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West Coast Ultrasound Institute, located in Beverly Hills, California, was established in 1998 by Dr. Neville Smith and Myra Chason in order to fill the need of a radiological imaging school. The school's main campus is located in Beverly Hills, with a satellite campus in Ontario, California, and a branch campus in Phoenix, Arizona. The school is designed to produce educated professionals in the field of sonography.
West Coast Ultrasound Institute offers several programs in medical imaging. The school offers short term and long term educations, resulting in diplomas or degrees. The school primarily deals with medical imaging, specifically through ultrasound methods, such as diagnostic medical sonography and cardiovascular sonography. Additionally the school offers Magnetic resonance imaging and nursing programs. Several short term programs include NCLEX preparation classes RN/VN continuing education courses.
Advanced courses are available, providing an in depth understanding of pediatric cardiac ultrasound and congenital heart disease.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Individuals interested in enrolling at West Coast Ultrasound Institute must have a high school diploma or GED, or a translated diploma from their respective country. Additionally, students will be asked to write a five hundred word essay and obtain a passing score on the Wonderlic exam. Individuals that submit a completed application and associated fees, will then be subject to a background check.
Financial aid is available to eligible students. Eligibility is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students interested in receiving aid should complete the form, after which a student aid report will be made demonstrating if and which forms of aid one qualifies for.
The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Ultrasound Technician (A, C)
Cardiovascular Technology (A, C)
Radiology Technician (A, C)
Nursing Assistant (A, C)
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $26,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $100 application fee for students applying to the school. Student who wish to obtain more information regarding financial aid may contact the school's financial aid office at (323) 289-5123, which has information regarding types of aid, forms and more. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at West Coast Ultrasound Institute, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $33,000-$39,000
- Required fees: $110
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||77%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||50%||$5,132|
|Receiving Student Loans||70%||$10,546|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 5%.
Other Healthcare or Nursing Schools
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- Preferred College of Nursing - Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA (4 miles away)
- Kaplan College - North Hollywood in North Hollywood, CA (8 miles away)
- American Medical Sciences Center in Glendale, CA (9 miles away)
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