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Paramedicine Program Costs

The EMS Paramedicine Program at Central Washington University is unique in a number of ways. Distinctions include: (1) the Program and associated coursework is very intensive with a considerable emphasis on advanced medical practice; (2)  the extensive network of clinical and field affiliates provide a wealth of clinical experiences, but demand considerable travel; (3) the student class of each academic year is a “captured cohort” that matriculates through the Program as a group and is regarded as a dedicated class unique to each academic year; (4) students of the EMS Paramedicine Program undergo markedly extensive incidental education (e.g., certification courses and specialized training in topics of EMS); and (5) all Paramedicine students experience a very intensive clinical experience that demands close contact with patients and required immunizations from disease.  While these represent some of the more notable distinctions, there are other unique attributes as well.

These unique aspects of the EMS Paramedicine Program imbue a notable burden on its students in the form of additional expenses and time commitments. Having the financial resources to successfully complete the EMS Paramedicine Program at Central Washington University is an important consideration for all prospective candidates. As such, the Program endeavors to disclose, to the greatest extent possible, reasonable cost estimates to its participants.

The following is an approximation of the likely costs associated with participation in the EMS Paramedicine Program based upon current year estimates (please note that some costs are one-time costs, some are for a single academic year, and others include costs for two years in the Major):


Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedicine*

*Please note: The estimated costs below are approximate and are Program-specific costs.  They do not include incidental living expenses such as food, housing, utilities, etc.  Some of the costs and fees listed may fluctuate throughout the academic year.  This is only a guideline.
Item Resident Non-Resident
Tuition Total for 1year full-time (3 Quarters each year and 13 to 18 credits/Quarter) for courses in the Major* $8,906 $25,010
Lab Fees for 1st Year $500 $500
Textbooks (for 2 years) $1,700 $1,700
Uniforms (for the 1st year) (3 shirts/3 trousers/1 jacket) $800 $800
Clinical Tracking Program Fees Platinum/EMS Testing $198 $198
Malpractice Liability Insurance for 1st Year $30 $30
PHTLS Certification  ( Outside of course) $250 $250
NRP Certification   (Outside of course) $125 $125
AHA BLS & ACLS Certifications $17 $17
PALS Certification $10 $10
NREMT- P Practical Exam Fee $450 $450
Criminal Background Screening from Certified  Background $25-$75 $25-$75
Misc. Equipment & Fees (stethoscope, calipers, patches, etc.) $200 $200
Health Status Verifications, Immunizations, Background Checks, Drug Screens, etc. $150 $150
Grand Total $13,350 $29,455

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Coordinator at 509-963-1098 or EMS@cwu.EDU

Paramedicine Bachelor of Science Degree (2nd Year) Program
2017 - 2019

*Estimate of Student Expenses for One Academic Year

Year Two    
Item Resident Non-Resident
Tuition for 1 year Full-time (3 Quarters each year and 13-15 credits/Quarter) for courses in the Major* $8,688 $21,,501
Online Course Fees (2nd Year Only) $560 $560
Textbooks (for 1 year) $1,100 $1,100
Grand Total $10,348 $23,161

This is only an estimate. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Coordinator at 509-963-1098 or EMS@cwu.EDU

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