Tuition & Financial Aid

Below are the costs associated with UIC’s Health Informatics and Health Information Management online programs.

Master of Science in Health Informatics

38 – 42 total credit hours

Expenses per Credit Hour (for 2017-2018 academic year)

Tuition: $750

Library and Information Technology Fee: $18

Expenses per Semester

Tuition: $3,840-$6,144

Books: $150-$400

Expenses per Year

Tuition: $11,520-$18,432

Books: $450-$1,000

Total Cost

Tuition: $29,184-$32,256

Books: $900-$2,000

Onsite Campus Travel (BHIS 593):

If a student chooses to attend the onsite health informatics capstone experience, applicable expenses include: round trip travel to/from Chicago, minimum 2-night stay in the Chicago area, transportation to/ from the UIC campus, meals and entertainment. For those students who are in the MSHI Research Track, travel to UIC’s campus will be necessary.

Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Informatics

24-29 total credit hours

Expenses per Credit Hour (for 2017-2018 academic year)

Tuition: $750

Library and Information Technology Fee: $18

Expenses per Semester

Tuition: $768-$6,144

Books: $150-$400

Expenses per Year

Tuition: $6,750-$8,250

Books: $450-$800

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management

40 total credit hours

Expenses per Credit Hour (for 2017-2018 academic year)

Tuition: $750

Library and Information Technology Fee: $18

Expenses per Semester

Tuition: $3,840-$6,144

Books: $150-$400

Expenses per Year

Tuition: $9,216-$15,360

Books: $450-$100

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

63 total credit hours

Expenses per Credit Hour (for 2017-2018 academic year)

Tuition: $500

Library and Information Technology Fee: $18

Expenses per Semester

Tuition: $5,434-$8,398

Books: $75-$100 each

Total Cost**

Tuition: $32,634

Books: $2,100-2,500

*Dependent on number of credits enrolled per semester
**Only includes the cost for the 63 core credit hours

Library/IT fee covers the following services: Use of online Library and IT services such as Blackboard, UIC e-mail, software licenses, technology security, published works and periodicals through the Library database and others.

There are many options to help fund your education. Please visit the financial aid section of our website to learn more about funding your education.The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Applied Health Sciences complies with the U.S. Department of Education’s Gainful Employment Statute requirements by disclosing information to applicants regarding our Health Informatics and Health Information Management programs. The tuition rates above are based on AY 2014-2015 data and are subject to change by action of the University Board of Trustees. Estimated salary information for Health Informatics and Health Information Management professionals can be found on the ONET website using the appropriate SOC codes found here.

Financial Aid

An Investment in Your Future

Financial aid for your education is available from a variety of sources, including federal grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, scholarship programs, private sources, student employment opportunities and sometimes even employer tuition assistance programs. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with and research all of your available options so that you can make the selection that best meets your individual needs.

For more assistance, please contact UIC’s Office of Financial Aid:

University of Illinois at Chicago
Office of Student Financial Aid, MC 334:

1800 Student Services Building
1200 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Phone: (312) 996-3126

Fax: (312) 996-3385



UIC’s School Code: 001776

Find Priority Filing Dates for FAFSA.

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Please click here to visit our financial aid website for details. Our enrollment advisors can also help you find out if you may qualify for federal financial aid and/or private student loans.To learn more about whether you qualify for additional financial assistance, contact your enrollment advisor at 1-866-MSHI-UIC.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Terms

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Health Informatics and Health Information Management programs are designed for working adults taking courses either part or full time. All students are held to high performance standards consistent with graduate education in a research university. While our programs are flexible, courses are delivered in a “paced” mode, meaning deadline dates must be met in all courses, and student participation is expected daily.

Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations require that students applying for federal loan assistance must meet certain criteria whether or not they previously received aid. For graduate students (except doctorate and medical students), this policy applies to Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, as well as some other loan types.

In order for you to continue to receive loan money, you must comply with these regulations set by the university in conjunction with federal regulations.

Maximum Timeframe (MTF)

The MTF is the required length of time it will take you to complete a degree program based on the appropriate enrollment status. Federal regulations allow a student to be eligible to receive aid up to 150 percent of the time it would normally take to complete a degree.


PB-HIM and BS-HIM programs: 3 years

MS HI: 6 years

Minimum Completion Percentage (MCP)

The MCP is the percentage of coursework that a student must earn (pass) during enrollment.

All UIC programs: 67%

Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)

Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA throughout the course of the program.

BS-HIM: 2.0

MS-HI and PB HIM: 3.0

Important Loan Information

As with any loan, make sure you fully understand the interest rates, repayment terms and tax implications. Find out if interest charges are variable or fixed, if the loan has forgiveness or deferment provisions, if you can consolidate the loan with other loans and if the loan carries prepayment penalties.Borrow only what you need. Remember that loans must be repaid even if you do not finish school. Your education is a substantial investment. It’s one of the most important decisions you can make for your future. Take time to learn all of your financial aid options before you make any decision.