Cost of Attending

Cost of Attending

The cost categories are estimates and meant for the purpose of assistance in preparing a personal budget. Individual student costs will vary.

In addition to general tuition and fees of the University, there may also be fees that are charged in individual Medical Laboratory Sciences courses. To identify which courses have additional fees, more information can be found here. Each year in July, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents approves the tuition and fees for the next academic year. Tuition and Fees are subject to change.

Visit the One Stop Student Services website to estimate tuition and fees for our program (see the Undergraduate tuition fact sheet). One Stop is also the location to review related financial policies and procedures such as activities in your student account as well as refunds and credits balances.

Tuition & Fees

The professional program in Medical Laboratory Science has several different costs associated with obtaining the degree:

  • MLS tuition follows the standard University of Minnesota undergraduate rate. For most semesters, 13 or more credits are required and students will likely pay the flat rate. However, there are several factors can affect the tuition charges. Visit our One Stop Student Services for detailed information on how undergraduate tuition is assessed.
  • Laboratory course fees are charged to cover the cost of consumable supplies and reagents used in MLS courses, as well as to service microscopes and other equipment used in course instruction. Click to view the current course fees.
  • Textbooks are required for most MLS courses and contribute substantially to the cost of education. Unlike some courses on campus, these textbooks are truly required and essential for student success. Students are encouraged to purchase and keep these textbooks as professional references during their career. A limited supply of used text books is usually available from the bookstore. Most textbooks can be rented through the bookstore and many are available as eBooks or Amazon. Refer to the University of Minnesota Bookstore website for more information.

The MLS Program administers at the beginning of the curriculum and again before entering the final clinical semester.