A professional education carries variable costs that are dependent on a number of factors.

In addition to tuition and fees, there are books, equipment and incidental expenses to be considered. The cost of attendance for students utilizing financial aid also includes a living expense budget of approximately $2,900 per month plus an additional travel allowance for terms when students are on clinical externship rotations. Living expense costs will vary based on each student’s individual situation. Students eligible for financial aid may fund their education through sources such as loans, scholarships, and work-study, up to their cost of attendance.

If you have any questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact Student Financial Affairs by email at financialaid@salus.edu or by phone at 215.780.1330.

TUITION AND FEES 

Students of all programs should note that the Total Cost Of Attendance listed for each program denotes the total maximum budget for a student in a given year/program. Not all items in the cost of attendance will be billed by the university. The school will only charge you tuition, fees and occasionally other required expenses that you have chosen to use or have billed to your account. Examples of this would be books/instruments that you order though the University's authorized seller and have billed to your account.

The Total Cost of Attendance/Budget should be used to give students an idea of how much they can borrow and what they can use educational loan funding for. It should not be used as a guide for the exact funding to borrow, as each student will have unique circumstances and need to borrow differently to support their needs.

Please note that the University does not have on campus housing and as such the housing expenses are based off the maximum average housing costs in our area and not a charge incurred by the student.

The following tuition and fees for the 2023-2024 year are estimated and subject to change without notice:

Pennsylvania College of Optometry 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has generously granted funds to Salus University, which is to support Doctor of Optometry students who are legal residents of Pennsylvania at the time of matriculation. For the entering Fall 2023 class, the individual awards are estimated to be $5,500 to $6,250, but may vary based on funding and the number of eligible students. Future awards are dependent on continued support from the Commonwealth. Please note that these funds do not require any repayment obligation.
Doctor of Optometry (Traditional Program)
                           Class of 2027 Class of 2026 Class of 2025 Class of 2024
Tuition $47,180 $47,180 $47,180 $47,180
University Fees $1,075 $1,300 $1,200 $1,505
Total Tuition and Fees $48,255 $48,480 $48,380 $48,685
         
Computer Allowance $1,500      
National Board Fees     $2,760 $2,760
Books/Equipment $4,000 $5,000 $500 $100
Total Direct Costs $53,755 $53,480 $51,640 $51,545
         
Living Expenses* 9 Months   12 Months  
Housing/Food $18,225   $24,300  
Transportation $2,700   $3,600  
Health Insurance $2,880   $3,840  
Miscellaneous $2,295   $3,060  
Total $26,100   $34,800  
         
Externship Travel     $1,050 $4,200
Travel for Board Exam       $900
Average Loan Fee Allowance $1,000 $1,500 $1,500 $1,600
Total Cost of Attendance $80,855 $89,780 $88,990 $93,045
 
*Living expenses: 1st year - 9 months; 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years - 12 months
**$1,123/credit
Doctor of Optometry (Scholars Program)
                           Class of 2026 Class of 2025 Class of 2024 Class of 2023
Tuition $47,860 $47,860 $47,860  
University Fees $1,625 $1,575 $1,505  
Total Tuition and Fees $48,485 $49,435 $48,365  
         
Computer Allowance $1,500      
National Board Fees   $2,760 $2,760  
Books/Equipment $8,060 $1,360 $1,260  
Total Direct Costs $59,045 $53,555 $53,385  
         
Living Expenses 10.5 Months 12 Months 12 Months 6 Weeks
Housing/Food $21,263 $24,300 $24,300 $3,038
Transportation $3,150 $3,600 $3,600 $450
Health Insurance $3,360 $3,840 $3,840 $480
Miscellaneous $2,678 $3,060 $3,060 $383
Total $30,450 $34,800 $34,800 $4,350
         
Externship Travel     $4,200  
Travel for Board Exam     $900  
Average Loan Fee Allowance $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $300
Total Cost of Attendance $90,695 $89,555 $94,485 $4,650
 
**$920/credit
Advanced Placement OD Degree Program
                           2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Tuition $41,540 $64,170 $66,090 $22,690
University Fees $1,000 $1,260 $1,190 $190
Total Tuition and Fees $42,540 $65,430 $67,280 $22,880
         
