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Tuition and Fees

All required tuition, fees and deposits are due in full or according to the scheduled installment plan as a condition of enrollment. Payment may be made in cash, check, credit card (MC or VISA only) or money order payable to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

In accordance with Texas Education Code, Section 56.014, students will be given notice on their tuition bill, tuition receipt, or an e-mail in connection with tuition charges, of the amount of his/her tuition payment that may be required to be set aside (if applicable) to provide financial assistance for students enrolled at the institution. This notification will commence after mid-February, 2011.

In compliance with Texas Education Code, Section 61.0777, the UTHSC-Houston Registrar's office provides current School of Health Professions (2011 - 2012 and 2012 - 2013) tuitions and Student Fee schedule on the Office of the Registrar site. Additional information regarding a reasonable average a student's educational and living expenses for the period of enrollment, and will be periodically updated by the UTHSC-H Registrar. Note that SHP students are not under any obligation to purchase a text-books from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an on-line retailer.

Installment Plan

Students may pay their tuition and fees in a single payment or in three equal installments according to the following schedule:

  • First payment: One-half payment of tuition and fees prior to first week of the semester
  • Second payment: One-quarter payment prior to the start of the sixth class week
  • Third payment: The final one-quarter payment before the beginning of the 11th class week

The institution charges a $15 incidental fee for use of the installment plan each semester. A $10 charge will be assessed for any subsequent delinquent payment.

A student who fails to make full payment of tuition and fees, including any late fees assessed, to the University when the payments are due is subject to one or more of the following actions at the University's option:

  • Bar against readmission to the institution
  • Withholding of grades, degree and official transcript
  • All penalties and actions authorized by law

Student Financial Responsibility

Students are responsible for fulfilling all financial obligations to MD Anderson Cancer Center. Students who do not meet their financial responsibilities are subject to withdrawal
from school, the withholding of grades, degrees,and official transcripts. Defaulting students are barred against readmission to the institution, and will be subject to all penalties and actions authorized by law.


Tuition for Texas residents is governed by the Texas Education Code. Tuition fees are subject to change by legislative or regental action and become effective when enacted. Fee increases are determined by the institution and not mandated by the legislature.

Tuition for Texas residents enrolled in the School of Health Professions Programs for Academic year Sep 2012 thru Aug 2013 is: $50.00 per SCH

Tuition for nonresident students is regulated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Tuition for nonresidents enrolled in the School of Health Professions is: $363.00 per SCH
For more detailed information, contact the Office of the Registrar  The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

MD Anderson collects fees in addition to tuition for specific services or courses.

Education Resource$6 per semester credit hour
Graduation$65 for final semester
Annual Medical Service$179.00
Health Insurance$1,204.00
Laboratory$30 per lab per course with total laboratory fees limited to $60.00 per semester, per student
Installment Tuition$15 per occurrence
Delinquent Tuition$15 per semester
Returned Check$25 per occurrence


Tuition and Fees Exceptions

Students under 21 years of age who are children of firefighters or peace officers who died or were disabled in the line of duty are exempt from tuition. Individuals are not considered disabled unless they furnish proof of disability.

Texas law provides exemptions from tuition and fees for various categories of students, including but not limited to: Students who are dependent children of any person who is a domiciliary of Texas on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces and who, at the time of registration, is classified by the Department of Defense as a prisoner of war or missing in action. For more information, about these and additional exemptions, visit the College for All Texans website  College for All Texans  and/or contact the Registrar's Office. Registrar's Office 

Resident tuition and fee rates are available to certain veterans and service members, their spouses and children, if the veteran or service member is eligible for benefits.   For more information contact the Registrar's Office. and see Texas Education Code, Section 54.058.  

Withdrawal and Refund

A student who wishes to withdraw from MD Anderson after completing registration for a semester must secure the dean’s approval. The dean’s approval to withdraw must be submitted to the registrar, where the student may request a refund of fees in accordance with MD Anderson policy. No fees will be repaid to anyone other then the payer, except on the payer’s written order. 

Students who withdraw from a program will be refunded a percentage of tuition and mandatory fees according to the current  schedule found on the Office of the Registrar.

After the completion of the 8th week of classes, no student will be allowed to withdraw from a course; therefore the grade earned will become part of the official transcript. Students withdrawing from classes after the official census date and prior to the deadline will receive a grade of either W or WF. Refunds will be processed following withdrawal, and any refund will be mailed to the student. Tuition and fees paid by sponsors, donors or scholarships will be refunded to the source.

Medical Withdrawal

A medically ill student whose illness precludes class attendance may  withdraw from MD Anderson effective the date and under the conditions specified at the time of the withdrawal. A student who requests medical withdrawal must submit adequate written documentation from the treating physician to the registrar to withdraw the student under specified conditions. For more information contact the Registrar's Office.

Military withdrawal

Any student withdrawing from the school to perform active military services as a member of the US armed forces or Texas National Guard must provide reasonable proof of the fact and duration of their active military service. For more information contact the Registrar's Office.


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