You probably have lots of questions about the cost of tuition and living expenses. We’re here to help! Our financial aid professionals will help you understand the costs of a Palmer degree. Palmer College is a great value, and we’ll make every effort to help you afford your educational costs.

You’ll find estimated annual tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses below. We’re assuming a modest but adequate standard of living. Your costs may not be the same as the averages outlined below.

Doctor of Chiropractic program tuition and costs

Davenport campus

2017/2018 academic year tuition

  • 16-21 credit hours ─ $11,519 per trimester. Program is 10 trimesters long.
  • Less than 16 hours ─ $720 per credit hour
  • More than 21 credit hours ─ $720 per each additional credit hour

Estimated per-term cost of attendance for the 2017-18 year (10-term program)

Estimated per-term cost
ItemCost

Tuition

$11,519

Activity fee

$20

Books & supplies

$610

Living expenses

$6,925

Loan fees

$153

Total

$19,227

Florida campus

2017/2018 academic year tuition

  • 16-21 credit hours ─ $8,725 per term. Program is 13 terms long.
  • Less than 16 hours ─ $545 per credit hour.
  • More than 21 credit hours ─ $545 per each additional credit hour.

Estimated per-term cost of attendance for the 2017-18 year (13-term program)

Estimated per-term cost
ItemCost

Tuition

$8,725

Activity fee

$20

Books & supplies

$660

Living expenses

$6,380

Loan fees

$201

Total

$15,986

West campus

2017/2018 academic year tuition

Estimated per-term cost of attendance for the 2017-18 year (13-term program)

Estimated per-term cost
ItemCost

Tuition

$8,600

Activity fee

$20

Books & supplies

$535

Living expenses

$8,350

Loan fees

$198

Total

$17,703

Additional programs - Davenport campus only

Master of Science in Clinical Research tuition and costs

2017/2018 academic year tuition

  • $456 per credit hour (36 credit hours)

Tuition scholarships and program fellowships are available on a competitive basis. Contact the Research Program Manager for more information.

Estimated per-term cost of attendance for the 2017-18 year (6-term program)

Estimated per-term cost
ItemCost

Tuition

$16,416

Activity fee

$50

Evaluation fee

$100

Intent-to-graduate fee

$181

Total

$16,747

Bachelor of Science, General Science tuition and costs

2017/2018 academic year tuition

  • $224 per credit hour (12 credit hours)

Estimated per-term cost of attendance for the 2017-18 year 

Estimated per-term cost
ItemCost

Tuition

$2,708 (based on full time enrollment of 12 credit hours.)

Book & Supplies

$650

Living Expenses

$6,925

Intent-to-graduate fee

$25

Total

$10,308

Tuition figures for Bachelor of Science program are based on full-time enrollment of 12 credit hours. Students with less than 6 credit hours are considered less than half-time student.

Nonrefundable fees

  • Application fee $50
  • Evaluation fee $100
  • Graduation and record fee $100

Fees

General fees - all degree programs:

  • Payment of delinquent tuition 12% (APR service fee on monthly unpaid balances)
  • Checks returned from bank for insufficient funds $25
  • Duplicate diploma $30
  • Transcript fee $5 per transcript*
  • Other duplicate certificates $5

Our refund policy can be found in the student handbook.

*Transcripts cover only courses taken at the Palmer College of Chiropractic campuses.

Additional Fees for Doctor of Chiropractic degree program

  • Application fee (one- time) $100
  • Tuition deposit $200
  • Matriculation fee $150
  • Activity fee (per term) $20
  • Liability insurance (one-time charge as student enters clinical coursework) $245

Clinical enrichment program fees:

  • $217 per course (Davenport campus) or $144 per course (Florida campus).
  • Drop fee: $10 if dropped 22 days or more from first scheduled class date.
  • Drop fee: $50 if dropped 21 days or less from first scheduled class date.

Books and Equipment

During each academic term, students are required to purchase textbooks that will be used throughout the academic program. Each student needs to purchase equipment that will serve the student doctor in the clinical portion of the academic program. The cost of books and equipment varies depending on term in school and where the book/supply is purchased from.

Personal Checks

Palmer does not provide check-cashing services for students. Checks can be written for tuition, fees and bookstore purchases. A fee of $25 will be made for the first check returned by the bank for insufficient funds. If a second check is returned, it is possible that future payments must be made with currency or certified funds.

Library Fines

Overdue books from the Library are subject to a fine. Check with the Library staff on your campus to determine the fine.

Fines

Fines will be posted to the student's account and a hold will be placed on registration/graduation until payment is made. Pay your outstanding fines at the Student Administrative Services Office.

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