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TUITION BACK GUARANTEE

At Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), our goal is student success. As you embark on the journey to becoming a physician, we will provide student support programs, faculty, and staff to help you successfully transition to the demands of medical school.

In addition to our wide range of services and resources, we are offering our 1st Semester Tuition Back Guarantee. 


We’ll refund your first-semester tuition if you are a new, first-time matriculating MD student who completed semester 1—including final exams—and earned a failing grade in a semester 1 course or module required to advance to semester 2. 

Students eligible for the guarantee receive a tuition reimbursement based on the following formula:  

  • Tuition assessed minus institutional scholarships or grants received.

Only tuition is included in this guarantee—any fees and other expenses and/or charges are excluded.   

Our 1st semester tuition back guarantee is about our belief in your success.  

RUSM offers our students support through a myriad of personalized academic and wellness resources, RUSM’s Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL), which focuses on enhancing our students’ learning techniques and active learning skills. Students at RUSM can also take advantage of smaller study groups, career and personal counseling, and special accommodations for those with disabilities. 

FIRST SEMESTER TUITION BACK GUARANTEE FAQS

What is the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee?

If a new first-time matriculating student does not succeed in their first semester, they are eligible to receive 100% of their paid tuition back—guaranteed.

  • Students must finish the entire first academic semester to be eligible, including final exams.
  • Excludes fees and other associated costs such as housing and materials.
  • If a student has received an institutional scholarship/grant award, only the portion of tuition that is not covered by the award will be refunded to the student.
  • A student who repeats the first semester and fails a second time will not be eligible.
  • Transfer students matriculating with advance standing to RUSM are not eligible.
  • Students who withdraw during their first semester before completion will be subject to prorated refunds as scheduled and outlined in the student handbook and catalog and will not be eligible for the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee.
When does the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee take effect and who is eligible?

Any new first-time matriculating student joining our university in the first academic semester will be eligible upon completion of the first semester.

Why are you offering the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee?

With our high-quality programs and strong student outcomes, we are confident that we can successfully support aspiring students like yourself to become physicians. To support the start of your journey, if a student does not succeed in their first semester, student is eligible to receive 100% of their paid tuition back—guaranteed.

What are the requirements to be eligible for the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee?

Any new first-time matriculating student who does not succeed in their first semester is eligible for the refund.

  • Students must be first-time matriculants and registered for semester 1 after being accepted into the university.
  • Students must finish the entire first academic semester to be eligible, including final exams.
  • A student who repeats the first semester and fails a second time will not be eligible.
  • Transfer students matriculating with advance standing to RUSM are not eligible.
  • Students who withdraw during their first semester before completion will be subject to prorated refunds as scheduled and outlined in the student handbook and catalog and will not be eligible for the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee.
If a student passes a remediation exam/RECOMP, are they eligible for the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee?

No, students who pass these exams pass for the semester and advance to semester 2, making them ineligible for a refund.

Are fees and other costs included in the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee?

No, only tuition is included in the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee. Administrative fees (i.e., fees associated with academic and student support services, Student Government Association, campus facilities, educational resources, and IT support) and other costs of attendance (i.e., health insurance and housing/dorm charges) are not part of the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee.

What can I use my tuition refund for?

Students can use their tuition refund for any personal or educational purposes, including helping to pay for future tuition.

In addition to the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee, what types of financial assistance can I receive?

To further assist you in planning for the cost of your education, you can learn more about financial aid options that may be available to you by visiting: https://medical.rossu.edu/admissions/tuition-and-fees/financial-aid

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