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Paramedicine Program Costs

The EMS Paramedicine Program at Central Washington University is unique in a number of ways. The Program and associated coursework is very intensive with a considerable emphasis on advanced medical practice; the extensive network of clinical and field affiliates provide a wealth of clinical experiences, but demand considerable travel; 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; students of the EMS Paramedicine Program undergo markedly extensive incidental education (e.g., certification courses and specialized training in topics of EMS); and all Paramedicine students experience a very intensive clinical experience that demands close contact with patients and required immunizations from disease, just to name a few of the unique attributes.

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):

2012-2014

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.
 
ItemResidentNon-Resident
Tuition Total for 1year full-time (3 Quarters each year and 13 to 18 credits/Quarter) for courses in the Major*$8,555$19,908
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)$525$525
Clinical Tracking Program Fees$150$150
Malpractice Liability Insurance for 1st Year$20$20
PHTLS Certification$25$25
NRP Certification$100$100
AHA BCLS & ACLS Certifications$12$12
PALS Certification$12$12
NREMT- P Practical Exam Fee$400$400
Medical Document Manager from Certified  Background$97$97
Equipment & Fees (stethoscope, calipers, patches, etc.)$200$200
Health Status Verifications, Immunizations, Background Checks, Drug Screens, etc.$500$500
Travel Expenses – Fuel (15,000 miles at $0.53c/mile)$7,950$7,950
Grand Total$20,746$32,099

If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Ostrow at 509-963-1098 or ostrowv@cwu.edu.

Paramedicine Bachelor of Science Degree (2nd Year) Program
2012 - 2014

*Estimate of Student Expenses for One Academic Year

Year Two  
ItemResidentNon-Resident
Tuition for 1 year Full-time (3 Quarters each year and 13-15 credits/Quarter) for courses in the Major*$8,555$19,908
Online Course Fees (2nd Year Only)$560$560
Textbooks (for 1 year)$1,100$1,100
Grand Total$10,215$21,568

This is only an estimate. If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Ostrow at 509-963-1098 or ostrowv@cwu.edu.