Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Tuition and Fees

Allied Health and Bachelor Degree Applicants

The school charges $12,000 for the twenty-one (21) months

  • A $500 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance to the program for individuals who are not accepted through a university partnership.
  • The 1st year tuition of $8,000 is payable by the end of the 2nd week in the program.
  • The 2nd year tuition of $3,500.00 is payable by the 1st Tuesday following Labor Day the following year.
  • Penalty of late tuition:
    • The program reserves the right to charge a service fee of .05% per day for tuition received after the due date
    • The program reserves the right to dismiss any student whose tuition payment is 30 days past due

Current lab fees are $250.00 per year. The program reserves the right to change fees at any time during the duration of the program. The student is responsible for any additional fees.

University Students

Students pay tuition directly to the University in accordance with the University’s policies.

The University reimburses the program based on student number each semester. Reimbursement includes student fees.

Tuition assistance

  • Veterans' Educational Assistance Programs
    Our institution is approved for veterans' educational benefits. Applicants can verify eligibility by contacting the VA Regional Processing Center at (888) 442-4551. For an online explanation of programs and application forms go to
  • Scholarships
    Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships from the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Education Foundation at


The school requires students to purchase books for the program. Students order textbooks directly from the distributor and therefore are responsible for paying for the books at the time the order is placed. We do not have a deferred payment arrangement with the distributor. The approximate cost for textbooks is $1500.00.


Students are responsible for purchase and maintenance of their uniform in accordance with the school's dress code. This policy is provided to the students on the first day of class.


  • Students are responsible for their own transportation, food, lodging and clothing. A limited number of apartments may be available through the housing office of Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Refundable parking fees are required at many of the clinical sites. Cost is variable and subject to change.
  • Upon graduation, students must incur the cost of the ARDMS exam and any associated transportation and/or lodging expenses