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Summary of Estimated Annual Fees and Expenses
Based on Full-time, On Campus enrollment
2023-2024 Student Handbook

Yearly Program Expenses Estimated Program Expenses for Biomedical Informatics Programs Per Year
Yearly Program Expenses  
Immunization (approximate cost, one time only) $175
Student Criminal Background Check1 $49
Tuition (based on 24 hours annually)2  
Resident $6,240
Non-Resident $20,832
Student Service Fee $591.75
Information Technology Access Fee $120
Technology Fee $675
Liability Insurance $14.50
Laboratory Fees $180 (varies by course selection)
Course Fees $50-$200 (varies by course selection)
Graduation Fee $100
Transportation (Student's responsibility)3 varies
Books, Supplies, Miscellaneous Program  
Expenses *See “Estimated Program Expenses” below
Personal Anticipated Monthly Expenses  
(Approximations) Apartment Rent4  
UT Housing (subject to availability) (Varies by number of bedrooms/sq ft) $1,050/per month
Daycare varies
Health/Medical Insurance5  
   Basic coverage for student only $3,313

1 must have been completed in the last 12 months; employment criminal background checks from UTHealth Houston cannot be used for admission. There will be an additional fee for all international background checks. This fee varies by country. Additional fees may also be required for state and/or county searches.
2 based on 9 semester hours fall and spring and 6 semester credit hours for summer; $260 is resident cost per semester credit hour/$868 is non-resident cost per semester credit hour.
3 the student is responsible for personal transportation and parking fees to and from the university and clinical practicum sites
4 does not include utilities or food costs
Student Health Insurance - Current information available at UTHealth Houston Auxiliary Enterprises website at Though not required, health insurance is also available to purchase for students’ spouses and/or children. Contact Auxiliary Enterprises at [email protected] or 713-500-8400 to obtain an application for family coverage. Family coverage must match the coverage dates of the student. 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 $96/per year.

Note: All of the estimates above are subject to change without prior notification.

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Estimated Program Expenses for Biomedical Informatics Programs Per Year

The expenses, which are specific to Biomedical Informatics, are estimated at:

Item Estimated Expenses
Textbooks*, computer** (required), software $3800
Lab Fees $30 per course (based on course selection)
Course Fees $50-$100 (based on course selection)
$530 per practicum hour*** not to exceed $1,650

* Textbooks – McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics 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 ($3,000 first year only) requirements are listed on the website ( and are subject to change.

*** 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 Summary of Estimated Annual Fees and Expenses Based on Full-time, On-Campus Enrollment which summarizes estimated expenses.

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