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School of Medical Laboratory Science

Joan Polancic
Program Director

joan.polancic@dhha.org
(303) 602-5227

Tuition, Fees & Policies

Medical Laboratory Scientist

School of Medical Lab Science

Tuition, Fees and Other Expenses

Student tuition is $18,000. Upon acceptance to the program, the Program Director will provide scholarship and partial loan forgiveness information for which students may apply.

Lab coats and other personal protective equipment (PPE), and professional liability insurance will be provided by the Denver Health Laboratory. Upon acceptance into the program, the student is responsible for the following expenses:

  • Daily living - housing, meals, transportation, parking
  • Textbooks
  • Scrubs for daily wear; Program Director will provide required scrub color
  • Background check; Program Director will provide information
  • Health insurance; proof of health insurance is required for the 12 months in the program
  • Proof of immunization for seasonal flu, MMR (two doses), HepB, Varicella, Tdap, Meningococcal meningitis
  • Negative PPD test (within 12 months) or negative chest x-ray (if history of positive PPD)
  • Worker’s compensation insurance; Program Director will provide information

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Those that successfully pass the exam may use the credential MLS(ASCP). The student will be responsible for the certification exam fee (apx. $225) which will be due in November.

Student Withdrawal Policy

Students may voluntarily withdraw from the School of Medical Laboratory Science at any time. Any student wishing to withdraw must submit a signed written letter to the Program Director indicating intent to withdraw along with the effective date.

The student must return his/her name badge and outstanding program materials, clean out his/her locker, and pay any outstanding fees. Access to Denver Health intranet services will be discontinued.

Within 30 days of withdrawal, a final accounting of payment due to the program will be presented, if applicable. Final payment will be due within 30 days of receipt of invoice.

Refund Policy

A student who voluntarily withdraws or is dismissed from the School of Medical Laboratory Science will not receive a refund of tuition or fees and will be billed for final payment, if applicable. Final payment will be due within 30 days of receipt of invoice.