Tuition and Scholarships
MERP Success Scholarship
Students that successfully pass MERP and enroll into the MD program at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) or Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) may be eligible to receive an institutional scholarship. To learn more about the MERP Success Scholarship, please visit your preferred university’s website.
Tuition Back Guarantee Policy
We have a strong tradition of assisting aspiring medical students in building the foundation they need to be successful in medical school and to achieve their dreams of becoming physicians. Our entire focus is on your success.
That is why MERP offers a tuition back guarantee. If at any point you decide medical school is not for you, or you do not pass the program, your tuition will be fully refunded. Students who have taken out a private loan will have their tuition refunded back to the loan provider.
Students who attend MERP semester Orientation in December 2022 or later and decide to withdraw early or do not achieve passing grades, regardless of whether they complete the program, are eligible for the $9,500 tuition back guarantee policy and will be refunded tuition only and will still be responsible for administrative fee of $4,000.
Prior to the December 2022 Semester *
Prior to the December 2022 semester, incoming new students who attend MERP will remain in the current tuition-only pricing structure. The cost of MERP will remain unchanged at $13,500 (not including associated costs such as laptop devices, books and supplies).
Effective December 2022 Semester *
Effective December 2022 semester, MERP will introduce a new pricing structure for incoming new students to better align with how tuition and fees are positioned at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM).
- While the overall cost of MERP is $13,500 (subject to change without notice), the tuition and an estimated administrative fee are now listed separately
- Under the new pricing structure, the tuition is $9,500 and an estimated administrative fee is $4,000. The estimated administrative fee includes the items listed below under Estimated Administrative Fee
- Additional costs not included in tuition and the estimated administrative fee – laptop devices, books and supplies – will remain separate
Example of administrative fee software, programs, etc. may include:
Instructure Canvas Learning Platform (LMS)
ExamSoft Digital Assessment Platform
Complete Anatomy App
Panopto Video Platform
WebEx Video Conferencing
TeamViewer Remote Desktop Software
Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI)
CounSol.com (Online Counseling Solutions)
Students who attend MERP semester Orientation prior to December 2022 and decide to withdraw early or do not achieve passing grades, regardless of whether they complete the program, are eligible for the tuition back guarantee policy and will be refunded the $13,500 cost of tuition.
The refund is limited to program tuition-only and does not reimburse the costs of the estimated administrative fee or laptop devices, books and supplies incurred. Students who have taken out a private loan will have their tuition refunded back to the loan provider. Funds must be returned to the lender within 60 days upon the conclusion of the semester. Students are responsible for paying any interest on loans, even if their tuition is refunded.
The purpose of MERP is to prepare enrollees to be successful medical students. Students accepted into this program will not be awarded any kind of degree or credential other than a certificate of completion. However, we believe that students who successfully complete the program will be prepared for the challenge of medical school.
*Tuition and an estimated administrative fee are subject to change without notice
How to Pay MERP Tuition
Participants who enter MERP via referral by American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine or Ross University School of Medicine can pay online via Touch Net or PayMyTuition by MTFX, or by personal check. To make a payment online, click here. All checks should be made out to Adtalem Global Education.
For additional information on PayMyTuition by MTFX, click here.
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