This is an estimate of some expenses that should be anticipated, only if accepted into this restricted admission program. Costs incurred by students are subject to change. Details about the items included below are covered during orientation for students upon entering the program. Medical expenses do vary depending on your provider of services. Student housing is not available at VWCC. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from classes/clinical and the cost of transportation is not included below. Clinical rotations will require travel to multiple sites some assignments may be outside the primary campus service area. Students may be required to complete additional requirements for clinical rotations, and as these vary by site, are not included in the costs listed below. Students in the program must keep their immunizations and AHA BLS Provider CPR up to date while in the program. These costs do not include unexpected costs which may arise due to unforeseen circumstances such as a sudden shift to remote learning. The college does not guarantee job placement upon completion of the program.
Tuition fees are incurred according to credit hours enrolled in per semester. The total estimated tuition is based on the 69 college credits required for this curriculum. Tuition and book expenses for prerequisite courses which may be needed (such as Algebra I, or Biology) or other developmental classes identified by direct enrollment and taken prior to entry into the program is not included as it cannot be predetermined (varies by student). Tuition is estimated in the table below based off the following criteria. For more accurate information please visit the tuition rates and fees site.
(Tuition rates below are as of Fall 2022 and subject to change.)
Estimated In-State Tuition: $170.09 per credit hour
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $370.19 per credit hour
|Item||Pre-Requisites||First Year||Second Year|
|Books (PTA courses only)||950.00||400.00|
|PTA Student Kit||250.00|
|Clothing for lecture, lab and clinical courses||250.00|
|Background check/drug screening||150.00||150.00|
|CPR (AHA Healthcare Provider)||180.00|
|APTA Student Dues||90.00|
|Licensing Exam Review Course||200.00|
|National Board Exam||485.00|
|State Licensing Fees (Virginia) (end of program)||100.00|