Cost of Attendance

2015-2016 Cost of Attendance at UNTHSC

Cost of Attendance (COA) figures at UNTHSC include required fixed costs such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies.  COA also includes allowances for living expenses such as room, board, transportation, and personal expenses.  The COA is determined by the most accurate and up to date information at that time, and some figures can change to increase/decrease the listed amount.  The costs have been broken down into the various programs and schools within the university.

These are estimates only.  To help determine your budget, you can view this link for Tuition and Fees

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Physician Assistant Studies

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, MS Medical Sciences

School of Public Health School of Public Health Doctor of Physical Therapy UNT System College of Pharmacy
DO Years 1-4 PA Years 1-3

Masters and PhD

MS Medical Sciences

Masters and PhD/DrPH 

 Online Only DPT Years 1-3
 Years 1-2


  • We will need the 2015-2016 FAFSA for the above listed terms

The amounts above are based on full-time enrollment.  If you are not enrolled at least full-time, you will be assigned a half-time COA. The COA will be reviewed on the disbursement date.  Students who enroll full-time after receiving a half-time budget must notify the Financial Aid Office to increase their COA.  Most financial aid requires that students are enrolled at least half-time.  Please see the enrollment requirements below:

T.C.O.M., D.P.T. ,P.A. and S.C.P.

Students enrolled in these programs are considered Full-time by the FAO and the Registrar's Office.


Full-Time Half-Time
Summer 6 semester hours 3 semester hours
Fall/Spring 9 hours per semester 5 hours per semester
Students working on a thesis, dissertation or professional report can also be considered Full-time.


Full-Time Half-Time
Summer 6 semester hours 3 semester hours
Fall/Spring 12 hours per semester 5 hours per semester

Average Debt Amounts Incurred by Graduates

These numbers reflect the average total amount of federal loan debt our students acquire while finishing their programs of study at UNTHSC.  It does not include private or alternative lending nor is it intended to be a guideline for what you will need to borrow to finance your education at our institution. The decision of how much one borrows should be made on an individual level with the assistance of your financial aid counselor.

  • DO - $138,992
  • PA - $62,836
  • GSBS - $28,893
  • SPH - $51,989
  • DPT - $65,799

Default Information

U.S. Department of Education Cohort

These numbers indicate the percentage of our students that have defaulted on their federal student loans in recent years.   

2012 3 yr default

2011 3 yr default  3.1%
2011 2 yr default  1.3%
2010 3 yr default   2.0 %
2010 2 yr default 1.5%
2009 3 yr default 0.4%

FY 2009 0.40%
FY 2008 0.50%
FY 2007 0.60%
FY 2006 0.20%
FY 2005 0.10%

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This page last updated 15th May 2015