Tuition and Financing

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. Courses with additional fees 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). You may review related financial policies and procedures at OneStop, such as student account activity, refunds, and credits balances.

Tuition and 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.
  • MMLS tuition has a different rate than the MLS program. Tuition is assessed by credit hour, but some courses have additional fees. You may find the current credit hour rate at the Onestop Tuition page
  • Laboratory course fees are charged to cover the cost of consumable supplies and reagents used in MLS and MMLS courses, as well as to service microscopes and other equipment used in course instruction. Course fees are assessed the same rate for MLS and MMLS courses. Click to view the current course fees.
  • Textbooks are required for most MLS and MMLS courses and contribute substantially to the cost of education. Unlike some courses on campus, these texts are truly required and essential for student success. Students are encouraged to purchase and keep them for professional reference during their career. To cut costs, most textbooks are available used or can be rented. Please see the University of Minnesota Bookstore website for more information.

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MLS Program Cost of Attendance: BS Degree and Certificate

Tuition and Other Fees

Basic Costs

  Resident living with parent Resident living in dorm or apartment Clinical Semester
Tuition/Fees $15,236 $15,236 $5,123
Books/Supplies $1,000 $1,000 NA
Room/Board $3,276 $10,358 $5,179
Transportation $228 $228 $114
Personal/Misc $2,000 $2,000 $1,000
Loan Fees $206 $206 $103
Fall+Spring Total $21,946 $29,028 $11,519

Additional Fees

Collegiate Fee
Fee Assessed To
Academic Health Sciences  
$185.00 All students, 6 or more credits (collegiate fee)
$92.50 All students, fewer than 6 credits (collegiate fee)
MLS Course Laboratory Fees
Semester Course Purpose Amount
Fall MLSP 5112 Appl Diagn Microbiology Princ Consumable Materials
Fall MLSP 5212 Appl Hematology & Hemostatis Consumable Materials
Spring MLSP 5311 Laboratory Techniques Consumable Materials
Spring MLSP 5312 Body Fluid Analysis Consumable Materials
Spring MLSP 5514 Appl of Transfusion Med Princ Consumable Materials $188

Cost of Attendance Summary

Junior Year

  Living with Parent Living in Apartment
Tuition + Basic Costs $21,946 $29,028
Collegiate Fee $370 $370
Course Fees $220 $220
  $22,536 $29,618

Senior Year

  Living with Parent Living in Apartment
Tuition + Basic Costs $21,946 $29,028
Collegiate Fee $370 $370
Course Fees $739 $739
  $23,055 $30,137

Clinical Semester

  Living with Parent Living in Apartment
Tuition + Basic Costs * $7,978 $11,519
Collegiate Fee $185 $185
Course Fees $7 $7
Rural Clinical Living Costs # $500 $500
  $13,170 $16,711

* 10 credits and 1/2 other costs; no books
# each student has a rural rotation away from Twin Cities

MLS Program Cost of Attendance: MLS Professional Masters (MMLS)

  Semester 1 (6cr) Semester 2 (14 cr) Semester 3 (14 cr) Semester 4 (12 cr) Semester 5 (9 cr)
Tuition ($700/cr) $4,200 $9,800 $9,800 $8,400 $6,300
Collegiate Fee $185 $185 $185 $185 $185
Lab Fees $219 $1,150 $1,102 $7 $0
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Room & Board $7,500 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500
Transportation $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Personal/misc $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Total $16,104 $22,635 $22,587 $20,092 $17,985