This page provides details on what you may expect to pay for each academic period of your student career while you’re in the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program at UWS. This includes UWS direct costs of attendance for tuition and fees, as well as estimated indirect costs of attendance for living expenses.
Admission to the university includes a $50 application fee and a $300 tuition deposit to secure a seat in the desired entering class. Both fees are one-time and non-refundable. The tuition deposit is applied to the first term of tuition and not required if tuition deposit was already paid due to concurrent enrollment in NMD.
View additional costs below or download a detailed tuition and fee schedule here.
Direct Costs of Attendance
Tuition and fees are direct costs charged by the university and due on or before the first day of the term. The Board of Trustees of University of Western States reserves the right to modify the tuition and fees at any time. For additional information regarding due dates and financial obligations, please reference the Student Financial Responsibility policy.
Academic Period July 2023 – June 2024
The traditional DC program is 12 quarters (terms) long with a flat rate of tuition per term based on a course schedule above 19 credits per term.
Program Flat Rate: $11,188
Per Credit Hour: $590
Several elective courses are also available to enhance the student learning experience:
Activator Methods Elective Course: $400 for this zero credit seminar course
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Course: $296 per course
Elective Course: $296 per credit
*** Elective courses are not eligible for financial aid.
When a student is concurrently enrolled in more than one UWS academic program, some fees may be assessed only once.
Enrollment Fee: $50 per term. Supports admissions and enrollment functions.
Laboratory Fee: $190 per term. Supports various lab and clinical experiences.
Student Services Fee: $50 per term. Supports tutoring, counseling, exam proctoring and student activities.
Technology Fee: $75 per term. Supports hardware and infrastructure enhancements to technology/audio visual.
Parking and Transportation
Parking permits are required for all regular full and part time students parking on the UWS campus. Parking permits are not required for bicycles, motorcycles/scooters using designated spaces, or for those who walk or use public transportation. Chiropractic students are not charged for parking in their final term of enrollment. Further parking and transportation information is available here.
Term Parking Permit: $35 per vehicle parked on UWS campus each term.
Daily Parking Permit: $5 per vehicle parked on UWS campus each day.
Public transportation single trip tickets: $2.50 per one ride.
Additional fees are incurred on an individual basis, dependent upon each student’s specific needs, and are charged at the time they are incurred.
Deferment of Tuition Payment: $30 per term.
Returned Checks: $35 per each returned check.
Student ID/Key Card Replacement: $10 per each item.
Diploma Replacement: $50 per diploma.
Past Due Accounts: 18% APR assessed monthly on entire past due balance.
Clinical Education: as assessed beyond 12th term.
Printing Fee (black and white): $0.10 per page – printing on campus in excess of 100 pages per term.
Printing Fee (color): $0.30 per page – printing on campus in excess of 100 pages per term.
Parking Fine: $25 for vehicles parked improperly, in prohibited areas or without valid permit.
Parking Fine: $50 for street parking, careless driving or in disabled parking without valid permit.
Library Lost Materials: $25 + replacement cost for replacement of lost materials.
Library Lost Materials (out of print): $150 – if no replacement exists for lost materials a flat fee is assessed.
For additional questions regarding direct costs of attendance or payment information please contact the business office at [email protected].
Indirect Costs of Attendance
Costs incurred for living and transportation as well as books and supplies to support your education are indirect costs not charged by the university. View this estimate of the total cost for the current academic year at UWS, including living expenses.:
- COA for Continuing U.S. Students
- COA for New U.S. Students
- COA for Continuing Canadian Students
- COA for New Canadian Students
No single figure perfectly represents the cost of indirect expenses as living arrangements and personal spending habits vary widely. These figures represent estimated living expenses for one person in the Portland metropolitan area. With careful planning and budgeting, expenses and resulting debt may be minimized. The university financial aid office will be happy to assist, please contact them at [email protected].