Estimated Total Annual Expense

Tuition is due on a quarterly basis. Based on the tuition rate of $185 per credit, quarterly tuition for a full-time student enrolled in 15 credits is $2775. The estimated total annual expense is $8,325 (45 quarter credits completed per year). The estimated maximum total expense for tuition in the Associate’s Degree in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Personal Training program is (varies depending on electives chosen) $17,064 based on tuition rate of $185 per credit hour (90 total quarter credits required) and a proctor fee of $23.00 per course (approximately 18 courses to earn degree, also varies with electives chosen).

Before applying for financial aid, students and parents should assess all the costs associated with attending ISSA. The Financial Aid office establishes standard budgets, which reflect standard costs for students during a typical quarter of enrollment.  Actual expenses vary among students depending upon lifestyles, priorities, and obligations. To assist applicants in determining their need to meet all costs of education, direct and indirect, the following schedule of tuition and fee costs has been provided with estimates of living expenses.

  Living Alone / with Roommates Living with Parents  
  Per Credit Course Month Quarter Year (3 Qtrs) Month Quarter Year (3 Qtrs)  
Tuition $185.00 N/A N/A $2,775.00 $8,325.00 N/A $2775.00 $8,325.00
Fees 1 N/A $23.00 N/A $69.00 $207.00 N/A $69.0 $207.00
Books 2 N/A $0.00 N/A $0.00 $0.00 N/A $0.00 $0.00
Room & Board N/A N/A $920.00 $2,760.00 $8,280.00 $380.00 $1,140.00 $3,420.00
Transportation, Personal & Misc. N/A N/A $428.00 $1,284.00 $3,852.00 $438.00 $1,314.00 $3,942.00
Total: $6,888.00 $20,664.00 Total: $5,298.00 $15,894.00
Less Than Half Time (LTHT) Enrollment Total 3: $6,132.00 $18,396.00 LTHT Total 3: $4524.00 $13,572.00

1 Proctor fee not payable to ISSA. The student is responsible for covering one proctored exam per course. Online proctoring for the final examination can be arranged through for $23.00. Students can also arrange for an onsite proctor at their own expense.

2 All students taking undergraduate courses for credit have unrestricted access to an electronic version of the course textbook. The book is embedded in the course as a provision of ISSA Library Services and is available seven days prior to the start of class and throughout the term at no charge. Students who wish to purchase hardcopy textbooks can purchase books from a vendor of their choosing. Textbooks are listed in the course syllabus.

3 No personal or miscellaneous expenses are included in the Cost of Attendance for students attending Less Than Half Time (LTHT).