At Saba University, we are cognizant of the cost of medical education. Saba University offers a tuition that compares extremely favorably to other schools while delivering on our commitment to quality.
According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, the per-semester tuition at public medical schools in the U.S. now exceeds $25,000. The cost has risen so high that most students must seek additional financing beyond what they can obtain through federal loan programs, such as Stafford Loans.
Of the very few medical schools located in the Caribbean whose students have the ability to obtain licensure in all 50 states and Canada, Saba University offers the most cost-effective tuition. This enables students to complete their education with far less indebtedness. This is especially true when compared with other Caribbean medical schools whose tuition and fees are 60% to 80% greater.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and Fees for Saba University School of Medicine are as follows:
- Basic Sciences Tuition per Semester (Semesters 1-5): $15,000
- Clinical Medicine Tuition per Semester (Semesters 6-10): $17,100
- Part-Time Tuition per Credit Hour: $585
FEES AND DEPOSITS
- Application Fee: $75
- Clinical Liability Insurance per Semester: $295
- Graduation Fee: $375
- First Semester Lab Fee: $345
- Kaplan Review: $500
- Lab Fee (Saba campus only): $195
- Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit: $750
- Non-Refundable Administrative Fee: $100
- Returned Check (insufficient funds): $35
- Shelf Exam Fee (Saba campus only): $125
- Student Activity Fee: $50
- Transcript Fee: $10
Tuition and fees listed herein are effective September 1, 2016. Saba University School of Medicine Board of Trustees reserves the right to change tuition and fees or to establish additional fees or charges whenever in their opinion such action is deemed necessary.
Unaccompanied first semester students at Saba University are expected to live in one of the dormitories. Consistent with the university’s commitment to supporting the broader community, these dormitories are owned by Saba residents.
The dormitory rent and fees are listed below. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, refrigerator and microwave. Fees are payable to and collected by dormitory management. The fee is due upon arrival on Saba. For additional dormitory information please contact the Admissions Office.
Hillside Dorm Single: $2,450
Hillside Dorm Security Deposit: $150
Hillside Dorm Fuel Charge: $150
Hillside Dorm Water Charge: $200
Dormitory rates listed herein are effective January 1, 2016, and are subject to change as deemed necessary.
Tuition Payment Policies
The following are the Tuition Payment Policies for students at Saba University School of Medicine:
Students will be billed approximately two months prior to the beginning of each new semester. Invoices are mailed to the permanent address on record for registered students.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR PAYMENTS
All students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees in U.S. funds, by wire, personal check, bank check or money order, one month prior to matriculation into each new semester, whether in the Basic Sciences or Clinical Medicine Program.
All students entering into first semester must pay tuition 45 days prior to matriculation.
If payment is made by check, the cancelled check will serve as the student’s receipt. If a student remits a payment check that is returned because of insufficient funds, he or she must make any future payments to the University in the form of a U.S. bank check or money order. Payment of all tuition and fees is due in full by the due date specified on the student bill. A returned check fee of $35.00 will be imposed for a personal check returned not honored.
WHERE TO SEND PAYMENTS
Payments for a student’s semester bill should be directed to the Bursar’s Office. If a bill is not received, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Finance Office.
Please mail your check or money order in U.S. funds, made payable to Saba University School of Medicine, to:
C/O R3 Education Inc.
27 Jackson Road, Suite 301
Devens, Massachusetts 01434, United States
Saba also accepts payments via wire transfer. View Wire Transfer Information for the correct instructions.
CLINICAL PROGRAM FEES
All fees for the Clinical Medicine Program must be paid prior to graduation. A student whose account has not been paid in full, or otherwise cleared by the Finance Office, will be subject to cancellation of class enrollment.
Saba University reserves the right to withhold all diplomas, degrees, official transcripts and any other documentation from any student with outstanding financial obligations.
Students will be assessed a late fee of $200 for tuition not paid on or before the tuition due date. Tuition not received prior to the start of each semester will result in cancellation of classes. (Rates are subject to change without notice.)
DROPPED, FAILED, REPEATED COURSES
Courses that are repeated because they were dropped or failed in a previous semester will be assessed a tuition fee on the basis of credit hours.
A request for withdrawal must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean of Basic Sciences or the Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine.
Laboratory fees are non-refundable after the start of class.
Please refer to the Saba University Catalog for our refund policy.
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
Students at Saba University are required to carry health insurance coverage for the duration of their medical school program. Proof of coverage is necessary upon matriculation and is often required by hospitals prior to students beginning a clinical rotation. Information on individual and group policies will be included in the student’s admission packet or may be requested from the Administration Office.
MEDICAL EVACUATION AND REPATRIATION INSURANCE
This blanket insurance policy covers Emergency Medi-vac and repatriation. The premium is included as part of the tuition fees. It is mandatory that all Basic Sciences students and dependents carry this insurance.
Students must carry liability insurance during their clinical clerkships. Application forms will be provided to the student upon admission to the Clinical Medicine program.