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TUITION PAYMENTS AND REFUNDS
WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS
TUITION REFUNDS, BASIC SCIENCES
The following fees are non-refundable:
- Reservation fee
- Administrative surcharge
Students who wish to withdraw from the school are required to obtain a withdrawal form and return it with appropriate signatures to the correct office. Pre-Medical and Pre-Clinical Science students should obtain a Withdrawal Form online or from the Registrar’s Office in Belize. Clinical students should contact the U.S. Office to obtain a withdrawal form for signature and return. Students officially withdrawing from the University will be credited for tuition and refundable fees in accordance with the following schedule, less the amount of the Enrollment Reservation Fee and any additional applicable fees as the University sees as reasonable:
The amount of a refund for students who withdraw from the school for any term is:
- Starting third week of class: No refund
Important:The University does not penalize students in any way for transferring out or withdrawing from the school. The University will provide a refund within 12-15 weeks from the date of an official refund request, upon approval by the Financial Department. If a student takes AWOL (Absent Without Official Leave) or without submitting a Withdrawal Form, no refund will be provided.
Failure to pay current semester charges may cause your schedule to be canceled. Unpaid charges on your account may prevent you from registering for an upcoming term. Defaulters may not be able to register for classes and are liable for a penalty of 10%. Official requests, transcripts, grade reports, etc. may not be issued until all dues are cleared.
Please Note: The University reserves the right to change tuition and other fees as well as refund policy at any time, without prior notice.
REPEATED COURSE BILLING & REFUND POLICY
(PRE-CLINICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM ONLY)
Students repeating coursework from a prior semester will be charged at a rate of $1,200 per repeated course. Repeated course tuition charges will be billed within the semester the repeated coursework is taken. Repeated course tuition charges will not alter the amount due on an invoice for a semester tuition charge, Pre-Clinical Science tuition will not be pro-rated or cancelled because of repeated coursework.* If any tuition bill is not paid in full, repeated course students will be subject to late fees and blocked from attending all courses. Each and every student is charged a maximum of five Pre-Clinical Science semester tuitions for the Pre-Clinical Science program (there are five semesters in the Pre-Clinical Science Program). The repeated course tuition charges are the only charges, related to tuition, a student may have to pay in addition to the five Pre-Clinical Science semester tuition charges. In the event a student withdraws, transfers, or is dismissed from WUHS, any Pre-Clinical Science tuition or repeated course tuition paid for, but not yet consumed, will be refunded in 12 to 15 weeks. **Pre-Clinical Science tuition and repeated course tuition is considered 100% consumed after the third week of class for any given semester. For more information on the Pre-Clinical Science tuition refund policy please see the Pre-Clinical Sciences billing & refund policy.
CLINICAL SCIENCES BILLING & REFUND POLICY
In order to complete the MD program, after five semesters of Pre-Clinical Science, students are required to complete 6 semesters (76 weeks) of clinical rotations. Tuition for Clinical Sciences is $7,600 for the full 12-week semester not including applicable associated clinical fees. Tuition will be billed to the student and must be paid within the due dates specified on the tuition bill. Clinical Sciences tuition cannot be prorated and once begun, cannot be refunded. Cancellation policy is applied as described in the Clinical Rotations Cancellation Policy.
Important Note: In the event of a past due balance, students will be limited in receiving services from the school, including access to NBME registration, library journals, transcripts, enrollment certificates, exam certifications and clinical rotations.
Payment plans are available for students on a case-by-case basis. Eligibility criteria are as follows:
- Must not have defaulted on a payment plan previously
- Must have paid all previous tuition on time, without late fee
- Must comply with all the requirements of the payment plan
- Must apply for the payment plan before the due date of the invoice
Past due invoices cannot be put on a payment plan.
Note on non-refundable fees and charges:
- Late fees are non-refundable
- Any testing or other fees that have not been paid for at the time of consumption are non-refundable and are deducted from the refund amount.
Please note that the issuance of the refund takes an average of 12 to 15 weeks from the time the refund is approved by the school. Also note that refunds are issued in the form of a check, in U.S. Dollars and no other requests regarding this will be entertained.
CLINICAL ROTATION CANCELLATION POLICY
During the MD program students are required to complete 76 weeks of Clinical Science. The 76 weeks are to be completed as 48 weeks of core rotations and 28 weeks of elective rotations at WUHS affiliated clinical facilities. Students must contact the Clinical Department in order to be scheduled and placed in clinical rotations. Certain documents are necessary for this process and need to be sent in to the Clinical Department. When all or some of these documents are received, the Clinical Department will schedule the student for the rotation and notify the student of the precise start date.
Cancellation : Rotation slots are highly competitive. As such, cancelling a scheduled rotation will result in the following.
If a student cancels/reschedules a rotation for any reason within two weeks of the start date of the rotation, a rotation cancellation fee of $600 plus any third-party fees resulting from the cancellation will be assessed to student. In certain exceptional cases, a student may cancel/reschedule a rotationif they provide a valid reason (sickness, death in the family, etc.) that is approved by the Clinical Department. It is at the discretion of WUHS to determine and approve the validity of the reason for cancellation. If not approved, a rotation cancellation fee of $600 will be charged.
Candidates are evaluated on the basis of academic performance, the nature and depth of scholarly, extracurricular, and health care related activities during college years (excellence and balance of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities); academic letters of evaluation; and the personal interview.
The fate of your submitted application will be communicated within 7-10 working days from the day of receipt of the application. The following submittals are required to determine the eligibility for admission (if you are unable to provide all of the supporting application documents at the time of application submission you may provide them later by mail or emailing them to email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
- Personal essay explaining the reasons why you want to become a physician (one page).
- Official transcripts from each school, college or university attended (if you are not able to provide an official transcript at the time of application, you may provide an unofficial. We will require you to request an official once you have been accepted).
- Two letters of recommendation
- Two passport size color photos (2”X2’’).
- Copy of your passport
- A $100 application fees is required at the time of application – you will be required to provide credit/debit card information at the end of your pdf application form. Your application will NOT be processed without this fee.
- Supporting documents be emailed to email@example.com or you may fax them to: 1.614.340.4688)
UPON SUBMISSION OF YOUR PDF APPLICATION FORM – YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL INDICATING THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY RECEIVED. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE EMAIL – YOUR APPLICATION WAS NOT SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED
Following final acceptance, you will be advised to deposit US $1,000 (one thousand) to reserve your seat for a given semester. The amount will be credited to the first semester tuition (this is not an additional fee). Upon payment of seat deposit, you will receive a copy of our WELCOME PACKET containing pertinent information on how to prepare for the classes and any additional items required. Applicants from the U.S. or Canada who are U.S. citizens or have permanent visas are expected to have a minimum of 90 credit hours undergraduate course work from an accredited college or university for direct admissions into the Doctor of Medicine Program. If you do not have all undergraduate credits for admissions, you may complete the additional required undergraduate (premedical) coursework on campus within the WUHS Pre-Med Program. Applicants from Other Countries: The admissions committee will evaluate applicants from countries with educational standards comparable to the US. Each applicant should meet the educational requirements for admission to medical school in the country of origin. Other applications will be evaluated on an individual basis. All course work and diplomas should be translated into English. Please click on the link below and print the PDF version of the application
Your time to begin your medical education journey starts now! WUHS sets itself apart from other medical universities by offering its students a genuine experience and a quality institution to complete a medical education. We accept students into our MD program in January, May, and September.