All School of Medicine students are expected to pay tuition and fees in the amount established by the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama according to the due dates set by the Board and in accordance with Board policy. Students are also expected to pay all charges and fees established by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and/or the University of Alabama by the deadlines set by those institutions. Students who fail to pay their account balance by the appropriate deadline may accrue a late payment fee, may be withdrawn from their current and future schedule, and may be placed on an involuntary leave of absence. Non-payment may also result in a hold being placed on the student's records such that the student will not have access to future registration, grades, or academic transcripts until the account is paid in full. If a student is withdrawn from their schedule for nonpayment, reinstatement in a schedule can occur only after full payment of the account; however, there is no guarantee that the identical schedule can be re-created. Courses interrupted for nonpayment will have to be repeated in full.
DefinitionsAlthough the academic year is considered one term, and although enrollment is considered to be continuous, the following definitions may be used to clarify this policy.
- Academic year: The complete cycle of course offerings for a particular class, typically conducted as follows. See the School of Medicine Academic Calendar for specific dates.
- MS 1: Orientation – last instructional module prior to summer break
- MS 2: First instructional module after summer break – end of Block VI
- MS 3: Block I – end of Block VI
- MS 4: Block I – end of Block VIa
- First term: The first half of the academic year running from summer until winter break
- Second term: The second half of the academic year running from after winter break until the end of the academic year
- Leave of absence: Time away from the medical school curriculum that is officially approved by the Associate Dean for Students
- Midpoint of a term: A date near the middle of a term. See the School of Medicine Academic Calendar for specific dates for each class.
ExceptionsStudents who take a leave of absence, transfer, resign, or are dismissed from the University of Alabama School of Medicine may be charged tuition and fees as follows:
|Leave of Absence, Transfer, Resignation, or Dismissal Date||Tuition for Term||Fees|
|0 to 15 days after the start of a term, no course completed||None||Leave of absence: All health-related fees plus pager fee if applicable
Transfer, resignation, or dismissal: Health-related fees if health services utilized, otherwise none
|0 to 15 days after the start of a term, at least one course completed||One-half tuition for the term||All health-related fees plus pager fee if applicable|
|16 days after the start of a term to the midpoint of that term||One-half tuition for the term||All fees|
|After the midpoint of a term||Full tuition for the term||All fees|
Students who return from a leave of absence to medical school coursework or who transfer into UASOM may be charged tuition and fees as follows:
|Start Date||Tuition for Term||Fees|
|Start to midpoint of a term||Full tuition for the term||All fees|
|After the midpoint of a term||One-half tuition for the term||All fees|
Students in the MD/PhD and other combined UAB programs are charged specific fees relevant to the School of Medicine while they are on leave and fees required by the combined program. Fees are not duplicated by either school.
May / June Graduation:
Students who enroll in a course in the second term of the academic year and graduate at the end of that term in May/June will be charged full tuition and fees for that term, regardless of the number of weeks enrolled.
Students who extend their graduation from May/June to August and who enroll in a course during that time period will be charged one half of the tuition charge for a term and all fees, regardless of the number of weeks enrolled.
Students who enroll in a course in the first term of the academic year and graduate at the end of that term in December will be charged full tuition and fees for that term, regardless of the number of weeks enrolled.
See also: Institutional Refund Policy and Federal Return of Title IV Funds Policy
Originally approved by Dean William B. Deal, MD, on January 16, 2001. Revised and approved by Dean Ray Watts, MD, on June 22, 2011. Pager fee effective December 1, 2003.