Tuition and Financial Aid

The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program at Bellarmine University is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Professionals in this field are in high demand, and according to the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the median annual salary for staff medical laboratory scientists was $68,240 in 2019, and salaries for laboratory managers averaged $92,120.1 Your investment in your clinical laboratory science degree is a step toward a fulfilling and satisfying career helping others.

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A medical laboratory science student in lab

MLS Degree Tuition

It’s important to understand the cost of your education as you take this next step to become a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Tuition rates for MLS courses are locked in at the time of enrollment; students who stay on track with their cohort will not be subject to tuition increases over the duration of their program. Your total program cost is $65,9002, which includes your books and fees.

Financial Aid

There are a number of financial aid opportunities that students may qualify for at Bellarmine University, including grants and student loans. For assistance in determining financial aid options, contact an admission counselor.

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Students may be eligible for grants. Grant eligibility is determined based on a student’s FAFSA and their remaining eligibility for other financial aid opportunities. For more information about grants, visit Bellarmine’s Institutional Assistance page.

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Student Loans

Several student loan programs are available to Bellarmine University students. Alternative (or private) student loans are a viable option to help MLS students pay for their education. These are student loans from a private bank or lending institution. These private student loans likely have interest rates, repayment terms and deferment options.

Information on students and parents receiving Title IV education loans will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).

1Garcia E, Kundu I, Fong K. (2020) American Society for Clinical Pathology’s 2019 Wage Survey of Medical Laboratories in The US. Am J Clin Pathol XX (1-25). DOI:10.1093/ajcp/aqaa197