At Saba University, we are cognizant of the cost of medical education.

Saba University’s tuition compares extremely favorably to other schools while delivering on our commitment to quality.

According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, the per-semester tuition at public medical schools in the U.S. now exceeds $25,000. The cost has risen so high that most students must seek additional financing beyond what they can obtain through federal loan programs, such as Stafford Loans.

Of the very few medical schools located in the Caribbean whose students have the ability to obtain licensure in all 50 states and Canada, Saba University offers an extremely attractive value proposition that enables students to complete their education with far less indebtedness. This is especially true when compared with other Caribbean medical schools whose tuition and fees are 60% to 80% greater.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees for Saba University School of Medicine are as follows:

Tuition - effective September 2020 Semester

  • Basic Sciences Tuition per Semester (Semesters 1-5): $18,825
  • Clinical Medicine Tuition per Semester (Semesters 6-10): $21,950
  • Part-Time Tuition per Credit Hour: $740

Fees and deposits

  • Application Fee: $75
  • Clinical Liability Insurance per Semester: $295
  • Graduation Fee: $500
  • First Semester Lab Fee: $345
  • Review Fee: $500
  • Lab Fee (Saba campus only): $195
  • Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit: $750
  • Non-Refundable Administrative Fee: $100
  • Returned Check (insufficient funds): $35
  • Shelf Exam Fee (Saba campus only): $125
  • Student Activity Fee: $50
  • Transcript Fee: $10

Tuition and fees listed herein are effective September, 2020 semester. Saba University School of Medicine Board of Trustees reserves the right to change tuition and fees or to establish additional fees or charges whenever in their opinion such action is deemed necessary.

Unaccompanied first semester students at Saba University are expected to live in one of the dormitories. Consistent with the university’s commitment to supporting the broader community, these dormitories are owned by Saba residents.

The dormitory rent and fees are listed below. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, refrigerator and microwave. Fees are payable to and collected by dormitory management. The fee is due upon arrival on Saba. For additional dormitory information please contact the Admissions Office.

Hillside Dorm Single: $2,450
Hillside Dorm Security Deposit: $150
Hillside Dorm Fuel Charge: $150
Hillside Dorm Water Charge: $200

Dormitory rates listed herein are effective September 1, 2019, and are subject to change as deemed necessary.

Student health insurance

Students at Saba University are required to carry health insurance coverage for the duration of their medical school program. Proof of coverage is necessary upon matriculation and is often required by hospitals prior to students beginning a clinical rotation. Information on individual and group policies will be included in the student’s admission packet or may be requested from the Administration Office.


Medical evacuation and repatriation insurance 

This blanket insurance policy covers Emergency Medi-vac and repatriation. The premium is included as part of the tuition fees. It is mandatory that all Basic Sciences students and dependents carry this insurance.

Liability insurance

Students must carry liability insurance during their clinical clerkships. Application forms will be provided to the student upon admission to the Clinical Medicine program.

Payments for a student’s semester bill should be directed to the Bursar’s Office. If a bill is not received, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Finance Office.

Please mail your check or money order in U.S. funds, made payable to Saba University School of Medicine, to:

Saba University
C/O R3 Education Inc.
27 Jackson Road, Suite 301
Devens, Massachusetts 01434, United States

Saba also accepts payments via wire transfer. View Wire Transfer Information for the correct instructions.

Most medical students today leave school carrying a debt load that is well into the six figures. 

Saba University recognizes that this can be a heavy burden, and has always been committed to maintaining an affordable tuition, while providing the very best medical education.

We invite you to carefully weigh your total costs, and have provided this comparison to help you chart your financial approach to medical school.

Tuition Comparison Chart


You shouldn't have to incur a heavy debt load on your way to becoming a Saba doctor.


That's been our philosophy since our founding, and as you can see, we've managed to keep our tuition affordable relative to other medical programs.  Another path you may be considering is a U.S. osteopathic school.  Those schools provide a DO degree, not an MD, so we haven't included them in our comparison.  However, you'll typically find they're at least 35% more expensive than Saba.

1. Four-year tuition and fees.