Assessment of Tuition and Fees

Per Credit Hour Assessments

Students are assessed tuition and fees based on a per credit hour system. The typical student is assessed for 50 credit hours. The table of the following page summarizes the per credit hour course assessment.

Payment Due Dates

Payment of the upcoming academic year is due in full during the scheduled registration times. Specific dates will be provided. The approximate registration periods are listed below:

  • New matriculates – End of July/Beginning of August during Year 1 Orientation
  • Rising Year 2 students – Middle of May (at the end of Year 1 classes)
  • Rising Year 3 students – Middle of May (at the end of Year 2 classes)
  • Rising Year 4 students – Middle of June (at the end of Year 3 clerkships)

Students approved by the Financial Aid Office and those enrolled in an approved payment plan will be given a waiver at the time of registration. Students on scholarship are responsible at the time of registration for paying all assessments NOT covered by the scholarship. Students are responsible for monitoring and accepting scholarships and all financial aid packages

When completing registration for the academic term, students become financially responsible for payment of all applicable fees by the published due dates and must sign-off on a Promissory Note. Payments not received by the due dates are subject to collection, attorney, and litigation costs as well. Students should familiarize themselves with their electronic bill (eBill) including billing and payment dates.

WSUSOM Courses and Credit Hours

Year Course Number Course Credit Hours
Year 1 Courses 5000
5100
5200
5300
5400
5500
5600
5700
0900
Gross Anatomy
Histology/Embryology
Biochemistry
Physiology
Medical Genetics
Clinical Nutrition
Neurosciences
Patient, Population, Physician (P3)
First Patient Capstone Course
12
6
6
6
3
3
8
6
0
Total = 50
Year 2 Courses 6000
6100
6200
6300
6400
6500
6520
6610
0910
Immunology/Microbiology/ID
Pharmacology
Psychiatry
Pathobiology
Pathophysiology
Clinical Medicine II
Translational Medicine 2
Step 1 Preparation
First Patient Capstone Course (2017-18) academic year
10
5
3
5
18
7
2
1
0
Total = 51
Year 3 Courses 7000
7100
7200
7300
7400
7500
7600
7700
Various*7800
7815
Continuity Clinic Clerkship
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Pediatrics
Surgery
Psychiatry
Ob/Gyn
Neurology
Elective 1 (Year 3)Directed Study (Special Matriculation)
Elective Placeholder for assessment
3
4
8
8
8
4
8
4
3
Total = 50
1 to 6
3
Year 4 Courses 8160
Multiple
Various*
Various*
Various*
Various*
Various*
Various*
9545
Emergency Medicine
Sub-Internship (Medicine 8470, Surgery 9490, Family Med 8210, Pediatrics 9210)
Elective 2
Elective 3
Elective 4
Elective 5
Elective 6
Elective 7
Step 2 Preparation
7
76
6
6
6
6
6
1
Total = 51

Tuition Cancellation Guidelines

The School of Medicine assesses tuition on a per-credit hour model. The following tuition cancellation guidelines will apply for students who drop courses. The deadlines are relative to the scheduled first session of the course, where “Week 1” refers to the first week of the course. Courses dropped by the deadlines will receive 100% tuition cancellation, and 0% tuition cancellation thereafter. For leaves of absence, the start date of the leave (and the date of last attendance) will determine the date of the course was dropped. For dismissals and withdrawals, the date of the dismissal (or withdrawal) determines the date the course was dropped.

Drop By End of Year 1 Courses Year 2 Courses Year 3 Courses Year 4 Courses
1st Week Clinical Nutrition
Genetics
Pathobiology
Pharmacology
Psychiatry
All 1-month and 2-month clerkships and the Year 3 elective All required clerkships and electives
2nd Week Anatomy
Biochemistry
Histology
Neurosciences
Physiology
Immuno/Micro/ID None None
3rd Week None Pathophysiology Continuity Clinic Clerkship None
6th Week Population, Patient, Physician Clinical Med 2
Translational Medicine 2
None None
Exceptions: Full tuition cancellation will apply for dropped courses due to: 1) Year 1 students approved to change from a full course load to the Modified program; and 2) Year 3 students who enter Special Matriculation due to USMLE Step 1 failure. Dropped courses will not show on the transcript.

Special Adjustments and Appeals

The Registrar of the university is authorized to make adjustments in the application of tuition assessments when unusual circumstances warrant per university policies. Circumstances which may warrant special tuition cancellation are a complete withdrawal for medical reasons, or serious illness or death of an immediate family member. Tuition cannot be cancelled for insufficient funds, undocumented reasons, or reasons within the control of the student. Students who wish to have their requests reviewed must submit a written request to the Registrar, School of Medicine, 318 Mazurek Medical Education Commons, 320 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201. Please provide a comprehensive statement of the facts and a complete description of the resolution you are requesting.

Assessment for Repeated Coursework

Students who are allowed to repeat coursework will be assessed $2,500 for each repeated course or the per-credit hour fee for courses less than $2,500. Year 3 students will have their assessment reduced if only required to repeat a portion of the clerkship. Students will be placed on financial aid probation and the eligibility for federal financial aid will be determined per the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

Assessment for USMLE Step 1 Extended Examination Preparation

Students who are required to take extended preparation time before taking USMLE Step 1 will be enrolled in a Step 1 Preparation course for 1 credit hour per month for up to six months. Students delaying beyond 6 months will be placed on an administrative leave of absence.

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