graduation.

Special Note for Medical Imaging Students Beginning in Summer:
Some medical imaging students begin in the summer semester, which is the last semester of the financial aid year. Students beginning in Summer 2014 must complete a 2013-2014 FAFSA for Summer 2014 as well as a 2014-2015 FAFSA for Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Summer 2015.

Federal Pell Grants

These grants are based on the information contained in the FAFSA. Students who establish high financial need may receive up to $5,645 in 2013-2014. Students who establish lesser need will receive smaller awards based on a sliding scale.

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grants

These grants are awarded to Georgia residents who are full-time undergraduate students. The amount is $350 per semester.

HOPE Scholarship

HOPE is awarded to undergraduate students who are Georgia residents and have achieved a 3.0 or better GPA in their college coursework at selected checkpoints (30th, 60th and 90th semester hours). Eligible students will receive $3,600 annually as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA. Students who completed a bachelor’s degree or attempted greater than 127 semester hours are not eligible.

Scholarships

There are a limited number of Scholarships for medical imaging students based on financial need. Eligibility is based on information from your FAFSA, and no additional application is required.

Allied Health Tuition Loans

Health professions students are eligible to borrow from the University to assist in paying tuition. The interest rate is currently 4.22 percent (fixed). No additional application is required.

Federal Loans

The Office of Financial Aid will determine a student's eligibility for federal Direct Stafford Loans and federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS). Students who wish to accept those loans will be given instructions on how to complete the loan promissory note when they receive their financial aid award letter.

Private loans

Students who need additional funds beyond the amount awarded by the Financial Aid Office may apply for private student loans. These loans require the borrower to undergo a credit check, and the interest rate is determined by the student's credit score. More information about these and all Other student loans is available on the Financial Aid Office website at http://www.emory.edu/FINANCIAL_AID/undergraduates/allied_health/financing-private.php

Veterans Benefits

Students eligible for Veterans Administration Benefits should notify the Office of Financial Aid and coordinate this Information with the Office of the Registrar.

Other Scholarships

Some professional organizations for health care workers at the national and state levels offer scholarship opportunities. Students can research these programs by searching on the web or by talking to faculty members in their academic program. In most cases, a separate application would be supplied by the sponsor of the scholarship.

Payment Plan

Students have the option of making four separate monthly payments for their tuition and fees via the Emory Payment Plan. There is a $60 fee to make use of the payment plan, and it is not available for summer semester. See http://www.emory.edu/studentfinancials_EPP.htm  for details.