Tuition, Fees & Financial Assistance

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Tuition, Fees & Financial Assistance 2018-10-09T17:55:27+00:00

2019 Tuition/Fees1

Tuition for the full time program is based on residency. The cost of the entire ten month program is:

In Region Residents2 – $6,900
In State Residents – $9,000
Out of State Residents – $15,400

*Please note there are additional fees for and uniforms.

Housing, books, transportation, food, health insurance, and parking during the course are the financial responsibility of the student. Residency is determined by the student’s permanent address 6 months prior to the start of the program. Tuition for this class includes instruction, use of Center facilities, disposable training equipment, and other services/equipment provided by the Center.

Financial Assistance

The Paramedic Education Program at the Center for Emergency Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  This programmatic accreditation does not permit the Center for Emergency Medicine to participate in Title IV funding.

The Center’s Paramedic Program is eligible for Veterans Administration Educational Benefits. The Veterans Administration makes the final determination of eligibility for funding.  Students are responsible for the entire tuition balance regardless of any financial aid received.

No other financial aid is available through the Center.

The Allegheny County EMS Council offers the Allen S. Schnattner, MD Memorial Scholarship for qualified students.  Please find them on the web.

Scholarships are also available through BoundTree Medical for qualified students.  Please see their website:

  1. Tuition is subject to change.  Please contact us for the most up-to-date tuition breakdowns.
  2. The EMS West Region consists of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Potter, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.