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How Much Does Medical School Cost?

The cost for medical school will depend on whether a student attends a public or private university. There are different ways to pay for medical school, including scholarships, grants, and loans.

Below you can find the cost of attendance for the U.S. News & World Report’s top-ranked primary care medical school programs in the United States, as well as links to top sources of non-loan aid.

Average tuition of medical school

Rank School Name 2015-2016 Tuition 2015-2016 Total COA Top Sources of Non-Loan Aid
1 University of Washington $33,519 (Resident); $63,954 (Non-Resident) $54,619 (Resident); 84,814 (Non-Resident) 1. School of Medicine Scholarship
2 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill $24,268 (Resident); $51,146 (Non-Resident) $57,612 (Resident); $84,490 (Non-Resident) 1. Need-Based Scholarships
3 University of California-San Francisco $37,297 (Resident); $49,542 (Non-Resident) $64,457 (Resident); $76,702 (Non-Resident) 1. Regents Scholarship
2. Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students
4 University of Nebraska Medical Center $28,482 (Resident); $70,850 (Non-Resident) $51,777 (Resident); $94,145 (Non-Resident) 1. Plough Scholarship
2. Davis-Chambers Scholarship3. Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship
4. Nebraska Legacy Scholarship
5. Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship
6. Regent Scholarship
7. Regent Transfer Scholarship
5 (Tie) Oregon Health and Science University $39,980 (Resident); $57,972 (Non-Resident) $46,244 (Resident); $64,236 (Non-Resident) 1. Outstanding Medical Student Scholarship
3. American Medical Association
4. DuBois Scholarship
5. Otterdale Memorial Scholarship
6. Scholars for a Healthy Oregon
7. Swindells Family Leadership Scholarship
8. Walsh Memorial Fund
9. Wendel Memorial Scholarship Fund
10. Bacon Medical Enrichment Scholarship
11. Sack International Medical Education Scholarship
5 (Tie) University of Michigan- Ann Arbor $33,706 (Resident); $52,686 (Non-Resident) $58,146 (Resident); $77,876 (Non-Resident) 1. UM Scholarship
2. Need Based Grants
7 University of California- Los Angeles (Geffen) $36,402 (Resident); $48,647 (Non-Resident) $65,860 (Resident); $78,105 (Non-Resident) 1. David Geffen Medical Scholarship
2. Merit School of Medicine Scholarship
3. School of Medicine Need-Based Scholarships
4. Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students
8 University of Colorado $35,678 (Resident); $61,633 (Non-Resident) Not Available 1. Colorado Medical Society Student Scholarship

2. COPIC Scholarship for Diversity
3. Florence Sabin Scholarship for Commitment to Community Health
4. Joseph Cogen/Presidents Medical Scholarship
5. Justina Ford Scholarship for Commitment to the Underserved
6. National Western Stock show Scholarship for Rural Health
9 University of Wisconsin- Madison $27,259 (Resident); $37,155 (Non-Resident) $50,134 (Resident); $60,030 (Non-Resident) 1. Grant Assistance
10 University of Minnesota $25,248 (Resident); $34,340 (Non-Resident) $44,222 (Resident); $53,314 (Non-Resident) 1. Non-resident tuition scholarships
2. Scholarships and grants for financial need and/or academic achievement
11 Baylor College of Medicine $6,550 (Resident); $19,650 (Non-Resident) $31,450 (Resident); $44,550 (Non-Resident) 1. Financial need-based scholarships
12 (Tie) Harvard University $55,850 $87,175 1. Financial need-based scholarships
12 (Tie) Michigan State University (College of Osteopathic Medicine) $28,928 (Resident); $56,928 (Non-Resident) $52,258 (Resident); $80,258 (Non-Resident) 1. MSUCOM Scholarships
12 (Tie) University of Massachusetts- Worcester $32,000 (Resident); $56,500 (Non-Resident) $65,367 (Resident); $89,867 (Non-Resident) 1. Need-based aid
12 (Tie) University of Pennsylvania (Perelman) $52,210 $82,469 1. Scholarly Awards
Need-based scholarships
16 University of Iowa $33,532 (Resident); $50,602 (Non-Resident) $55,786 (Resident); $72,856 (Non-Resident) 1. Scholarly awards
2. Need-based scholarships
17 (Tie) University of Alabama-Birmingham $29,048 (Resident); $64,514 (Non-Resident) $29,048 (Resident); $64,514 (Non-Resident) 1. School of Medicine Scholarships
2. Dean’s Primary Care Scholars Program
3. Sara Crews Finley, M.D. Leadership Scholarship
17 (Tie) University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center $20,441 (Resident); $33,512 (Non-Resident) Not Available 1. Schermerhorn Scholarship
2. Marge Barre Society Scholarship Fund
19 (Tie) University of California- Davis $38,012 (Resident); $50,257 (Non-Resident) $61,419 (Resident); $73,664 (Non-Resident) 1. Grants and Scholarships
2. University of California Restricted Endowment Funds
19 (Tie) University of California-San Diego $39,987 (Resident); $49,232 (Non-Resident) $59,328 (Resident); $71,573 (Non-Resident) 1. Scholarships based on academic excellence, future career goals and/or community service
2. Need-based grants and scholarships
3. Scholarships/Loans requiring a primary care service commitments
19 (Tie) University of Chicago (Pritzker) $49,581 $79,542 1. Pritzker School of Medicine Scholarships
19 (Tie) University of Hawaii-Manoa (Burns) $34,896 (Resident); $69,240 (Non-Resident) $62,193 (Resident); $96,537 (Non-Resident) 1. Manoa Opportunity Grant
2. Pacific Islander Scholarship
3. UHM Merit Achievement / UHF Scholarships
19 (Tie) University of Pittsburgh $50,010 (Resident); $51,464 (Non-Resident) $74,547 (Resident); $76,001 (Non-Resident) 1. Need-based scholarships
2. National Medical Fellowship Scholarship
3. Negro Educational Emergency Drive Scholarships
4. Dr. Charles Hefflin Scholarship
19 (Tie) Washington University in St. Louis $58,460 $77,008 1. Need-based scholarships
2. Merit-based scholarships
25 (Tie) East Carolina University (Brody) $20,524 $45,448 1. Brody Scholarship
2. Bunting Scholarship
3. Class of 1986 Endowment Fund
4. Goforth Scholarship
5. Gray-Truslow Scholarship
6. MacDonald Scholarship
7. Meyers Scholarship
8. Puente Scholarship
9. Sammia Scholarship
10. Slivon Scholarship
11. Thompson Memorial Scholarship
12. Trevathan Scholarship
13. Board of Governors Medical Scholarship / Loan
14. The North Carolina Legislative Grant for Minority Medical Students
25 (Tie) Stanford University $52,491 $84,158 1. Need-based aid
25 (Tie) University of Kansas Medical Center $34,150 (Resident); $60,462 (Non-Resident) $59,832 (Resident); $86,144 (Non-Resident) 1. School of Medicine Scholarships
25 (Tie) Vanderbilt University $47,150 $78,644 1. Merit and Need-Based Scholarships
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