Consumer Information

This page contains information detailing California Health Sciences University’s compliance with the consumer information requirements established by the Higher Education Act. Per federal regulation, a school must disclose information to the public and the Department of Education including, but not limited to financial aid; campus facilities, programs and services; campus security and safety; drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs.

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The CHSU Office of Financial Aid is available to assist current and prospective students with identifying funding options to help them meet their educational goals. CHSU participates in the following aid programs: Federal Student Aid (CHSU-COP only), private student loans, and internal and external scholarship programs.

Currently only students attending the College of Pharmacy’s Four-Year program are eligible for federal student aid.

Federal Student Aid includes Federal Work Study, Direct Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loans. To begin the application process for these types of aid a student must complete a FAFSA. The federal school code for CHSU is 042814. A student’s eligibility will depend on their FAFSA results, federal aid history, completion of additional documents such as loan entrance counseling, master promissory notes and verification (if applicable). The graduate plus loan also requires an additional credit application. All documents mentioned above should be completed online at except for verification. Verification will be completed via forms available from the financial aid office.

Students interested in FWS should contact the financial aid office for information about available positions and to determine their eligibility to participate in this need-based program. Eligible students are selected by the position supervisor based on their qualifications for the position.

Private Student Loans are credit-based loans that students can apply for. The application process for a private loan begins directly with the lender and includes a credit check and completion of required disclosures. Students may need to apply with a co-signer depending on their credit history.

Scholarships are sources of funding that typically do not have to be repaid. CHSU provides students with links to outside scholarship resources and opportunities. Each scholarship typically has its own unique selection criteria. Some scholarship may require the student to complete a servicer requirement.

This was a brief description of the types of financial assistance available. Students are encouraged to review the CHSU Student Catalog and Handbook and the financial aid page of our website for more detailed information about each funding option including rights and responsibilities, loan counseling requirements, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), disbursement and sample repayment information. Students can also obtain additional information by contacting the Financial Aid Office.

CHSU is made up of two colleges offering graduate level education with the goal of training health care providers that will work and serve the San Joaquin Valley: The College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Pharmacy. Detailed information about CHSU’s programs can be found on our website at and our catalog.

The campuses of CHSU are in Clovis, CA. The College of Pharmacy is located at 120 N. Clovis Ave, Clovis, CA. University administration offices are also housed at this location including the Office of Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar and the Business Office. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is located at 2500 Alluvial Ave, Clovis, CA.

Additional information including a detailed description of each location and its amenities can be found in the CHSU Student Catalog and Handbook.

Annual tuition and fee information for each academic program can be found on each program’s website and in the CHSU Student Catalog and Handbook. A student’s estimated cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, and estimates for living expenses. The University reserves the right to change institutional tuition, fees, and costs at any time with prior notice.

College of Pharmacy Cost of Attendance

Fees (est)$625$935
Health Insurance (est)$3,485$3,485
Books and Supplies (est)$1,125$0
Room and Board (est)$17,253$23,004
Transportation (est)$919$1,224
Personal Expenses (est)$3,843$5,124
Total Cost$72,250$78,772

College of osteopathic Medicine Cost of Attendance

Official Cost of Attendance
2022-2023 CHSU-COM

(Based on 11 Months)

STRF Fee (paid to CHSU)$122
Equipment Fee (paid to CHSU)$2,160
Equipment Fee (est) [paid to others]$4,420
Health Insurance (est)$3,241
Books and Supplies (est)$2,652
Room and Board (est)$23,364
Transportation (est)$1,232
Personal Expenses (est)$5,159

Official Cost of Attendance
2022-2023 CHSU-COM

(Based on 11 Months)

STRF Fee$89
Fees (est) [COMLEX]$675
Health Insurance (est)$3,241
Books and Supplies (est)$1,152
Room and Board (est)$23,364
Transportation (est)$1,232
Personal Expenses (est)$5,159

Official Cost of Attendance
2022-2023 CHSU-COM

(Based on 12 Months)

STRF Fee$59
Fees (est)$675
Health Insurance (est)$3,241
Books and Supplies (est)$1,152
Room and Board (est)$25,488
Transportation (est)$1,344
Personal Expenses (est)$5,628

Withdrawal is defined as a complete discontinuation of all studies at the University. Students must follow the withdrawal procedures outlined in the CHSU Student Catalog and Handbook.

The refund calculation period will be determined by the date the students stops attendance in all courses. Additional information about our refund policy can be found in the Financial Services/Financial Aid section of the catalog.  

Students who withdraw from a program of study and who used federal student aid will have a Return to Title IV calculation performed to determine the amount of funds earned and/or needing to be returned to the government. Please see the Return of Title IV Funds section of the student catalog for more detailed information.

CHSU is approved to operate by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.