Computer Allowance $1,500      
National Board Fees   $1,380 $2,760  
Books/Equipment $4,000 $5,000 $500 $100
Total Direct Costs $48,040 $71,810 $70,540 $22,980
         
Living Expenses 9 Months 12 Months 12 Months 3 Months
Housing/Food $18,225 $24,300 $24,300 $6,075
Transportation $2,700 $3,600 $3,600 $900
Health Insurance $2,880 $3,840 $3,840 $960
Miscellaneous $2,295 $3,060 $3,060 $765
Total $26,100 $34,800 $34,800 $8,700
         
Externship Travel     $3,150 $3,150
Travel for Board Exam     $900  
Total Cost of Attendance $74,140 $106,610 $10,390 $32,730
Total Program Cost: $322,870, based on 9 terms (total terms may vary)
**$1,123/credit
Master of Science in Clinical Optometry (MSc) with Advanced Studies Certificate
                           1st Award Year
2023-2024
2nd Award Year
2024-2025
Tuition $42,697 $12,303
University Fees $1,515 $275
Total Tuition and Fees $44,212 $12,578
Other Fees/Costs (books/instruments)    
Total Direct Costs $44,212 $12,578
     
Living Expenses 9 Months 3 Months
Room/Board $16,650 $5,550
Transportation $2,700 $900
Health Insurance $2,880 $960
Miscellaneous $2,070 $690
Total $24,300 $8,100
     
Average Loan Fee Allowance $993 $331
     
Total Cost of Attendance $69,505 $21,009
1st award year is Fall, Winter, Spring; 2nd award year is Summer
**$1,447.37/credit

Osborne College of Audiology

Doctor of Audiology (On-Campus Program)
                           Class of 2027 Class of 2026 Class of 2025 Class of 2024
Tuition $36,860 $36,860 $36,860 $36,860
University Fees $1,070 $1,310 $1,245 $1,450
Total Tuition and Fees $37,930 $38,170 $38,105 $38,310
         
Other Fees/Costs (books/equipment) $1,000 $1,150 $1,175 $100
Total Direct Costs $38,930 $39,320 $39,280 $38,410
         
Living Expenses* 9 Months   12 Months  
Housing/Food $18,225   $24,300  
Transportation $2,700   $3,600  
Health Insurance $2,880   $3,840  
Miscellaneous $2,295   $3,060  
Total $26,100   $34,800  
         
Externship Travel   $900 $2,700 $3,600
Average Loan Fee Allowance $1,200 $1,800 $1,800 $1,600
Total Cost of Attendance $66,230 $76,820 $78,580 $78,410
Renewable scholarships up to $15,000/year are available. Students historically have offset a portion of their final year’s tuition with an externship stipend averaging $21,000.

*Living expenses: 1st year - 9 months; 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years - 12 months
**$1,040/credit
Doctor of Audiology (Online Bridge Program)
Please note that this is an online/hybrid program and, as such, living expenses are included in the full cost of attendance for budgetary purposes and for those students looking to borrow for those expenses. Living expenses do not reflect charges by the school. The program cost without such amounts can be determined by adding the tuition, fees, and books/equipment (i.e. Total Direct Costs).
                           2023-2024
Tuition $20,250
University Fees $1,400
Total Tuition and Fees $21,650
   
Other Fees/Costs (books/equipment)  
Total Direct Costs $21,650
   
Living Expenses 12 Months (for 2 years)
Housing/Food $24,300
Transportation $3,600
Health Insurance $3,840
Miscellaneous $3,060
Total Per Year $34,800
Total Living Expense $69,600
   
Total Cost of Attendance $91,250
Fees subject to change and vary based on number of terms attended
**$450/credit
Masters of Science in Clinical Audiology
Please note that this is an online/hybrid program and, as such, living expenses are included in the full cost of attendance for budgetary purposes and for those students looking to borrow for those expenses. Living expenses do not reflect charges by the school. The program cost without such amounts can be determined by adding the tuition, fees, and books/equipment (i.e. Total Direct Costs).
                           2023-2024
Tuition $27,810
University Fees $1,400
Total Tuition and Fees $29,210
   
