For a 4 + 1 student or a student attending a college that does not charge tuition during the clinical year, tuition for the year is $4,000 and is payable to Parkview Medical Laboratory Science Program.
Parkview has a tuition reimbursement agreement with many academic institutions. Students attending those schools pay tuition directly to the school. Current fees are discussed at the interview. All fees are subject to change without notice.
Students are required to purchase or rent their textbooks. A textbook list will be provided to the students after their acceptance of placement into the Program or upon request.
Laboratory coats designed to protect the wearer from exposure to blood and body fluids are provided by Parkview. Students will need to purchase and wear royal blue scrubs.
Meals and housing
Students must provide their own meals and housing. Meals may be purchased in the hospital cafeteria. Students may also bring (pack) lunches and snacks.
Students are responsible for any health care expenses they may incur and are strongly encouraged to have health insurance.
Students are covered under the hospital's liability insurance policy, although students may elect to purchase individual liability policies.
Each student will be required to pass a physical health examination and urine drug screen (10 panel) that are to be taken between 30 days and 60 days before the start of the program year. The student is financially responsible for this examination and testing. Vaccinations and/or titers must also be documented and are the financial responsibility of the student. Costs will vary between providers.
While passing a national certification exam is a goal of the program for the students, graduation from the program is not contingent on passing a national certification exam. Students graduate from the program based on their performance throughout the program year and passing the program's cumulative final exam, culminating in earning a graduation certificate. Once students have graduated from the program, students are eligible to pursue national certification offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) or other nationally recognized certification agency. The certification exams cost approximately $250 each.