Program Costs

Item Year One Year Two
Tuition: In-State $     25,200 $     25,200
Tuition: Out-of-State $     37,800 $     37,800
Lab coats/Scrubs $          400 $          300
Diagnostic Equipment $          800 $          000
Books (Approximately) $       2,000 $          500
Lap Top Computer $          500 $          000
Membership AAPA/WVAPA $          150 $          150
BLS/ACLS $          300 $          000
Background Check $            40 $            40
Drug Screen X 2 $          100 $          000
On-Campus Housing/Food $     11,000 $     11,000
Off-Campus Housing(1-room) /Food $     12,000 $     12,000
Travel cost estimate (Clinical year) N/A $       2,000
Graduation Fees N/A $          125

Estimated Total cost for In-State students:       Tuition only: $50,400

All Expenses:
Year 1 On-Campus:  $40,940       Year 2 On-Campus: $39,315
Program Total: $80,255
Year 1 Off-Campus: $41,490       Year 2 Off-Campus: $40,315
Program Total: $81,805

Estimated Total cost for Out of-State students:      Tuition only: $75,600

All expenses:
Year 1 On-Campus:  $53,090       Year 2 On-Campus: $51,915
Program  Total: $105,005
Year 1 Off-Campus:  $54,050       Year 2 Off-Campus: $52,915
Program Total: $106,965


Tuition Refund Policy

A student who withdraws from the program by following the proper procedure will be issued a refund of tuition and fees upon receipt of a withdrawal slip signed by the Registrar. A student who officially withdraw from a portion of their courses during the refund period, must request a refund from the Business office. A student who is required to withdraw for disciplinary reasons shall not be entitled to any refund.  Refunds are calculated from the first day of classes.  Lab and course fees are not refundable.

Students who officially withdraw shall receive a refund of regular fees in accordance with the following schedule:

Refund Schedule

During the first and second weeks 90% Refund
During the third and fourth weeks 70% Refund
During the fifth and sixth weeks 50% Refund
Beginning with the seventh week No Refund



WLU has seven residence halls, two apartment complexes, and campus houses as part of our residential community.  Housing is also available in the surrounding Wheeling and Ohio County residential areas.    Detailed information regarding university housing is available:  Students should be ready for travel by personal vehicle, since clinical rotation sites are away from the campus. The following is a link to housing information in Wheeling, WV: . Note: Students are responsible for arranging their own housing whether on or off campus.

Health Insurance

Students will be required to have basic health insurance coverage during both the didactic and clinical phases of training.  WLU does not provide or endorse any particular insurer/provider.  Cost may vary according to type and extent of coverage. For an example of estimate of insurance the following site is provided but not endorsed Proof of insurance must be provided prior to matriculation.

Practice Liability Insurance

West liberty University assumes the financial responsibility for providing liability insurance for students during their clinical clerkships and other assigned clinical events.



Modern, network-aware operating system

     * Windows 7 or above, Mac OSX 10.4 or above

WiFi Wireless network capability

      * (802.11g is strongly recommended.)

      * This may be built-in, or a plug-in card.

Display resolution at least 1024×768 pixels

Sound capable with headphone jack

At least one USB port

CD read

Long life battery


Malware protection

      *  Current, fully-patched operating system

      *  Anti-viral software installed and up to date

      *  Anti-spyware software installed and up to date

Modern, standards-compliant Web browser

      *  Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera, and Safari are good choices.

Standards-based email client

      *  Must be capable of accessing campus email.

Standard “run time” environment for Java programs

Software to read/write Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint formats

      *  MS Office

      *  Ability to read PDF files