Tuition - COPE Health Scholars

Tuition and Application Fees

Duration Application Fee
(Starting 11/1/2020)
(including handling fee)
Tuition Handling Fee (Starting 12/1/2020)
15-month $21, including $1 handling fee $295 $7
9-month $475 $11
3-month $595 $14

Effective July 1st, 2024 our program fees for the 15-month track will increase from $295 to $325.
All other existing program track fees remain the same. Applicants need to be accepted before July 1st, 2024 to take advantage of current program pricing. Program fee updates apply at all participants Health Scholar locations.

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Enrollment Fees Breakdown

  • Application Fee
    The application fee covers the cost of processing the application.
  • Tuition
    Tuition includes instruction, a completion certificate from Keck Graduate Institute, course materials, uniform shirts and clearance costs. This is a one-time payment that covers the entire duration of the program.
  • Tuition Handling Fees 
    Handling fees cover the costs associated with an electronic payment.
  • Refunds
    Tuition, Application and other program related fees are non-refundable.
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    Other Program Costs

    • Immunizations, TB Screening & Titers
      All Scholars will need to have current immunizations and recent TB screenings during the clearance process. You may also be asked to get titers, which are blood tests that check for immunity to certain diseases. Requirements vary by site and will be discussed further during interviews. Immunizations are generally covered by health insurance or may be obtained from a school health center or low-cost community clinics. You may need to obtain the titers at your own expense.
    • CPR Certification
      Scholars are required to carry current CPR certification at the level of Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers through the American Heart Association. CPR certification is not included in tuition. COPE Health Scholars partners with several local CPR trainers to provide applicants exclusive discounts.
    • Uniform
      All Scholars are expected to wear khaki pants, white non-canvas shoes, and a white polo shirt to training.
    • COPE Connect Membership
      COPE Connect, the COPE Health Scholars alumni network, establishes lifelong engagement with our alumni through an online and in-person community of health care professionals and pre-professionals joined by a commitment to professional development and a culture of lifelong learning. COPE Connect is a valuable resource for the wide range of COPE Health Scholar alumni looking to connect, continue the journey of lifelong learning, access new career opportunities and grow professionally. Your tuition includes a one-year membership to COPE Connect. Membership automatically renews annually at the rate of $30 per year; however, when the tuition payment is submitted, an opt-out is available. COPE Connect offers members-only discounts, networking events, workshops and more.

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    Tuition Assistance

    A limited amount of tuition assistance is available to assist with a portion of the tuition. Tuition assistance applications can be provided during interviews. We also accept scholarships from outside organizations.

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    Transfer Fee

    Scholars desiring to transfer from one site to another site will need to fulfill the transfer requirements:

    1. Pay the transfer fee of $145
    2. Must attend a Clearance Appointment at new program site and submit all clearance documentation, as needed
    3. Clear a background check initiated by the transfer site
    4. Attend a site-specific training and orientation

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