CHSU is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

CHSU COP has decided to suspend the launch of a 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy program.  The 4-Year Doctor of Pharmacy program has had its pre-accreditation status withdrawn by ACPE and is currently following a teach-out plan for that program.

CHSU COM has been granted pre-accreditation status by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

Additional information about accreditation and Licensure can be found on our website at or in the CHSU Student Catalog and Handbook. The information includes the procedures for obtaining the school performance fact sheets and how to file complaints with the accreditor, state approval or licensing entity, and any other state official or agency that handles student complaints.

CHSU is committed to providing equal educational opportunity for persons with disabilities in accordance with its nondiscrimination policy and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

The law states that a person(s) with a “disability” is, “Someone with a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; or a person with a record of such impairment; or a person who is regarded as having such an impairment”. (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973)

Equal educational opportunity means that a person with a disability who is qualified for admission must have access to the same programs, services, and activities as all other students. If necessary to provide equal opportunity, CHSU-COM, where possible, will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures, unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity or pose an undue administrative or financial burden.

Details of CHSU-COM’s accessibility services policy can be found using the link.

Matriculating or Current CHSU Students with Disabilities

Students with documented disabilities who desire modifications or accommodations must contact the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs as soon as possible.

No accommodations are made without approval through CHSU’s defined process (as outlined in the policy). A medical, psychological and/or other diagnosis may rise to the level of a disability if it substantially limits one or more major life functions, one of which is learning. A disability may be temporary or ongoing.

The Accessibility Services Policy and the process for requesting services can be found in the CHSU Student Catalog and Handbook.

The transferability of credits you earn at California Health Sciences University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer.

CHSU-COM does not currently accept transfer applicants.

CHSU-COP is currently not accepting new or transfer students.

A full directory of administration, faculty and staff can be found on the CHSU websites:.

University Directory

College of Osteopathic Medicine Directory

College of Pharmacy Directory

Constitution Day will be held on September 17 of each year, commemorating the September 17,1787 signing of the Constitution.  However, if the 17th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day will be held during the preceding or following week.

CHSU-COM: Admitted students must comply with immunization requirements as listed on the COM Accepted Students’ webpage. Immunization requirements are established yearly by the COM Office of Student Affairs.

CHSU-COP: Enrolled students must comply with immunization requirements at area experiential education sites. Additional information about these requirements can be found in the CHSU Student Catalog and Handbook.

CHSU is required by our accreditors to maintain a teach-out plan in the event that the school or a program closes. Detailed information about our teach-out plan can be found in the CHSU Student Catalog and Handbook.

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at

Information about copyright infringement can be found on the CHSU Library webpage via the Copyright and Fair Use Guide.

A list of College of Osteopathic Medicine student organizations can be found on the CHSU website at

Completion, graduation, transfer, retention and placement rates are required for all institutions that enroll full-time, first-time degree or certificate seeking undergraduate students. CHSU currently only offers graduate level programs.

Clery/Campus Security Act

California Health Sciences University distributes an Annual Safety Report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The report is emailed annually and can also be found online at the CHSU Safety page.

Paper copies are available free of charge at 2500 Alluvial Avenue, Clovis, CA 93611 or by emailing the University’s Vice President of Operations at

Crime Log

The daily crime log can be found online at the CHSU Safety page.

As a participant in the FSA programs CHSU is committed to the health and safety of its students, faculty, staff and the community. Information about our Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco policy can be found in the CHSU Student Catalog and Handbook. The catalog includes resources for seeking help with substance abuse.

Textbook information can be found on the CHSU Library webpage.

Entrance Counseling

Students borrowing loans through the Federal Direct Loan Program (unsubsidized or graduate plus) must complete a loan entrance counseling session prior to any funds being disbursed. Entrance counseling must be completed online at

Exit Counseling

Any student that borrowed a federal student loan while in attendance at CHSU must complete a student loan exit counseling session. Notifications are sent to graduating students not later than 30 days prior to their anticipated graduation date. Exit counseling must be completed online at

Special PLUS Credit Counseling

A student who is declined for a graduate plus loan and then subsequently approved through the addition of an endorser or documentation of extenuating circumstances must complete a PLUS credit counseling session. The PLUS credit counseling session must be completed online at

CHSU Financial Aid reports federal loan data to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.

As part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Congress directed schools to make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to its students.  

To register to vote, as a California resident, you may obtain a voter registration form or register online at the website. For you to be eligible to vote in an election, your voter registration must be complete at least 21 days before the election.

If your home state is other than California, you may use the national form available from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission or visit your home state’s Secretary of State website.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives students the right to:

  • review their records
  • to request amendments to their records
  • to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information
  • and to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education

More information about privacy rights is available through the Office of the Registrar. The full text of CHSU’s FERPA Policy is available in the University Catalog and via the website at Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA).  For further questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar

The Office of Financial Aid at CHSU adheres to NASFAA’s Code of Conduct.