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.  Suggestions of local area housing may be provided to students enrolled in the program.  Contact the School of Histotechnology for more information. 

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.

Military & Veterans Benefits

Compliance with 38 USC 3679(e):

Beginning August 1, 2019, and despite any policy to the contrary, the OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center School of Clinical Laboratory Science will not take any of the four following actions toward any student using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while their payment from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs is pending to the educational institution:

•    Prevent their enrollment;
•    Assess a late penalty fee to;
•    Require they secure alternative or additional funding;
•    Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

•    Produce the VA’s Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
•    Provide written request to be certified;
•    Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies (see our VA School Certifying Official for all requirements).

Credit for Previous Education:

OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center – School of Clinical Laboratory Science & Histotechnology will grant appropriate credit for previous education from an accredited institution for courses required as prerequisite coursework for the program. Veterans will be required to present appropriate documentation as a part of their application to the program in order to assess the credit to be assigned.

OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center School of Clinical Laboratory Science & Histotechnology does not accept transfer students from other Clinical Laboratory Science programs due to the complexity of evaluating those institutions’ didactic and clinical education programs and demonstrated competencies.

Other Notes

There is no fee for student parking.

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