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Financial Aid & Cost 

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MBS program: Financial aid and costs

You’re ready achieve your educational goals. Together, we’ll find available resources to help you manage the cost of attendance for our Master of Biomedical Sciences program. Find financial aid resources below:

Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS): 2022 – 2023

On-campus program tuition and fees

Direct cost: Tuition and fees (educational expenses)

Direct billable costs are those costs for which you will receive in an invoice from Geisinger Commonwealth. Tuition and fees are always direct billable costs.

Tuition for the MBS quarterly program is charged on a per credit basis for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. The cost per credit is $1,345. Below are the other required graduate program educational fees:

• Student service fee: $660 per year ($165 quarterly)
• Student technology fee: $780 per year ($195 quarterly)
• Graduation fee: $220 one-time charge

Indirect cost: Living expenses (non-educational expenses)

Indirect costs are costs you can incur while attending Geisinger Commonwealth, but not paid to Geisinger Commonwealth. Examples of indirect costs include books and supplies, transportation, personal expenses and off-campus living expenses.

Indirect costs are prorated according to the length of your program and are listed below:

• Books and supplies: $1,000 per year ($250 quarterly)
• Rent/utilities: $2,598 quarterly (based on double occupancy)
• Food: $1,114 quarterly
• Miscellaneous: $2,521 quarterly
• Transportation: $770 quarterly
• Health insurance $1,250 quarterly

If you don’t need to borrow one or more of the indirect living expense resources listed above, you can reduce your student loan on Empower Web when accepting your financial aid award package.

Online program tuition and fees

Direct cost: Tuition and fees (educational expenses)

Direct billable costs are the costs for which you’ll receive an invoice from Geisinger Commonwealth. Tuition and fees are always direct billable costs.

Tuition for the MBS quarterly program is charged on a per credit basis for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. The cost per credit is $1,040. Below are the other required graduate program educational fees:

• Student service fee: $360 per year ($90 quarterly)
• Student technology fee: $780 per year ($195 quarterly)
• Graduation fee: $220 one-time charge

Indirect cost: Living expenses (non-educational expenses)

Indirect costs are costs you can incur while attending Geisinger Commonwealth, but not paid to Geisinger Commonwealth. Examples of indirect costs include books and supplies, transportation, personal expenses and off-campus living expenses.

Indirect costs are prorated according to the length of your program and are listed below:

• Books and supplies: $1,000 per year ($250 quarterly)
• Rent/utilities: $1,740 quarterly (based on double occupancy)
• Food: $746 quarterly
• Miscellaneous: $1,689 quarterly
• Transportation: $516 quarterly

If you don’t need to borrow one or more of the indirect living expense resources listed above, you can reduce your student loan on Empower Web when accepting your financial aid award package.

MBS Financial Aid Guidebook

Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS): 2023 – 2024

On-campus program tuition and fees

Direct cost: Tuition and fees

You’ll receive an invoice from Geisinger Commonwealth for your direct billable costs. These cover tuition and fees.

Tuition for the MBS quarterly program is charged on a per credit basis for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. The cost per credit is $1,375. Other required graduate program educational fees include:

• Student service fee: $220 per quarter
• Student technology fee: $200 per quarter
• Graduation fee: $225 one-time charge

Indirect cost: Living expenses

Indirect costs are charges other than tuition. These include books and supplies, transportation, personal expenses and off-campus living expenses.

Indirect costs are prorated according to the length of your program and are listed below:

• Books and supplies: $250 per quarter
• Rent/utilities: $3,109 per quarter (based on double occupancy)
• Food: $1,332 per quarter
• Miscellaneous: $3,017 per quarter
• Transportation: $922 per quarter
• Health insurance: $1,250 per quarter

If you don’t need to borrow money for indirect expenses, you can reduce your student loan on Empower Web when accepting your financial aid award package.

Online program tuition and fees

Direct cost: Tuition and fees

You’ll receive an invoice from Geisinger Commonwealth for your direct billable costs. These cover tuition and fees.

Tuition for the MBS quarterly program is charged on a per credit basis for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. The cost per credit is $1,065. Below are the other required graduate program educational fees:

• Student service fee: $145 per quarter
• Student technology fee: $200 per quarter
• Graduation fee: $225 one-time charge

Indirect cost: Living expenses

Indirect costs are charges other than tuition. These include books and supplies, transportation, personal expenses and off-campus living expenses.

Indirect costs are prorated according to the length of your program and are listed below:

• Books and supplies: $250 per quarter
• Rent/utilities: $2,083 per quarter (based on double occupancy)
• Food: $892 per quarter
• Miscellaneous: $2,022 per quarter
• Transportation: $618 per quarter

If you don’t need to borrow money for indirect expenses, you can reduce your student loan on Empower Web when accepting your financial aid award package.

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