Tuition and Fees

Estimated expenses for the UIW Master of Biomedical Program 2024-2025 academic year are listed below. Please recognize that the following is provided solely as an estimate to aid your financial planning and all expenses are subject to change. The chart below provides costs for the entire program. Tuition is charged over each semester of enrollment (fall and spring) and is determined by the number of hours enrolled. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state residents.

For a detailed listing of tuition and fees, visit Tuition and Fees.

UIW MBS Estimated Program Expenses Table
  Fall Semester
(18 hours)
Spring Semester
(18 hours)
Program Total
Tuition $19,800 $20,900 $40,700
Course Fees* $500 $500 $1,000
Records Fee $40 $0 $40
UIW Student Health Insurance**
(if applicable)
$2,657 (estimated) $2,613 (estimated) $5,270
(included in course fees)
$0 $0 $0
Total $22,997 $24,013 $47,010

*University fees include technology, student services, fitness, etc.

**All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage either through UIW or through another individual or family plan. Students are required to demonstrate proof of coverage with major medical insurance at levels required by the University. A student may choose their own personal insurance plan as long as it is comparable in coverage to that offered by the University. Cost of school insurance is for 12 months.

During the application process

  • Matriculation fee for accepted students: $200 (non-refundable)

Prior to matriculation

  • Scrubs are required when in the anatomy lab. Cost of scrubs will vary based on vendor and personal preferences.
  • Immunizations and a physical exam are required prior to matriculation. This is an out-of-pocket expense. For more information about this matriculation requirement, visit Incoming Students.
  • The cost of a computer will depend on personal preferences. Pre-owned computers/laptops must meet the technology requirements as specified in the MBS Supplemental Student Handbook.

During the academic year

  • Living expenses (housing, transportation, books and personal miscellaneous expenses) are estimated at $29,986 for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Financial Aid

The UIW Office of Financial Assistance is available to help students and provides the necessary forms to complete the financial aid record. MBS financial aid assistance is also available by contacting the Office of Admissions at or (210) 283-6998.

  1. Apply for Financial Aid
    All applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance (UIW School Code: 003578). The FAFSA can be submitted prior to completing the admissions application or acceptance into the program. A financial aid offer letter will be created upon acceptance.
  2. View the Financial Aid Online
    Access Cardinal App's BannerWeb for personalized financial assistance information including requirements needed to accept aid, the amount of aid offered and disbursement dates.

Types of Aid

UIW awards scholarships based on academic excellence, performance in a specific activity (such as the fine arts) or on other criteria established by donors. For a listing of available scholarship opportunities, visit Scholarship Resources.

Students should take advantage of all scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements including external scholarships.

Federal Direct Student Loans are low-interest loans that must be repaid at a future date, usually beginning six months after graduation, periods of non-enrollment or less than half-time enrollment. An unsubsidized loan is not awarded on the basis of need. Interest is accrued from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full.

For more information about federal student loans, visit

Graduate PLUS Loans are unsubsidized, credit-based loans that graduate students may apply for to assist with educational expenses. Loan eligibility is based on credit history, a minimum of half-time enrollment and completion of a FAFSA.

For more information about federal student loans, visit

State loans are credit-based and may require a cosigner. However, state loans generally offer more favorable terms than other alternative loans. Students are encouraged to maximize federal loans before borrowing state loans.

Private (or “alternative”) loans are provided by outside companies, usually banks, for educational expenses. These loans are credit-based and will often require a valid cosigner in order to qualify. Interest rates are market-based, and can be either fixed or variable. Students are encouraged to maximize federal loans prior to using private loan. A list of common lenders can be viewed at the UIW Financial Aid site under Loan Assistance.