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Diagnostic Sonography Tuition & Fees

General (Non-Affiliate) Applicants

For students who are allied health professionals or Bachelor of Science degree applicants, total tuition including fees is $12,500.

Payments must be made on the following schedule:

Tuition Fees Due Date
Acceptance deposit $500 n/a Within one week of acceptance
Semester 1 $2,500 $250 Second Friday in September
Semester 2 $3,000 n/a Last Friday in January
Semester 4 $3,000 $250 Second Friday in September
Semester 5 $3,000 n/a Last Friday in January

$12,000 $500

Penalty of late tuition
The program reserves the right to charge a service fee of .05% per day for tuition received after the due date. We may dismiss any student whose tuition payment is 30 days past due.

Current lab fees are $250 per year. The program reserves the right to change fees at any time. Students are responsible for any additional fees.

Tuition and related fees constitute only a part of the actual cost of the student’s education. Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography reserves the right to change the tuition and/or fees for any term.

Affiliate (University Partner) Applicants 

Students pay tuition directly to their university in accordance with the university’s policies.

The university reimburses the program based on student number each semester.

Other Expenses

Students are provided with a list of the required textbooks directly from the school’s distributor, Rittenhouse. Students are responsible for ordering and paying for their books at the time of purchase. The approximate cost for textbooks is $1,500.

Students may choose to purchase books from another vendor. It is their responsibility to ensure they purchase the most recent editions.

Students are responsible for purchasing and maintaining their uniform in accordance with the school's dress code. This policy is provided to students on the first day of class.

ARDMS certification exam
The application fee for the certification exam administered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) is not collected as part of tuition. The student is responsible for the fee.

The School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography assumes no responsibility for submission of the exam application, other than providing the appropriate requirements showing graduation.


Financial aid
The program does not participate in federal financial aid programs.

In the case of hardship, a payment plan may be worked out at the discretion of the program supervisor.

Should a student withdraw from the program for any reason, the student is responsible for the payment of any outstanding tuition/fees.

All tuition and fees must be paid in full prior to graduation.

Students will not be allowed to graduate until all financial obligations for educationally related expenses and housing have been met. (This does not include medical expenses related to illness.)

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Admission Policies

Our program does not have open enrollment. There is no waiting list. 

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