Finances

All course fees must be paid by the beginning of the course, and we must receive payment in order to enroll you in the course. Please review our payment policies and methods of payment page for details. Federal financial aid such as Stafford loans and Pell grants is not available for our EMT course. Your bank or credit union may offer private loan options.

Veterans Assistance Benefits (GI Bill): The EMT course is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) to certify enrollment for eligible veterans for the post-9/11 GI Bill (Ch 33), the Montgomery GI Bill (Ch 33), and other bills. You served our country, now let us help you! Learn more about we offer you by visiting our Veterans page.

Payment Plan: We offer a payment plan to assist you with paying your course fees. The payment plan requires an initial payment of $475, with the balance due over two additional payments, which must be completed before the course start date. If you sign up for a payment plan, your payment dates will be scheduled at that time. If all payments are not made before the course start date, you will not be able to attend the course.

The payment plan has a $35 sign-up fee, and a $60 fee per payment, so your total cost with the payment plan is $155 more than paying the course fee alone.

The initial payment for the payment plan can be made by cashier's check or by credit/debit card. The second two payments cannot be made by credit card, and must be made online by electronic transfer at the Sallie Mae web site.

To sign up for the payment plan, you must attend a required workshop to make your initial payment and sign the payment plan contract setting out the additional payment dates and terms. For more information or to schedule a workshop date, please email Darlene Karim, at dkarim@mednet.ucla.edu.

Marshall T. Morgan, MD Memorial Scholarship: Established in memory of longtime UCLA emergency physician Marshall T. Morgan, this program provides two EMT scholarships annually. For the EMT program, the scholarship will award up to $1500 toward course fees and materials. Applications can be submitted online beginning February 8, and must be submitted by April 1. Please see the Marshall Morgan Scholarship page for details.

Outside scholarships: Bound Tree and NAEMT both offer scholarships; please visit their pages for details. (The NAEMT scholarships are limited to members of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and are designed to support advancement of EMS personnel, e.g. from First Responder to EMT-Basic, or EMT-Basic to Paramedic.)