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Tuition and Financial Aid

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Tuition and fees

Tuition is not required for students in the Histology Technician Program. All admitted students will automatically receive the Mayo Clinic Workforce Development Scholarship, which covers the full cost of tuition. As long as students remain in good standing, they will receive this scholarship for the full duration of the program.

About the Mayo Clinic Workforce Development Scholarship

All programs within Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences are offered to help support and develop the staffing needs at Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic Workforce Development Scholarship provides students tuition-free access to specific educational programs that lead to health care careers where qualified candidates are needed, and current job openings are in high demand.

Cost of attendance

Estimated first-year student expenses (9 months) for the 2023-2024 academic year of the Histology Technician Program:

Direct expenses (paid to Mayo Clinic)
Items Cost
Tuition* (24 credits, $295/credit) $7,080
Estimated Mayo Clinic Scholarship -$7,080
Total estimated cost for direct expenses $0
Indirect expenses (not paid to Mayo Clinic)
Items Cost
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $450
Housing and food ($2,020/month) $18,180
Home internet ($55/month, plus $50 one-time install fee) $545
Personal and miscellaneous ($565/month) $5,085
Transportation ($350/month) $3,150
Total estimated cost for indirect expenses $34,490
Total net cost of attendance
Total estimated single student budget (direct + indirect expenses) $34,490

*Note: Tuition, the only budget item directly billed to you, is paid automatically by Mayo Clinic Scholarship. Adjust remaining budget items accordingly to align with your individual household budget needs. Exact tuition bill amounts are subject to change and are dependent on program curriculum.

Budget information

Estimated budget information is provided to allow you to completely prepare for your education. The estimated budget is the estimated cost of education-related expenses.

  • Personal and miscellaneous expenses include clothing, laundry and cleaning, personal hygiene and grooming, recreation, renter's insurance, student health insurance, and disability insurance.
  • Transportation expenses include gas, oil, maintenance, and insurance. 
  • Federal student loan fee is the average amount based on prior year borrowers and are a percentage of the total loan amount.
  • Dependent care and other expenses may be added to the budget on a case-by-case basis with supporting documentation. Contact Mayo Clinic's Financial Aid Office for further information.

Withdrawal and tuition refund

See the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science withdrawal and tuition refund policy.

Financial aid

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers financial incentives for students to participate in many of its health sciences training programs. Scholarships, grants, and low-interest loans may be available for those who demonstrate financial need.

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Registrar can provide more details about financial aid or incentives.