Medical Scribe Specialist Certificate

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Cost to Attend - Medical Scribe Specialist Certificate Program

UMMC's Student Financial Aid maintains estimated costs of attendance and tuition, including information about SHRP programs such as the Medical Scribe Specialist Certificate.

As stated in the UMMC Bulletin, the Medical Center reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees without prior notice subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

The Medical Scribe Specialist Certificate student will pay undergraduate level tuition per credit hour.  Students in online programs are not charged non-resident fees.  

In addition to tuition and health insurance, students should be aware of the following additional expenses:

  • Educational supplies
    • Laptop computer with Microsoft Office software - $1,200
    • External webcam with microphone- $50
    • Textbooks - $425
  • Lab apparel/uniforms
    • Scrubs, shoes, etc. - $250
  • Other
    • Office Supplies - $150
    • Online fees ($150 per semester) - $300
    • Drug Screen prior to clinical rotation - $75 

Total estimated additional costs - $2,450


Computer/electronic device

Courses for this program are taught in an online learning environment.  Students are required to have a computer/device to access books and perform additional tasks. This cost is factored into expenses (above). They must also purchase Adobe Flash Player, bundled with the LockDown Browser installation, for remote testing, and an external webcam with microphone.

To ensure that you have a computer/device that meets minimum standards to function with UMMC platforms, it must at least function at the following levels:

  • Windows 10 or newer OR Macintosh: OS X Catalina (10.15) or newer;
  • Must be patched by operating system company regularly;
  • Modern browser such as the latest Chrome or Internet Explorer/Edge; and
  • Must run a modern and updated anti-virus solution.

We do not recommend any thin client devices such as Chromebooks or Google books.


Travel to clinical rotations

Students are required to travel to clinical rotations. Therefore, students should be prepared to provide their own transportation and other incidental expenses during these clinical affiliations.