Other Fees/Costs (books/equipment)  
Total Direct Costs $29,210
   
Living Expenses 22 Months
Housing/Food $44,550
Transportation $6,600
Health Insurance $7,040
Miscellaneous $5,160
Total Living Expense $63,800
   
Total Cost of Attendance $93,010
**$515/credit
Audiology Advanced Studies Certificates (Cochlear Implants, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis, Vestibular Sciences and Disorders)
Please note that this is an online/hybrid program and, as such, living expenses are included in the full cost of attendance for budgetary purposes and for those students looking to borrow for those expenses. Living expenses do not reflect charges by the school. The program cost without such amounts can be determined by adding the tuition, fees, and books/equipment (i.e. Total Direct Costs).
                           2023-2024
Tuition $4,050
University Fees $175
Total Tuition and Fees $4,225
   
Other Fees/Costs (books/equipment)  
Total Direct Costs $4,225
   
Living Expenses 2 Months
Housing/Food $4,050
Transportation $600
Health Insurance $640
Miscellaneous $510
Total Per Year $5,800
   
Total Cost of Attendance $10,025
Fees subject to change and vary based on number of terms attended
**$550/credit

College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation 

Occupational Therapy Programs
Master of Occupational Therapy 
 
                           Class of 2025 Class of 2024 Total Cost
Tuition $44,000 $44,000 $88,000
University Fees $1,360 $1,280 $2,640
Total Tuition and Fees $45,360 $45,360 $90,640
       
Books/Equipment $1,950 $300 $2,250
Certification Exam Fee   $515 $515
Total Direct Costs $47,310 $45,580 $92,890
       
Living Expenses 12 Months 10.5 Months  
Housing/Food $24,300 $21,263 $45,563
Transportation $3,600 $3,150 $6,750
Health Insurance $3,840 $3,360 $7,200
Miscellaneous $3,060 $2,678 $5,738
Total $34,800 $30,450 $65,250
       
Externship Travel   $2,100 $2,100
Average Loan Fee Allowance $1,725 $1,440 $3,165
Total Cost of Attendance $83,835 $79,570 $163,405
**$1,375/credit

Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

Please note that this is an online/hybrid program and, as such, living expenses are included in the full cost of attendance for budgetary purposes and for those students looking to borrow for those expenses. Living expenses do not reflect charges by the school. The program cost without such amounts can be determined by adding the tuition, fees, and books/equipment (i.e. Total Direct Costs).
 
                           16-Month Option 27-Month Option
Tuition $41,250 $41,250
University Fees $700 $1,225
Total Tuition and Fees $41,950 $42,475
     
Books/Equipment    
Total Direct Costs $41,950 $42,475
     
Living Expenses 16 Months 27 Months
Housing/Food $32,400 $54,675
Transportation $4,800 $8,100
Health Insurance $5,120 $8,640
Miscellaneous $4,080 $6,885
Total Living Expense $46,400 $78,300
     
Total Cost of Attendance $88,350 $120,775
Fees subject to change and vary based on number of terms attended
**$1,375/credit

Occupational Therapy Certificate

Please note that this is an online/hybrid program and, as such, living expenses are included in the full cost of attendance for budgetary purposes and for those students looking to borrow for those expenses. Living expenses do not reflect charges by the school. The program cost without such amounts can be determined by adding the tuition, fees, and books/equipment (i.e. Total Direct Costs).
                           2023-2024
Tuition $16,500
University Fees $525
Total Tuition and Fees $17,025
   
Books/Equipment  
Total Direct Costs $17,025
   
Living Expenses 12 Months
Housing/Food $24,300
Transportation $3,600
Health Insurance $3,840
Miscellaneous $3,060
Total $34,800
   
Total Cost of Attendance $51,825
Fees subject to change and vary based on number of terms attended
**$1,375/credit
Blindness and Low Vision Studies Certificate and Masters Programs
Please note that the BLVS programs are online/hybrid programs and, as such, living expenses are included in the full cost of attendance for budgetary purposes and for those students looking to borrow for those expenses. Living expenses do not reflect charges by the school. The program cost without such amounts can be determined by adding the tuition, fees, and books/equipment (i.e. Total Direct Costs).

