|Optional and Mandatory Fees||Mandatory Fees||Tuition||Fees and Charges|
|Graduation Fee||Laboratory Fees||Student Service Fee||Technology Fee|
|Optional Fees||Professional Liability Insurance||Competitive Academic Scholarship Awards|
|Summary of Estimated Annual Fees and Expenses Based on Full-time Enrollment||Estimated Program Expenses for Health Informatics Master's Program Per Year|
Certain mandatory and optional fees should be anticipated at the School. Mandatory fees are required of all students. Optional fees are not required, but the student may elect to subscribe to any of the services listed under optional fees. All fees are subject to change without notice.
Any prospective student submitting an application to the school for consideration must also submit a non-refundable $60 application fee. This fee is assessed to cover the cost of processing the application.
Beginning Fall 2011, Texas resident tuition is $206 per semester credit hour. Non-resident tuition is $656 per semester credit hour.
A resident doctoral student who has a total of 100 or more semester credit hours of doctoral work at an institution of higher education is required to pay nonresident doctoral tuition rates. For more information contact the Office of the Registrar.
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||$60|
|Audit Fee per Course||$25|
|Graduation Fee (see below)||$75|
|Installment Use Fee||$20|
|Late Installment Use Fee||$15|
|Late Registration Fee||$25|
|Returned Check Fee||$25|
|Credit Card Service Use Fee (NEW FEE)||1.25% (Fall 2012); 2.5% (Fall 2013)|
|Transcript Fee per Request||$5|
|Student Liability Insurance Fee (fall semester)||$14.50|
|Student Liability Insurance Fee (spring semester)||$9.00|
|Student Health Insurance Fee (annual rate)||$1,204|
|Student ID Replacement Fee||$10/card|
|Laboratory Fee (see below)||$10-30|
|Student Services Fee (see below)|
|Information Technology Access Fee||$33/semester|
|Computer Resource Fee||$100/semester|
|Technology Fee (NEW FEE - see below)||$100/semester|
|Alternative Instruction Delivery Fee for Web Courses|
|per hour delivered within Texas||$100/semester credit|
|per hour delivered outside of Texas||$750/semester credit|
A graduation fee of $75, payable at registration for the student’s final academic term, is required of all students. This fee covers expenses associated with graduation but does not cover rental of the cap and gown. This fee is charged whether or not the student participates in graduation.
Laboratory fees are assessed in an amount to cover the cost of laboratory materials and supplies used by the student. These fees range from the minimum of $10 per laboratory course to a maximum of $30 per laboratory course. Each didactic course has a lab fee of $10. The practicum and preceptorship courses have a lab fee of $30.
The Student Services Fee is a mandatory fee assessed per semester credit hour to all students. The annual fee is $499.65 with a maximum charge of $193.30 per fall and spring semester and $113.05 for the summer semester. The fee provides funding towards student governance activities, Student Health Services, Student Counseling, shuttle service, and recreational facilities. Optional family coverage for most student services is available. The schedule of fees is as follows:
|FULL-TIME STUDENT RATES (REQUIRED) $499.65 ANNUALLY|
Effective Fall 2012 a new Technology Fee will be assessed to all students at $100 per semester to cover the expenses associated with the software, hardware, programming, maintenance fees and technical support used by students. The fee will support SBMI’s goal in achieving to be the best publically supported biomedical informatics school in the US by conducting the highest quality programs in education, biomedical informatics applications and research. The fee will also allow SBMI in using the most current technology to train students and help attract the best and brightest students for their quality graduate programs.
Every student enrolled in the School of Biomedical Informatics must have professional liability insurance coverage in force throughout each semester enrolled in the minimum policy amount of $100,000 per claim. The professional liability insurance must include coverage for breach of confidentiality of protected health information in electronic or other patient records. Advance written notice or posting may change the minimum amount required by the Office of the Dean. The premium for this insurance is due at the time of initial registration and each fall semester. The annual premium is prorated based on the student’s date of entry. The annual premium is approximately $14.50 per year.
Competitive Academic Scholarship awards are designed to facilitate the scholastic development of students who are in high academic standing. The benefits of this award are two-fold; (1) a direct financial award, and (2) if the recipient is not a resident of Texas, the change in status to resident tuition for that academic school year (September through August). All SBMI degree-seeking students are eligible to compete for these scholarships. The number of Competitive Academic Scholarships awarded each year is dependent on the availability of funds.
The criteria for selection are:
The SBMI Student Scholarships Committee considers all submissions. The SBMI Student Scholarships Committee is composed of UTHealth faculty and student representation. The recommendations of the SBMI Student Scholarships Committee are submitted through the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for submission to the Dean. Notification of awards will be made by mail.
Applications for the limited scholarships in the School are available in the Office of the Dean, University Center Tower, Suite 600, located at 7000 Fannin.
|Application Fee (one-time only)||$60|
|Immunization (approximate cost, one time only)||$175|
|Student Criminal Background Check||$44|
|Tuition (based on 24 hours annually)1|
|Student Service Fee||$499.65|
|Information Technology Access Fee||$99|
|Computer Resource Fee||$300|
|SBMI Technology Fee||$300|
|Transportation (Student's responsibility)2||varies|
|Books, Supplies, Miscellaneous Program|
|Expenses (see Program section)||varies|
|Personal Anticipated Expenses (approximations)|
|One Bedroom (UT Housing)||$648|
|Basic coverage for student only||$1,204|
|Basic for student and spouse||$4,710|
|Basic for child(ren)||$1,894|
1 based on 9 semester hours fall and spring and 6 semester credit hours for summer; $206 is resident cost per semester credit hour/$656 is non-resident cost per semester credit hour.
2 the student is responsible for personal transportation and parking fees to and from the clinical practicum sites
3 does not include utilities or food costs
4 Student Health Insurance - Current information available from UTHealth Auxiliary Enterprises. All students are required to show proof of coverage or proof of purchase of health insurance. International students also must provide proof of repatriation coverage or the student can purchase repatriation insurance for a cost of $75/per year.
Note: All of the estimates above are subject to change without prior notification.
The expenses, which are specific to Health Informatics, are estimated at:
|Textbooks*, computer** (required), software||$3300|
|Lab Fees||$10 per course|
|$30 per practicum/preceptor course hour***|
* Textbooks - SBMI students are not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.
** Computer ($2,500 first year only) requirements based on the annual recommendation of the Office of Academic Computing.
*** Practicum/Preceptor site may require additional requirements, e.g., immunizations, insurance, drug testing.
In addition, students must pay required school expenses (tuition, fee, etc.). See the Expense Table summarizing estimated expenses.