Something that Foreigners should be aware of, as an added cost, upon your termination of the medical program, and considering the trend of things, it is likely to increase over time as well.
I am a student graduating in November 2009 from UNIBE and this is what the fee breakdown is looking like....just to get your paperwork and get out of here:
The process is in two parts
The Legalization of the transcripts you used @ Admission - USD$250 per document (If you have several transfers transcripts contributing to one program, it will be $250 per transcript) This is done by SEESCyT (Secretaría de Estado de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología ) which is the Department of Higher Education in the Dominican Republic.
There is no set working period for this to be done, but step 2 cannot be started until this step is completed, and the verification/legalization of your transcripts can take months.
Begins after Part 1 has been completed and you have been awarded your Diploma and the school prepares the other relevant documentation.
The following documents also have to be legalized by SEESCyT
3. Certificate of Grades
4. Certificate of Internship
SEESCyT has also added the following to the list but its necessity is debatable:
5. Clinical Rotation Grades
each of the above documents costs USD$250
There will also be whatever applicable fees for translation, and notarization of the translated documents and courier fees & power of attorney fees unless you intend to stay around after your graduation.
Separate and apart from these fees you also need to pay a Graduation Fee, @ UNIBE it is currently USD$450. (This fee is payable whether or not you walk for graduation)
Unibe also charges for the Completion Letter USD$25, which is only valid between the dates you finish your clinical rotations and the date of graduation and Transcripts are $50 each plus an additional $80 for translation to English.
If you are married to a Dominican National or are of Dominican parentage your fees will be assessed as a Dominican...which from SEESCyT basically means replacing the USD$ notation in this post to RD$.
So where Foreigners pay USD$250, Dominican Nationals and others assessed as such pay RD$250.
Expect to pay about USD$1550 thereabouts in fees. (not including graduation)
Hope this post was helpful!