Low Vision Rehabilitation
 
                           Masters Certificate
Tuition $34,675 $28,500
University Fees $2,700 $1,975
Books/Equipment $3,000 $2,500
Total Direct Costs $40,375 $32,975
     
Living Expenses 12 Months (for 2 years) 12 Months (for 2 years)
Housing/Food $24,300 $24,300
Transportation $3,600 $3,600
Health Insurance $3,840 $3,840
Miscellaneous $3,060 $3,060
Total Per Year $34,800 $34,800
Total Living Expense $69,600 $69,600 
     
Total Cost of Attendance $109,975 $102,575
Fees subject to change and vary based on number of credits taken each term and number of terms attended
**$950/credit

Orientation & Mobility
 
                           Masters Certificate
Tuition $37,525 $28,500
University Fees $2,700 $1,975
Books/Equipment $3,000 $2,500
Total Direct Costs $43,225 $32,975
     
Living Expenses 12 Months (for 2 years) 12 Months (for 2 years)
Housing/Food $24,300 $24,300
Transportation $3,600 $3,600
Health Insurance $3,840 $3,840
Miscellaneous $3,060 $3,060
Total Per Year $34,800 $34,800
Total Living Expense $69,600 $69,600 
     
Total Cost of Attendance $112,825 $102,575
Fees subject to change and vary based on number of credits taken each term and number of terms attended
**$950/credit

Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments
 
                           Masters w/
Special Education
background           
Masters w/o
Special ‚ÄčEducation
background 
Certificate w/
Special ‚ÄčEducation
background 
Certificate w/o
Special ‚ÄčEducation
background 
Tuition $40,850 $43,700 $38,950 $40,850
University Fees $2,700 $2,700 $1,975 $1,975
Books/Equipment $3,000 $3,000 $2,500 $2,500
Total Direct Costs $46,550 $49,400 $43,425 $45,325
         
Living Expenses 12 Months (for 2 years) 12 Months (for 2 years) 12 Months (for 2 years) 12 Months (for 2 years)
Housing/Food $24,300 $24,300 $24,300 $24,300
Transportation $3,600 $3,600 $3,600 $3,600
Health Insurance $3,840 $3,840 $3,840 $3,840
Miscellaneous $3,060 $3,060 $3,060 $3,060
Total Per Year $34,800 $34,800 $34,800 $34,800
Total Living Expense $69,600 $69,600 $69,600  $69,600
         
Total Cost of Attendance $116,150 $119,000 $113,025 $114,925
Fees subject to change and vary based on number of credits taken each term and number of terms attended
**$950/credit

Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
                           Masters               Certificate w/
BLVS background
Certificate w/o
BLVS background
Tuition $39,425 $32,300 $35,625
University Fees $2,700 $1,975 $1,975
Books/Equipment $3,000 $2,500 $2,500
Total Direct Costs $45,125 $36,775 $40,100
       
Living Expenses 12 Months (for 2 years) 12 Months (for 2 years) 12 Months (for 2 years)
Housing/Food $24,300 $24,300 $24,300
Transportation $3,600 $3,600 $3,600
Health Insurance $3,840 $3,840 $3,840
Miscellaneous $3,060 $3,060 $3,060
Total Per Year $34,800 $34,800 $34,800
Total Living Expense $69,600 $69,600  $69,600
       
Total Cost of Attendance $114,725 $106,375 $109,700
Fees subject to change and vary based on number of credits taken each term and number of terms attended
**$950/credit
Orthotics and Prosthetics Program
                           Class of 2026 Class of 2025
Tuition $31,350 $36,575
University Fees $1,055 $1,195
Total Tuition and Fees $32,405 $37,770
Books/Equipment $950 $400
Total Direct Costs $33,355 $38,170
     
Living Expenses 9 Months 12 Months
Room/Board $18,225 $24,300
Transportation $2,700 $3,600
Health Insurance $2,880 $3,840
Miscellaneous $2,295 $3,060
Total $26,100 $34,800
Residency Travel   $900
Average Loan Fee Allowance $1,100 $1,650
     
