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Tuition for the program is $4,500 and is paid according to the following schedule:

  • $100 upon acceptance of the position and signing the enrollment agreement
  • $1,000 first day of class
  • $1,000 on 1st Friday of November
  • $500 on 1st Friday of December
  • $1,000 on 1st Friday of February
  • $900 on 1st Friday of June

A 14-day grace period from the date each payment is due will be granted. After the grace period, a late penalty of $20 a day will be charged for a maximum of 7 days.

Students are responsible for fulfilling all financial obligations to Inova Fairfax Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program. Students who do not meet their financial responsibilities are subject to withdrawal from school.

Expenses including textbooks, housing, transportation, meals, healthcare and certification exam fees are the responsibility of the student.

Refund Policy

An applicant must submit a written notice to the school if they decide to withdraw their application and they will not be refunded the $50 application fee. The applicant will have until the beginning of January of each year to withdraw their application. An applicant is defined as any person who has submitted an application to the program. An enrolled student is a person who has been offered a position in the program and has paid the $100 reservation fee and signed the enrollment agreement. Once the agreement and fee has been returned the enrolled student has 3 business days to cancel their enrollment for a full refund of the reservation fee. If the student decides to cancel their enrollment more than 3 days after executing the enrollment agreement and making an initial payment, but prior to the first day of class they will be entitled to a refund of monies paid, excluding the $50 application fee. A student who has been offered a position and is rejected by the school will be refunded their $100 reservation fee. Rejection may occur if all conditional admission requirements are not met by the applicant.

A student who begins the program but withdraws or is dismissed during the first quartile (25%) of the period is entitled to receive a refund 75% of the stated cost of the program for that period. A student who starts the program but withdraws or is dismissed after completing second quartile (more than 25% but less than 50%) of the period is entitled to receive a refund 50% of the stated cost of the program for that period. A student who starts the program but withdraws or is dismissed after completing third quartile (more than 50% but less than 75%) of the period is entitled to receive a refund 25% of the stated cost of the program for that period. A student who withdraws after completing more than three quartiles (75%) of the program shall not be entitled to a refund. A period is defined as the time beginning with the due date of the payment and ending the day before the next payment is due.

If a student chooses to withdraw, they must submit a formal written notice to include the expected last date of attendance and be signed by the student. In the absence of a formal written notice, the withdrawal is defined as 14 calendar days after the student’s last day of attendance. If a student is in any way financially indebted to the Inova Fairfax Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Science, the student will not be able to graduate which includes the graduation ceremony and certification exam eligibility.

Other Expenses

Expenses such as housing, transportation, textbooks, healthcare and certification exam fees are the responsibility of the student.

Program Policies and Handbook

Refer to the student handbook for important detailed information regarding the program's policies and curriculum.