OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, Illinois

Student Costs

Tuition & Fees Amounts When Due
Application Fee $50 With completed application form
Acceptance Fee $50 Upon acceptance to the program
Tuition $3,450 On or before first day of class
National certification exam fees $225 Upon exam application; before graduation
Textbooks Varies Must have by first day of class
Lab Supply Fee $500 On or before first day of class

The School of Histotechnology is certified for enrolled veterans to participate in the Illinois Veterans Benefits Program. The School of HT does not participate in any state or federal financial aid programs. Scholarship information, if available, will be shared with all students accepted into the program.

The application and acceptance fees are non-refundable. Tuition refunds will be made only after an official letter of withdrawal has been filed with the program director and according to the policy outlined in the student handbook. Tuition will not be refunded to students dismissed from the program for academic or disciplinary reasons.


Private housing is the responsibility of the student; housing is not generally available through the medical center.

Private dormitory rooms at Saint Francis College of Nursing are sometimes available by semester for students admitted to the School of CLS. Applicants are advised to contact the CON Director of Student Services at (309) 655-4125 if interested to determine availability. The dorm is located behind the medical center on Greenleaf Street; a walkway connects it to the south entrance of the medical center.

Employment Opportunities

Students may work while enrolled in the School of HT, provided such employment is outside of the regularly scheduled instructional time. There are may be opportunities for part-time work opportunities for HT students in the laboratory each year as laboratory assistants. Additional information will be given to students accepted into the program regarding application for these positions.

Other Notes

There is no fee for student parking.

Students receive the employee discount in the hospital cafeteria when wearing their OSF nametag.