Tuition and Financial Aid
Costs for the Sonography Program are similar for students enrolled in the certificate option and the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) option at University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR).
Students enrolled in the certificate option pay tuition and apply for financial aid through Mayo School of Health Sciences. Students enrolled in the BSHP option pay tuition and apply for financial aid through UMR.
Students enrolled in the program may find it difficult to hold employment and are, therefore, encouraged to avoid it if possible.
Information about tuition, fees and financial aid for students interested in the BSHP option is available on the UMR website.
Certificate option: Florida
See the cost of attendance for Sonography Program students at the Florida campus.
Certificate option: Minnesota
For 2015-2016, program tuition is $496 per credit with an expected increase for the second year of the program. There are 65 credits in the program. Additionally, a total of $555 in course fees are charged throughout the program.
Other mandatory expenses
- $800 (estimated) — books
- $100 (estimated) — uniforms
- $200 — Sonography Principles & Instrumentation Examination (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography)
Total estimated cost of attendance
- $32,795 — tuition and fees
- $1,100 — other expenses
- $33,895 — total estimated cost of attendance*
*Program tuition rates, fees and related expenses are subject to change. These estimated expenses represent a good faith effort to disclose true costs of attendance.
Living expenses such as transportation, housing and meals are not paid to the school. However, these expenses are considered for purposes of processing financial aid, where applicable.
The Office of Student Financial Aid can provide more details about financial aid offered for the Sonography Program.
Withdrawal and tuition refund
UMR students who find it necessary to withdraw from the program may be eligible for a tuition refund. Contact UMR for information about its tuition refund policy.
Certificate students who find it necessary to withdraw from the program may be eligible to receive a refund of tuition depending upon the date of withdrawal. See the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine withdrawal and tuition refund policy.