Expenses include program tuition and a non-refundable deposit of $500, applied to the tuition bill, if accepted. Students are responsible for all fees required by the college/university. Additional expenses include items such as textbooks, apparel, classroom supplies and all living expenses. Occasionally students have opportunities to travel to educational programs that may require a small fee.
Students are required to purchase liability malpractice insurance for the period covering the clinical year, at their own expense, unless the college or university maintains liability coverage for students in clinical programs.
All students must have a current (within one year) PA State Police Criminal Clearance. Students who have not been a resident of PA for the most recent two years will also need to acquire an FBI Clearance. Directions for obtaining either clearance will be provided to successful applicants.
Meals are available in the employee cafeteria. Parking is provided free of charge at designated lots.
For more information, please see the 2021 Student Handbook (PDF) (subject to change without notice).
The UPMC Williamsport Medical Laboratory Science Program does not participate in state or federal financial aid programs. Students who wish to obtain such assistance may do so through their university by remaining enrolled in the degree-granting university during the clinical year. Scholarship opportunities may also be available.