GENERAL TUITION ASSESSMENT
Medical students at Saint Louis University School of Medicine who progress through the curriculum in the usual manner will pay four years of tuition, which is billed twice annually. There are several payment options that students may utilize. For more information on these options click here
All medical students are expected to comply with the University’s tuition payment schedule as published on the student financial services website
and listed on the billing statement. Any student who fails to meet the University’s announced deadline for the initial tuition payment will be subject to a hold being placed on their student account as well as incur finance charges.
All medical students must satisfy the University’s registration requirements in a timely manner as a condition of continued enrollment in the School of Medicine. Graduating students must satisfy all tuition and other financial obligations to the University before their degree will be conferred, i.e., health insurance, etc. Students who either withdraw or transfer must also satisfy all tuition and financial obligations to the University prior to the finalization of the changed status. Outstanding tuition balances remaining at the end of the academic year must be paid in full no later than June 1 of each year. Any outstanding tuition balance or other financial obligation remaining after that date may prevent the student from registering and beginning the next academic year.
In addition to completing the prescribed curriculum, School of Medicine policy stipulates that all students will pay no less than four full years of tuition (eight semesters) in order to graduate. Transfer students must have paid full tuition for every academic year in attendance. In special circumstances it may be possible for a student to complete the required curriculum in fewer months than is customary. Any accommodation to an individual’s personal preference and situation, however, does not excuse such a student from paying the required full tuition.REFUND POLICY
Students who matriculate, assessed tuition, and then withdraw from the School of Medicine may be refunded a portion of the tuition. A student may withdraw up to the end of the second week and be refunded 100% of the tuition charge; up to the end of the third week 90%; up to the end of the fourth week 80%; and, up to the end of the fifth week 70% of the tuition charge; at the beginning of the sixth week no tuition will be refunded. SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY
Per the guidelines set forth by the Committee on Student Progress and Program Planning (CSPPP), in order to maintain satisfactory academic progress in the M.D. Degree Program, a student must meet all of the following quantitative and qualitative criteria.1) Quantitative Criteria: a student must:
- Complete Phases 1 and 2 in no more than thirty-six months.
- Sit for USMLE Step 1 within three months of the completion of Phase 2, unless a later date is approved in advance, in writing, by the CSPPP. Even if a delay is granted, students must still meet all other quantitative criteria, including quantitative criteria #3.
- Receive a passing score on USMLE Step 1 within 14 months of the completion of Phase 2.
- Complete Phase 3 in no more than thirty-six months after receiving a passing score on USMLE Step 1.
- Receive a passing score on USMLE Step 2-CK and take Step 2-CS within thirty-six months of receiving a passing score on USMLE Step 1.
- Complete all academic requirements for the awarding of the M.D. Degree in no more than seventy-two months.
NOTE: Time that students spend on approved leaves of absence does not count towards the quantitative criteria.
2) Qualitative Criteria: a student must:
Achieve a passing grade in all courses attempted.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE (LOA)
NOTE: When students receive a failing grade in a course, or courses, and are permitted by the CSPPP to remediate their failing grades, they will be considered to be making satisfactory progress while undertaking the approved remediation, unless they also fail to meet a quantitative criterion.
Students on an approved LOA are not eligible for financial aid or other enrollment benefits such as loan deferments. However, exceptions are made to individuals that are on certain academic LOA’s. Please visit the Office of Curricular Affairs
for types of LOA’s.WITHDRAWAL FROM THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
- Students are billed for tuition and fees on a semester basis. A student who matriculates and withdraws may be refunded a portion of the semester’s tuition. (See stated refund policy.)
Financial aid is awarded based on the assumption that a student will be attending classes for the entire academic year. Students who have been awarded financial aid (including loans) and withdraw will have their Federal aid eligibility recalculated based on the percentage of the semester that has been completed.