Tuition & Expenses

Financial Assistance:

Coming Soon! We are happy to announce scholarship opportunities with First Hawaiian Bank. Please check back here for updates to the application process.

The Kona Hospital Surgical Technology Program will assist student to meet requirements for scholarships that may be available to them after starting the program.
ARC-STSA & NBSTSA have scholarships available to assist with tuition.
For more information please visit:
ARC/STSA Student Scholarships
NBSTSA Foundation for Surgical Technology – scholarship awards


$6000 (School Year 2023)


  • Background Check/ Drug Screening/ Finger Printing
  • Cengage E book – Digital Books
  • NBSTAS Practice exam
  • AST Gold Student Exam Bundle – Membership, study guide, and exam
  • Current BLS for Health Care Workers

Other Costs:

  • Closed toed leather shoes
  • Safety goggles
  • Surgical Scrubs for classroom
  • Immunizations
  • Physical Exam
  • Return check charge
  • Liability Insurance ($31)