2020 MEDEX Program Tuition, Fee & Estimated Expenses

An increase in tuition has been approved by the University of Washington. Please see below for new information. The following breakdown includes actual total tuition costs and estimated expenses for other needed items and services. Students have the primary responsibility to support themselves during training.  Expenses of the program include the following:

Tuition and Fees

Description Cost
TUITION
$9,485 per quarter for a total of 9 quarters (total for both 1st & 2nd Year)
No tuition increases in the second year
$85,365
UNIVERSITY STUDENT SERVICES/TECHNOLOGY FEE
University Quarterly Student Fees – $248/each qtr.
$86/each qtr. (UPASS) and $38/each qtr. (tech fee)
$3,348
UW IMMUNIZATION FEE (UW required)
$25/ each qtr. (HSIP) and $35/ one-time-only (CastleBranch registration)
$260
REQUIRED CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
Required to begin 1st summer qtr. and again in the 2nd year of training
$150
ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) CERTIFICATION
Needed before the clinical year. First time – $275/Recertification – $200
$275/$200
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES (estimated) $1,200
LAPTOP & REQUIRED SOFTWARE
Microsoft Office Suite – $100, ePocrates – $150/yr., Pt. Logging – $100
$3,500
BOOKS (estimated) $3,500
POSTER PRESENTATION – FINAL CAPSTONE PROJECT $150
TRAVEL EXPENSES (2nd year – estimated)
Student should be prepared to travel for clerkship rotations and preceptorship. Summer quarter 2020 requires students to be on the UW Seattle campus for 2 weeks and required to be on campus the again in summer quarter 2021 for 2 weeks. If you are not from the Seattle area then additional travel and housing costs must be budgeted.
$6,500-$12,000

All campuses have the same cost and expenses as shown above. Differences in cost of living and flights are estimated below, as a guide.

Comparative overall cost of living and travel for each campus, relative to Seattle.
• Kona, Hawaii – 1% higher cost of living than Seattle
• Anchorage – 2% higher cost of living than Seattle
• Spokane – 15% lower cost of living than Seattle
• Tacoma – 6% lower cost of living than Seattle

Travel cost estimates, round trip from each distant campus to Seattle.
• Kailua-Kona to Seattle $500 – $750
• Anchorage to Seattle $240 – $300
• Spokane to Seattle $100 – $200

Other Expenses

Health Insurance – Cost dependent on cover options students choose.
We strongly encourage everyone to have adequate health insurance. For now, please don’t drop your current coverage and explore the provisions for extending your coverage under the COBRA plan which is designed for people who are quitting their jobs but want to maintain insurance coverage.