Extended Curriculum Program

Regular Medical Program

The standard or "regular" medical program is 4 years of full-time enrollment (12 or more credits per semester). If you enroll less than full-time while you are a regular student, the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) will revise your cost of attendance (budget) and reduce your aid accordingly.  We must do this calculation before your Medical Unsubsidized Stafford Loan can be disbursed. Your regular Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans will disburse as long as you are taking at least 6 credits (registered as at least half time).

In the regular medical program (majors 2766 CHM, 4210 COM), the 2014-15 tuition and fees are:

Credit Level Resident
Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
1-5 $3,490.75 $6,990.75
6 $3,495.75 $6,995.75
7-11 $6,972.75 $13,971.75
12-99 $13,926.75 $27,924.75

CHM Extended Medical Program

A student may decide to request extension of his/her medical program for a variety of reasons (i.e. may want reduce academic load to balance school and family life, did not pass required class, did not pass Step I exam, etc). If a student is approved for extension, this is entered in the medical school’s database as approved by medical school.

A student can be extended, but elect to pay either the Regular tuition cost (as above) or the ECP (major 2824 CHM) Block Tuition.

The 2014-15 ECP Block Tuition (1-99 credits) is:

  • $9,295.75 for residents
  • $18,631.75 for non-residents

If you extend your program early in the preclinical curriculum, the ECP Block Tuition option may save money, but this is not necessarily the case if you extend late in your second year. A student can decide to extend, but cannot go back and forth between Regular and ECP status during the preclinical curriculum. Once a student begins their clinical program, they will be assessed the Regular tuition rates (ECP Block Tuition is no longer an option).

Minimum enrollment requirements

The following are enrollment requirements for aid disbursement (whether classified as Regular or ECP):

  • Stafford, Grad PLUS – 6 credits
  • LDS, PCL – 12 credits required
  • Scholarships – Varies dependent on award (double check with OFA)
    • 12 credits required for Armed Forces and NHSC

Enrollment level required for in-school loan deferment status

Typically no payment is required on student loans until 6 months after a student ceases to be enrolled on at least a half-time (6 credits) basis.  If a student is below half-time for more than 6 months they should contact their loan servicer(s) to make arrangements for repayment or forbearance (temporary postponement of repayment).