Overview School of Allied Health Sciences Professional Programs & Degrees Offered 550 TOTAL 152 Physical Therapy 83 Occupational Therapy 39 Respiratory Care 155 Physician Assistant Studies 121 Clinical Laboratory Sciences Graduate Undergrad Number of Students Program
An increase in designated tuition is proposed at $25 per semester credit hour for BS and $30 for Masters & Doctoral programs in each of the next two years.
In addition, a $10 per semester credit hour differential tuition increase in each of the next two years is proposed for the PAS and PT programs. This reflects the higher costs of these programs in comparison to other programs in the school.
The net change of tuition revenue is estimated at $2.1M over two years, or about 8% of the school’s operating budget over that same time period.
School of Allied Health Sciences Tuition Proposal 40 30 20 PAS & PT Students ONLY Differential Tuition 180 155 130 Total per SCH 210 180 150 Total per SCH 160 130 100 Designated Tuition 50 50 50 Legislated Tuition Graduate Degrees 130 105 80 Designated Tuition 50 50 50 Legislated Tuition Undergraduate Degrees AY 09-10 AY 08-09 Current
In 2005 SAHS experienced a $1.8 million expense over revenue deficit. This requires a subsidy by the hospitals and clinics, which are seeing declines in revenue. The current subsidy is $600,000.
Four approaches are being taken to address the deficit. One involves the need to increase tuition.
The school is recommending a tuition increase, implemented over two years through adjustments in designated tuition authority.
The increase will provide some relief for the deficit without asking students to bear an unfair share of the burden, yet will enable the school to remain very competitive in its overall tuition charges both regionally and nationally.