Tuition & Fees | Audiology

The 2021-2022 estimated costs of attendance for each year in Pacific University’s Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program are shown below. (The chart reflects one year of estimated costs, with the remaining two years having similar financial factors).

These estimates are based on a full-year, three (3)-semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) enrollment period.

Program expenses (including tuition) are based on current projections for the 2021-2022 academic year only, and are subject to increases in subsequent academic years.

All amounts are estimates only.

Not all costs can be predicted. Additional costs not shown may be incurred.

2021-2022 Estimated Cost of Attendance for First-Year AuD Students

Tuition ($12,544 per semester)

$675 Fees
$4,000 Books and supplies (Includes $2,000 for laptop computer* plus $2,000 for books/apps/software/technology upgrades and other supplies)
$18,600 Rent and food
$1,980 Transportation
$4,475 Miscellaneous (includes background check, professional memberships, immunizations, TB test, Calipso fee, drug screen, and loan fees). (Note: Additional background checks at additional cost may be required by individual clinical sites; additional $85 per background check if international background check needed).

*A laptop computer is required for all students. For more information about the laptop recommendations for students in the College of Health Professions, click Computer Recommendations.

Financial Aid

Students applying to the Doctor of Audiology program should complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 and no later than March 1. Be sure to have a copy sent to Pacific University (Federal School Code 003212). We advise eligible students to file their FAFSA on the Department of Education web site. (Step-by-step instructions are provided on this site). Do not wait to be accepted to apply for financial aid and do not wait until you have filed your income tax returns with the IRS. You should either estimate your income – you will have a chance to correct errors later – or complete your tax returns early. If you wait, it will delay the processing.

The following sources of financial aid are available to Doctor of Audiology (AuD) students, though not all students will receive all types:

Professional Program Graduate Assistantships

Tuition waiver amounts and graduate assistantships are determined by the Audiology Admissions Committee. All students are considered for these assistantships and there is no additional application to be considered. Assistantships are announced at the time of acceptance offers. These are non-renewable assistantships offered to selected first-year AuD students based on the Audiology Admissions Committee’s evaluation of the application for admission and interview. Approximately 6 assistantships will be offered. An assistantship provides a $1,500 - $9,500 waiver for the first year’s tuition plus a $1,500+ stipend for 150 hours of work (at $10 per hour) to be completed during the course of the first academic year. Work assignments vary based on the needs of the program.  Students are paid an hourly wage ($10 per hour) and are paid monthly based on hours worked. There are no assistantships availale in year two or year three of the program due to the nature of our accelerated curriculum. 

Federal Direct Loans

Two kinds of federal loans are available to Doctor of Audiology (AuD) students: Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans. AuD students can borrow up to $20,500 in Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans each year. Interest on these loans will begin accruing when the loans are disbursed. (Please note: Federal Direct Subsidized Loans for graduate students were discontinued as of June 30, 2012). AuD students can also apply for credit-based Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans for up to the annual cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. These loans will also begin accruing interest upon disbursement.

Federal Work-Study

This is a need-based employment program that allows eligible students whose FAFSA’s are filed and processed by March 1 of each year to earn up to $1,500 working on campus or for certain community organizations.  Students earn an hourly wage and are paid monthly.

Alternative Loans

These loans are offered by private lenders to credit-worthy applicants to help cover educational expenses. Lenders have varying credit approval criteria that applicants must meet. These loans may have variable or fixed interest rates. Interest will begin accruing upon disbursement. Doctor of Audiology (AuD) students may wish to consider federal loans before applying for alternative loans since federal loan repayment options may be superior.


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