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Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Estimated Costs, Tuition and Fees

UMMC's Student Financial Aid maintains estimated costs of attendance and tuition, including information about SHRP undergraduate programs such as the Medical Laboratory Science program.

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.

Estimated additional expenses

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

First year

  • Educational supplies
    • Laptop computer with Microsoft Office software - $1,200
    • Textbooks - $1,300
    • Program supplies (i.e., calculator, binders, etc.) - $650
  • Lab apparel/uniforms
    • Scrubs, lab coat/patch, shoes, etc. - $750
  • Other
    • ASCLS-MS membership fee - $86

Total estimated first-year costs - $3,985

Second year

  • Educational supplies
    • Textbooks - $300
    • Program supplies (i.e., calculator, binders, etc.) - $650
  • Lab apparel/uniforms
    • Scrubs - $750
  • National board exam/certification
    • MLS(ASCP) national certification examination fee - $240
  • Other
    • ASCLS-MS membership fee - $25
    • Basic life support training (CPR) - $40

Total estimated second-year costs - $2,005

Books/electronic devices

Some books may be available in digital format. Students are required to have a computer/device to access books and perform additional tasks. This cost is factored into "Educational Supplies" above for the junior year. 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 7 or Windows 10; Mac OS 10 or better;
  • 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.

Clinical rotations

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

Withdrawal/tuition refunds

Please note that the Medical Laboratory Science curriculum is designed to be sequential (i.e., all courses for each semester are prerequisites for courses in subsequent semesters). Students are not allowed to withdraw from a single class without withdrawing from the entire program. When a student becomes interested in withdrawing from the program, the UMMC Bulletin provides details regarding the institution's withdrawal policy and related tuition refunds. Additionally, withdrawal dates are highlighted on the academic calendar provided on the School of Health Related Professions webpage.