Tuition, Expenses, and Scholarships

The tuition for the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine is $30,000 for two years, inclusive of the holding fee and deposit.

The tuition covers online course content, participation in dialogues and special interest groups, faculty interaction, and some residential week expenses.


Tuition covers:

  • Access to all online course content
  • Participation in dialogues and special interest groups
  • Retreat tuition, most meals & materials at Residential Weeks
  • Access to selected integrative medicine faculty and practitioners
  • Coursework and Residential Week CME

Tuition does not cover the following:

  • Computer hardware, software, or Internet access charges
  • Recommended or optional texts
  • Lodging and travel expenses for Residential Week visits
  • Costs associated with guests attending Residential Weeks
  • Participation in other University of Arizona programs
  • Any other incidental expenses not mentioned above

Fees and Expenses

Note: Due to highly fluctuating exchange rates, for international fellows Fellowship tuition is $33,000 and payment plan options are limited to 1 payment or 2 annual payments.
Application fee: This fee is submitted along with the Fellowship application and, like other payments, it is made online. It is non-refundable. $150
Holding fee: Once you are accepted to the Fellowship, there is a non-refundable holding fee, due within 15 days of acceptance. $1,500
Deposit: Your deposit is due 60 days from acceptance. Should you be accepted less than 60 days prior to class start, your holding fee and deposit will be due immediately upon acceptance. The deposit (minus an administration fee) is refundable prior to the day class begins. Once the class begins, the deposit is no longer refundable. $4,000
Tuition: We offer a number of payment options so you can plan and budget accordingly for the two years of study. Payments may be structured in one of the following ways:

1 payment: $24,500
2 yearly payments: $12,250 each year
8 quarterly payments: $3,062.50 each, made quarterly, dependent on start date
20 monthly payments $1225 each, made on the 5th of each month
$24,500
CME: To allow physicians to meet continuing education requirements for licensure, CME credit is offered for the residential weeks and some online curriculum, totaling approximately 80-100 hours over the two years. No additional cost
Other expenses: Fellows are independently responsible for a number of other costs not included in tuition: computer hardware and internet access charges, recommended and optional text books, and lodging and travel expenses for residential weeks in Tucson, for example. (Breakfasts, lunches and some dinners are covered by tuition.)

The following illustrates potential residential week expenses:

Hotel stay for one week: $950
Travel expenses $800
Additional food & misc. $45

For the 3 required residential weeks, these charges could total $5,385.

(estimated)
$5,385
Total estimated expenses for the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine $35,535

Payment Schedule

Required payments for 2018-2020 Fall and 2019-2021 Spring Classes:

Non-Refundable Holding fee: $1,500 due within 15 days of acceptance
Deposit: $4,000 due within 60 days of acceptance*
*If acceptance notification is made less than 60 days prior to class start date, you will be asked to pay the holding fee and deposit immediately upon acceptance.

Balance payment: Flexible (see details below) - $24,500.00

* Does not include a $150 non-refundable application fee due during application process.

Please note: All Fellows must attend the required Residential Weeks scheduled. Residential Week Schedules for upcoming classes are below.

Fall 2018-2020 Class (beginning August 6, 2018)

Fall Class Residential weeks:

  • Res Week 1: October 21-25, 2018
  • Res Week 2: November 3-7, 2019
  • Res Week 3: September 20-24, 2020
Spring 2019-2021 Class (beginning February 4, 2019)

Spring Class Residential weeks:

  • Res Week 1: March 17-21, 2019
  • Res Week 2: March 8-12, 2020
  • Res Week 3: Dates To Be Determined

Application, Holding Fees & Deposit

Terms of Deposit

  • Application fee ($150) is non-refundable
  • Once applicant is accepted, payment of the Holding Fee ($1500) and Deposit ($4000) secures their place in the next open class
  • Holding Fee is non-refundable; Deposit becomes non-refundable on the day the class begins

Payment may be made online with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express, or via mail by personal check or cashier's check

Payment Options

Payments may be structured in a variety of ways including:

  • 1 payment of $24,500
  • 2 yearly payments of $12,250
  • 8 quarterly payments of $3,062.50
  • 20 monthly payments of $1225

We'd be happy to answer any questions or further discuss tuition payment options that work for you. Please contact Moira Andre at 520-626-2865 or email AzCIM Admissions.


Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

We are pleased to announce a limited number of scholarships of up to $15,000 for our two-year Fellowship Program to highly qualified applicants.

Scholarship for any Fellowship-Accepted Participant Practicing in Underserved Areas

The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is committed to bringing integrative medicine to underserved populations. We have scholarships for up to $15,000.00 available to accepted participants practicing in federally designated underserved urban and rural areas within the United States.

The amount of the scholarship is dependent on several factors: quality of application and essay, long-term commitment to working with underserved populations, and letter of support from your director or a colleague.

Need-based Scholarship for PAs and APRNs

There is one scholarship for up to $15,000.00 available for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or a Physician Assistant based on financial need.

The amount of the scholarship is dependent on need, quality of application and essay, and letter of support from your director or colleague.

These scholarships are designated for Fellows that begin their studies in Fall 2018. We will have a separate scholarship offering for the Spring 2019-2021 Fellowship.

$7,500 Scholarships for Fall 2018-2020

The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is excited to announce that due to the generous gifts from our donors this year we are again able to offer four (4) new scholarships for our Fellowship in Integrative Medicine. These scholarships will be for $7,500 and awarded to highly qualified applicants choosing to enroll in the  2018-2020 Fall class, beginning August 6, 2018. These competitive scholarships will be available to any fellowship-accepted participant.

The scholarship awards are dependent on several factors: quality of your 500-word essay and letter of support from your director. Work with underserved populations is a plus but not a requirement.  Enrollment in 2018-2020 Fall class is mandatory.

You may apply for only one scholarship.

Costs

After being awarded a scholarship, the recipients will be expected to contribute the amount not covered towards their $30,000 tuition (payable over the two-year program). Additional costs associated with Fellowship studies include supplemental learning materials, travel, lodging and other incidental expenses for the three residential weeks.

If you receive a scholarship award, a $1,500 non-refundable holding fee and a $4,000 deposit are due immediately. There are a variety of flexible payment plans you can pick to cover the remaining balance. Payment plans will begin on September 5th.The actual amount of your payments will depend on your scholarship award.

Expectations

Recipients will be expected to:

  • Adhere to the curricular schedule outlined in the program. This commitment includes an average of 8-10 hours of online and/or other learning for the duration of the program. You are required to stay current with your coursework.
  • Attend all three required residential retreats in Tucson.

Scholarship Application

Before applying for a scholarship, you must apply and be accepted to the Fellowship. Once you have received your acceptance notice:

  1. Prepare a 500-word essay explaining your motivation for taking and completing the Fellowship and how you believe it will benefit your practice and community. Please indicate both your name and the scholarship category in the header of your essay. Your scholarship will not be accepted without it.
  2. Request and obtain a letter from your institution director or supervisor or a colleague endorsing your work and application to the Fellowship. This letter should include:
    • Their awareness and endorsement of your application in the Fellowship.
    • Recognition that, if selected, completion of the Fellowship will require approximately 8-10 hours per week to complete the online instructional modules and associated readings. In addition, you will need to attend three 5-day Residential Weeks in Tucson, one at the beginning, middle and end of the two year Fellowship. Please note that there is no requirement that this time be allocated by your worksite, however, our experience is that it is important for your colleagues or director to be aware of and comfortable with this additional workload.
    • Documentation that you are in good standing within your clinical setting
    • Any other comments regarding your work performance and personal characteristics.
  3. For those applying for the Underserved Scholarship, locate your Medically Underserved Area/Populations (MUA) five digit identification number. You will be asked the five digits and the county name when completing your scholarship application.

Email UACIM Admissions at azcim-admissions@list.arizona.edu to request the link to the scholarship application form once you have been accepted.

July 15, 2018 is the deadline for submitting a scholarship application for the classes starting in 2018 Fall.


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