Jun 27, 2022  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Information

Nurse Anesthesia and Occupational Therapy

Tuition for these two graduate curricula is assigned by the “Block Method.” Prior to the admission of a new cohort of students in either the Nurse Anesthesia or the Occupational Therapy curricula, an amount is set by the University to cover the entire tuition costs of a student who progresses to completion in the seven consecutive trimesters prescribed by the program.

Should the applicant, prior to admission, have satisfactorily completed at Adventist University of Health Sciences any of the courses prescribed in the curricula, upon petition a tuition credit in the amount the student paid for the completed course may be credited to his/her account. Except for those armed forces veterans for military reservists called to active military duty (see Active Military Duty Policy ), no other tuition refunds or waivers will be granted.

Healthcare Administration or Graduate General

Applicants who seek enrollment at Adventist University in the Healthcare Administration program or as graduate general students will be charged $560 per credit hour for each course for which they enroll. Applicants should consult the current Academic Bulletin for policies governing such enrollment.

All applicants are advised to consult the Tuition and Fee schedule.

Tuition and Fee Schedule

Following is the 2013-2014 tuition and fee schedule. Tuition and fees are determined annually and are subject to change without prior notice.

General Fees Amount
Matriculation fee (per trimester)1 $290.00
Professional Program deposit (non-refundable)2 $500.00
Application fee $100.00
Special examination fee3 $50.00
Incomplete grade recording fee $15.00
Duplicate Diploma $100.00
Graduation fee (final trimester attended)4 $100.00


Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia Amount
Program Tuition Cost $56,000.00
Professional Fee (per trimester) $250.00
Laptop Computer and software bundle (approximation) $1,050.00


Master of Occupational Therapy Amount
Program Tuition Cost $52,000.00
Professional Fee (per trimester) $250.00
Computer $700.00


Masters in Healthcare Administration/ Graduate General Studies Amount
Tuition per credit hour $500.00
Audit per credit hour $250.00


Housing Fees5 Amount
Semiprivate room rental per person per trimester (non-refundable) $1,900.00
Private room rental per person per trimester (non-refundable) $2,420.00
Private apartment rental per person per trimester (non-refundable) $2,840.00
Laundry Fee per trimester included in rent
Room deposit (refundable, see ADU Housing Handbook) $200.00

1 The matriculation fee is used to subsidize the costs of activities and services provided to all students by the following major support departments: Office of the Registrar, Office of Enrollment Services, Information Technology, and Student Services.
2 For students accepted to professional programs, the deposit is applied toward tuition once the student enrolls in the program.
3 The special examination fee is a charge for a mid-term or final examination when taken at a time other than the scheduled time.
4 The current balance for the final trimester must be paid in full (or satisfactory arrangements made) before graduation. The graduation fee is used to subsidize the review of graduation applications and the resolution of related issues, as well as the printing and mailing of official transcripts and diplomas. While a portion of this fee is used to defray the cost of the graduation ceremony, the total cost associated with conferring a degree is incurred by the University, regardless of a student’s attendance at the ceremony. Therefore, this fee is charged to every student, whether or not he or she chooses to attend the graduation ceremony.
5 There is a family discount of 10% per resident, if both are residing in the University housing.

Financial Policies

Adventist University of Health Sciences offers students the opportunity to obtain a Christian education. Every effort will be made to assist students in meeting their financial obligations to reach this goal.

Information on student costs and the means of paying those costs are given below to assist students in financial planning.

Student Accounts

All tuition and fees must be paid each trimester by the dates indicated on the “Payment Method” page of the online registration process. Tuition and fees may be covered by financial aid for those who are eligible. All account balances must be settled or arrangements made with the Financial Services Office prior to  registering for a new trimester. Any remaining balance on a student’s account must be paid in full before transcripts or diplomas are released.

Payment Methods

For making payments on student accounts, the Financial Services Office accepts cash, personal checks, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and debit cards (VISA or MasterCard logo).

Third-Party Payment

When registering for classes, those students who are arranging for a third party to make payments to the University for tuition and fees must complete the 3rd Party Billing Form and submit this form to the Financial Services Office. Third party payment sources include: Conference subsidy, Florida Prepaid,
Vocational Rehabilitation, WorkForce Central Florida, a current employer, or any other party that has agreed to make full or partial payment for tuition and fees. Invoicing to any third party will occur after the add/drop period closes.

