Tuition and Fees

Middle Tennessee Cardiovascular Institute Tuition

Tuition for the Middle Tennessee Cardiovascular Institute Echocardiography Program is $23,000. Tuition does NOT include the cost of required textbooks, uniforms, malpractice insurance, or other fees. Upon acceptance to Middle Tennessee Cardiovascular Institute, a deposit of $1,500 is due to secure a student’s place in the Program. The deposit is refundable if the student withdraws within the conditions stated in the Tuition Refund Policy.

Additional Program Costs

The required books for the program will cost each student approximately $240. Students will be required to buy ECHO. . . From a Sonographer’s Perspective: THE NOTEBOOK & THE WORKBOOK by Susan Dewitt and Understanding Ultrasound Physics by Sidney Edelman. It is recommended students purchase Susan Dewitt’s ECHO. . . From a Sonographer’s Perspective: THE NOTEBOOK & WORKBOOK “set” to save on costs.

Uniforms are required for the program, and include scrub top and pants. Scrubs are to be worn in the classroom and clinical rotation sites at all times. During classroom hours, students may wear scrubs that are any color or any pattern. During the clinical portion of the Program, all students must wear navy blue scrubs. Costs of uniforms may vary depending on individual student needs. A typical set of scrubs cost about $40. Students are welcome to buy their uniforms at any store available. Students can contact the Administrative Director for any questions regarding uniforms.

A current Background Check and 10 Panel Drug Screening is required for admission and clinical externship. Students are required to also have a disease screening and proof of all immunizations. All required Disease Screenings and Immunizations are listed in the table below or in this Catalog under the section “Requirements of Admission.” Living expenses are also not included in the tuition fees or available on-campus. Students will be responsible for finding housing resources and information.


Required Additional Program

Costs/Fees at MTCVI

Estimated Costs*

Application Fee (non-refundable)


ECHO. . . From a Sonographer’s Perspective: THE NOTEBOOK & THE WORKBOOK by Susan Dewitt

$127 (estimated)

Understanding Ultrasound Physics by Sidney Edelman


Thumb Drive/ Flash Drive


10 Panel Urine Drug Screening


Background Check


TB Test


Disease Screening (for Hepatitis B, MMR and Varicella)


Hepatitis B Injections (3 total) (not required, but HIGHLY encouraged)

$225 ($75 each)

Varicella Vaccination


Measles Vaccination (MMR)


Registration Fee (non-refundable)


Set of Scrubs (per pair, at least 3 pairs recommended)

$40 ($120 for 3 pairs)

Identification Badge


Tennis Shoes


Malpractice Insurance


Registry Exam fees (eligible after graduation)


Sonography Principles & Instrumentation Exam (SPI) $200, which includes a $100 USD non-refundable processing fee.


Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) $250 Adult Echocardiography Exam which includes a $100 USD non-refundable processing fee


Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) Credentialing Exam $350



*The estimated cost for the MTCVI Adult Echocardiography Program is $2,077. This estimated amount could vary and does not include the cost of Tuition at MTCVI, cost of living, personal medical insurance, or cost of gas necessary to commute to assigned clinical sites.