Program Costs and Financial Aid

Information about Financial Aid for Graduate Students

JMU Graduate Tuition for 2019-2020

Table shows 2019 tuition and fees for JMU graduate students.
Charge Virginia Resident Non-Virginia Resident
Tuition per credit hour $452 $1184
Comprehensive Fee $47 $47
Total Tuition & Fees $499 $1231

All costs are based on annual estimates yet could be subject to vendor changes. Those expenses include:

Table shows additional expenses MSAT students may incur
Students in the AT Program will encounter additional annual expenses Estimated Amount
Apparel: Due to the rising cost of athletic training apparel and the number of students in the AT Program, students must contribute a small portion toward the athletic training apparel package that is given to them by the Department of Sports Medicine. Students may elect to purchase additional clothing (see dress code). Approximately $30 annually
Identification: Students must wear identification during clinical education to identify their role as an athletic training student on and off-campus. Identification is purchased through University Card Services. Approximately $10/name badge.
Travel expenses to clinical sites: Students must provide their own transportation to their clinical sites. Expenses for this travel are the student’s financial obligation.Travel costs will vary due to gas costs, distance to site, and personal vehicle fuel efficiency. There may be public transportation available to assist students to some of the off campus clinical sites. Costs will vary but are estimated to be at most $500
Annual CPR certification renewal: These rates vary annually due to inflation of American Red Cross certification and recertification rates. Approximately $30/year if taken through the AT Program + $11 for a CPR mask.
Personal liability insurance (Highly Recommended): Provide proof of Student Malpractice Insurance coverage. Students enrolled in a clinical practicum have liability coverage through the Commonwealth of Virginia; however, it is strongly recommended that students purchase additional liability insurance. Estimates from Proliability by Mercer for student malpractice insurance are approximately $250 per year.
Criminal Background Check & Fingerprinting Fees, if required by a clinical site. If background checks/fingerprinting are required at any point for the student to gain clinical access or to remain in the program, the cost of those tests are the student’s responsibility. Students may occur these costs multiple times while in the program. Costs will vary but are estimated to be between $20-$100.
Online Healthcare Education Management Software User Fee, such as ATRACK or eValue. This cost may vary but is estimated to be between $30-$150.
Drug Screening, if required by a clinical site. If drug screens are required at any point for the student to gain clinical access or to remain in the program, the cost of those tests/screens is the student’s responsibility.Students may occur these costs multiple times while in the program. Costs will vary but are estimated to be approximately $80.
Tuberculosis Test, if required by a clinical site. The University Health Center offers TB tests for $10.
Meals: Students may need to supply their own meals while on campus for orientation, preseason, and during the semester. Varies
BOC certification exam: Upon graduating, most students sit for their national certification examination through the Board of Certification. Exam and application fees for NATA Student Members range between $330-$375. Additional exam fees will be incurred for non-NATA members.
NATA dues: Students are required to become and remain members of the NATA for the duration of the Program. Annual membership for student’s costs vary between $50-115.
ACES workshop: Year 2 students are required to participate in the ACES exam prep workshop as part of Clinical Education IV. Exact fees may fluctuate yearly but will be approximately $160.
Total estimate to complete the MSAT program (72-73 credit hours)
Virginia Resident:
$35,928 - 36,427
Non-Virginia Resident
$88,632 - 89,863