Stephens College’s online Master of Science in Health Information Management (MS-HIM) degree opens doors to a rewarding career dedicated to improving healthcare quality by reducing medical errors and health disparities and advancing the delivery of patient-centered care.

The online MS-HIM degree is flexible and convenient, increasing access to graduate education for working professionals with the need for balance across many responsibilities. As a result, HIM students can pursue an education that has the potential to bolster their earning potential, solidify job security, and increase likelihood for positions in leadership.

A path to professional advancement, the investment made to pursue the online MS-HIM degree adds long term value to your career, representing increased skill and knowledge that will help you stay competitive in the workforce for many years to come. The degree also ensures you are recognized as an expert in the health data and information management field.

 

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Stephens College is committed to providing students with a transformative degree experience, one that will make a lasting impact on their personal and professional future. Our knowledgeable admissions and financial aid teams are dedicated to ensuring our students are supported throughout the enrollment and financial aid application processes in order to make best-fit, informed decisions for individual goals and financial needs.

Orientation (required for online, 1 credit hour)

$455

Graduate Tuition

$455 per credit hour

Technology Fee

$225 per semester

Graduation Fee

$100 (one-time fee)

Online Exam Fee

$25 per course

 

Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Stephens College Board of Trustees. Additionally, graduate tuition and fees do not include textbooks and other required course materials. Other lab and supply fees are listed in the schedule of courses for each semester. Students within the HIM program also are required to pay for annual American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) membership (cost may vary).

 

Financial Aid 

Students seeking financial aid should review their eligibility for Federal Financial Aid below. If eligible, students may apply for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Student Loans, Graduate Federal PLUS Loans, and Alternative Loans. 

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive federal student financial aid, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an accepted and enrolled degree-seeking graduate student at Stephens College

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen

  • Have a valid Social Security number

  • Make satisfactory academic progress

  • Certify that Federal student aid will be used only for educational purposes

  • Certify that they are not in default on a Federal Student Loan 

 

To determine the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive, you must first file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1. The Stephens College FAFSA code is 002512

Although you do not have to be accepted to Stephens College before applying for financial aid, you do have to be admitted to Stephens College before any financial aid can be awarded. You will be required to file a FAFSA each year you are a student at Stephens College in order to reapply for financial aid. 

Even if you are certain you will not qualify for need-based assistance, it is recommended that you  file the FAFSA so that you may be able to qualify for aid in the event your financial situation changes. Financial aid assistance is dependent upon satisfactory academic progress according to the Stephens College Financial Aid SAP policy.

 

AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarships

The AHIMA Foundation annually offers merit scholarships to outstanding HIM professionals who are currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree in an academic area related to health information. AHIMA Foundation also offers scholarship opportunities to veterans pursuing an education in health information. To review eligibility and start your scholarship application, review the AHIMA Foundation website.

 

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

If you are employed, you may be eligible for employer reimbursement for education or training from your current employer. Students should check with their manager or human resource staff for possible benefits. Employer reimbursement is solely between the student and the employer. The student is responsible for making regular payments on account balances with Stephens College, and any remaining balance must be paid in full prior to beginning a new semester.

 

Student Accounts Due Date

Please note that all student accounts are due one week before classes begin. Students are encouraged to set up a payment plan or make a payment via our secure site, stephens.afford.com.

 

Connect with the Office of Financial Aid

The Stephens College Office of Financial is here to help you navigate every step of the tuition and financial aid process for the online Master of Science in Health Information Management degree so you are best equipped with the resources you need to succeed.

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid

Campus Box 2124
(573) 876-7106, Ext. 4106 (573) 876-2320 [email protected] Lela Raney Wood Hall 216 Meet the Team

Audience Menu

Menu