Tuition & Expenses

Financial Assistance:

The Kona Community Hospital Surgical Technology Program can assist students 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


$7000 (School Year 2024)


  • Background Check/ Drug Screening/ Finger Printing
  • Cengage E book – Digital Books
  • NBSTSA Practice exam
  • Association of Surgical Technology Gold Student Exam Bundle – Membership, study guide, and national certification 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/Malpractice Insurance CM&F Group ($35 for a year)