Postbaccalaureate Prehealth Program

Tuition and Fees

Comprehensive tuition for students entering the Program during 2016 is $39,000.

This is a one-time program fee, not a per-academic year fee, and covers the ten courses typically required for entrance to the health professions. While enrolled in the program, all students may take additional courses on a $3,900 per-course tuition basis. All other academic services of the Postbaccalaureate Program including workshops, receptions, internship placements, advising, and application support are also covered by this program fee.

Students are charged a Student Activities Fee ($93 per semester).

Students may also choose to live in campus housing (limited availability) and/or purchase a campus meal plan.

For additional program and admission information, visit the Postbaccalaureate Pre-Health Program website.

Institutional Funding

College funding is not available for postbaccalaureate students.

Federal Student Loans

  • Postbaccalaureates may qualify for the Federal Stafford Loan (FDSL). Students are only eligible for twelve consecutive months of a Stafford Loan as a postbaccalaureate student.
  • Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and should list their year in school as a 5th year undergraduate.
    Postbaccalaureate students are not considered graduate students for the purposes of federal aid since they are not working on a master's or doctorate degree in the initial term of the school year.
  • Parent information is required on the FAFSA for students who do not meet the federally defined criteria of independent status for financial aid.
  • Postbaccalaureate students must provide documentation as to the courses they will be taking to fulfill their educational requirements.

Private Student Loans

Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan

Tuition Billing

  • The comprehensive fee billed in July and December ($19,500/semester) plus the SGA fee ($93/semester) is not refundable once classes begin.  Students are eligible to return in subsequent semesters to finish the program, but courses attempted and not earned count toward the 10 course limit.  Courses needed beyond the 10 course limit will be billed by the credit.
  • No separate fee is charged prior to the start of the summer courses
  • First term billing occurs in July (if starting in the summer or fall) and payment is due by July 31
  • Second term billing occurs in December and payment is due by January 5
  • Tuition and Fees = $39,186, ½ for each of the first two semesters of enrollment

Withdrawal Policy

  • If a postbaccalaureate student starts in the summer and withdraws or takes a leave of absence prior to the end of the two summer courses, no additional fee will be applied but the deposit will be forfeited.
  • Postbaccalaureate students who start in the fall or the spring and withdraw during the semester will be subject to the semester refund schedule. Attempted credits count toward the 10 course limit. Students may return to complete the program but will be charged additional fees once the 10 course limit, including attempted courses, is reached.

Refund of Federal Student Loan

Federal aid refund policies are different than institutional refund policies.  For students receiving federal loans for the fall or spring, “earned” loan funds are prorated based on the time enrolled (percent earned vs. unearned).

  • For example, if a student has a Stafford Loan and leaves on the 40th day of the semester, they have “earned” 38% of their Stafford Loan (based on 105 days in the semester).  The remainder of the Stafford Loan (“unearned”) must be returned to the federal government by Mount Holyoke College which may create a balance due on the student account.