ORIGINAL bookstore receipts must be submitted to the Financial Services Office for third-party invoicing purposes. Items on the receipt marked “Misc.” must be clarified on the receipt. Misc. items not clarified must be paid out of pocket. If original bookstore receipts are not received by the close of the add/drop period, the student will be responsible for all bookstore charges.


Monthly statements will be mailed directly to each student’s primary address. Statements can also be viewed online via each student’s password-protected My.adu.edu page. For further instructions regarding viewing a student account online, please contact the Financial Services Office.

Delinquent Accounts

A 1% finance charge will be assessed each month on all outstanding account balances.

Students completing or terminating their studies at Adventist University of Health Sciences are required to make arrangements for payment of unpaid accounts prior to leaving.

If no payment or response to correspondence or other communication is received within 60 days after a student’s departure, the unpaid account balance will be submitted to a collection agency or an attorney.

If Adventist University employs a collection agency or an attorney to collect defaulted accounts, all charges for these services, including court costs, if incurred, will be added to the unpaid bill.

Parking Violation

A $50 parking ticket will be assessed for parking violations on campus. If payment is not made within 30 days of the initial parking violation, a parking fine of $100 will be assessed to the student account.

Transcripts, Diplomas, Test Scores, and Graduation Participation

It is the policy of Adventist University of Health Sciences to withhold transcripts, diplomas, test scores, certificates, and other records if a student has any unpaid or past-due balance. These documents will be issued when the account is paid in full. To expedite the release of these documents, the student should send a money order or certified check to cover the balance of the account when requesting documents.

Refund Policy for Healthcare Administration and Graduate General College Students

Refund of tuition for trimester credit hours dropped is calculated according to the last day a class is attended. The Add/Drop/Withdrawal Form must be completed with the required signatures and filed with the Office of the Registrar.

Application fees are non-refundable. Matriculation, lab, and professional fees will be refunded if a student receives 100% refund on all classes for the trimester without incurring any processing fees. Book returns are subject to the ADU Bookstore return policy.

Students who do not officially complete withdrawal or drop procedures during the tuition refund period will be responsible for the full amount of the applicable tuition and fees.

Main-Campus Refund Schedule

Time Period Refund
Beyond the 5th week of class, no refunds will be given.
1st week of class 100% refund
2nd week of class 90% refund
3rd week of class 80% refund
4th week of class 70% refund
5th week of class 60% refund

Refund Policy for Credit Balance on Account

A credit balance on the account of a currently enrolled student may be left on the account to be applied to future charges or the student may request, in writing, that a check be issued to him or her in the amount of the credit balance. At least three to five business days are necessary to process the request.

A student who is no longer enrolled at Adventist University of Health Sciences may request, in writing, a refund of any credit balance still remaining on his or her account 45 days after the final monthly statement is issued.

If the student has received financial aid during the current trimester, any credit balance will be refunded according to the financial aid policy.


Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) provides a limited amount of housing for students enrolled at least half time. Placement in Student Housing is based on the following priorities: enrollment in a degree program, returning students, students with completed housing files, and space availability. Housing Commitment and Deposit Forms are available from Marketing and Public Relations or the Student Housing Coordinator.

College Housing Deposit

A $200 damage deposit is required of all students living in University housing. Deposits should be mailed directly to Financial Services at the time of application for housing.

Students are expected to maintain and leave University housing clean and undamaged. After the Student Housing Coordinator completes the check-out procedures, Financial Services will be notified and the $200 room deposit will be applied to the student’s account. If the deposit creates a credit due to the student, the student may submit a written request to Financial Services to receive a refund.

Damage and cleaning costs will be charged to the student’s account if the room deposit is insufficient to cover those costs.

For complete information on University housing costs, please refer to the ADU Housing Handbook.

Non-Liability for Personal Belongings

When determining what to bring to campus, students should remember that Adventist University of Health Sciences is not responsible for the personal belongings of any student, even though such belongings may be required by the University. In addition, the Adventist University insurance plan does not insure the personal belongings of any individual. The University recommends that students consider carrying insurance to cover such losses.