Total Cost of Attendance $60,555 $75,520
**$1,028/credit (didactic); $238/credit (residency)
Speech-Language Pathology Program
                           1st Award Year
Class of 2025
2nd Award Year
Class of 2024
Tuition $32,555 $32,555
University Fees $1,070 $1,640
Total Tuition and Fees $33,625 $34,195
Books/Equipment $3,000 $3,000
Certification Exam Fee   $146
Total Direct Costs $36,625 $37,341
     
Living Expenses 9 Months 12 Months
Room/Board $18,225 $24,300
Transportation $2,700 $3,600
Health Insurance $2,880 $3,840
Miscellaneous $2,295 $3,060
Total $26,100 $34,800
Externship Travel   $1,425
Average Loan Fee Allowance $940 $1,410
     
Total Cost of Attendance $63,665 $74,976
**$1,085/credit
Physician Assistant
                           Class of 2025 Class of 2024 Total Cost
Tuition $50,680 $50,680 $101,360
University Fees $1,351 $926 $2,277
Total Tuition and Fees $52,031 $51,606 $103,637
       
Computer Allowance $1,500   $1,500
Books/Equipment $1,900 $800 $2,700
Certification Exam Fee   $550 $550
Total Direct Costs $55,431 $52,956 $108,387
       
Living Expenses 12 Months 10.5 Months  
Housing/Food $24,300 $21,263 $45,563
Transportation $3,600 $3,150 $6,750
Health Insurance $3,840 $3,360 $7,200
Miscellaneous $3,060 $2,678 $5,738
Total $34,800 $30,450 $65,250
       
Externship Travel $1,800 $3,600 $5,400
Average Loan Fee Allowance $1,950 $2,000 $3,950
Total Cost of Attendance $93,981 $89,006 $182,987
**$930/credit
Post-baccalaureate Programs
Post-Baccalaureate In Health Sciences
                           2023-2024
Tuition $21,750
University Fees $1,010
Total Tuition and Fees $2,760
   
Other Fees/Costs (books/equipment) $1,000
Total Direct Costs $23,760
   
Living Expenses 9 Months
Housing/Food $16,650
Transportation $2,700
Health Insurance $2,880
Miscellaneous $2,070
Total Living Expense $24,300
Average Loan Fee Allowance $425
Total Cost of Attendance $48,485
**$870/credit

Post-Baccalaureate - Speech-Language Pathology Track
                           2023-2024
Tuition $25,088
University Fees $1,285
Total Tuition and Fees $26,373
   
Other Fees/Costs (books/equipment) $1,200
Total Direct Costs $27,573
   
Living Expenses 10.5 Months
Housing/Food $19,425
Transportation $3,150
Health Insurance $3,360
Miscellaneous $2,415
Total Living Expense $28,350
Average Loan Fee Allowance $480
Total Cost of Attendance $56,403
**$784/credit
Graduate Programs in Biomedicine
Please note that this program may be completed online or on-campus. As such, living expenses are included in the full cost of attendance for budgetary purposes and for those students looking to borrow for those expenses. Living expenses do not reflect charges by the school. The program cost without such amounts can be determined by adding the tuition, fees, and books/equipment (i.e. Total Direct Costs).
                           Masters Doctorate
Tuition $54,865 $102,415
University Fees $2,100 $2,895
Books/Equipment $3,250 $4,417
Total Direct Costs $60,215 $109,727
     
Living Expenses 12 Months (for 2 years) 12 Months (for 2 years)
Housing/Food $24,300 $24,300
Transportation $3,600 $3,600
Health Insurance $3,840 $3,840
Miscellaneous $3,060 $3,060
Total Per Year $34,800 $34,800
Total Living Expense $69,600 $104,400
     
Total Cost of Attendance $129,815 $214,127
Fees subject to change and vary based on number of credits taken each term and number of terms attended
**$1,231/credit
**Tuition is charged on a flat rate per-term based on the annual tuition, except for students not enrolled on a full-time basis.