Vanderbilt Program of Medical Laboratory Science

Program Expenses and Requirements

Upon acceptance into the program, a $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the student's position in the class. The following fee schedule applies:

Deposit (non-refundable)   $100.00       Due upon acceptance

Tuition Payment I               $3000.00     Due during Orientation in June

Tuition Payment II              $3000.00      Due the first week of January

Books                                       ~625.00

* Current registration fees for National boards are $225.00.  Tennessee Licensure fees total $60 plus a $50 background check.

Housing costs, transportation and living expenses are covered by the student.

In the event a student withdraws from the program, tuition will be refunded on a prorated weekly basis up to the 12th week of classes.

Refund/Liability Schedule
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
% Tuition refund 97 94 90 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45
% Liability 3 6 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55

Policies and procedures for withdrawal from the program and academic dismissal are available upon request. All program policies and requirements are included in the VUMC Program of Medical Laboratory Science Student Handbook distributed during orientation.

Students must provide the following documentation upon acceptance into the program:

  • Verification of health insurance coverage (ALL Allied Health Students are required to be covered by health insurance during their training. Students should seek private healthcare insurance options, or enroll via the government healthcare exchanges.)
  • Records of required immunizations (specific information will be sent upon acceptance into the program)
  • Verification of completion of all course work excluding the clinical year required for the baccalaureate degree.

The cost of liability insurance during the year of training is included in the tuition. The cost of a required background check and drug screen for clinical rotations are also included in the tuition.

Financial Aid:

Federally funded Pell grants and guaranteed student loans (Stafford subsidized, unsubsidized, Parent PLUS) are available to eliglible students.  Monies are not available until after approzimately 60 days of enrollment, so living expense funds need be available during that time.  No tuition is required for eligible financial aid students until financial aid is available.  Early application for financial aid is highly recommended at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.  For more information about federal financial aid available at VUMC Programs in Allied Health, please see the Allied Health financial aid page.


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