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Tuition, Scholarships and Internships

Tuition Information

Completed course registration forms must be accompanied by full course tuition payment or the nonrefundable $200 deposit. The tuition for each course is listed on that course’s page. It can be found to the right of the course outline and syllabus.

Tuition includes the course manual, all classroom and laboratory materials. Lunch (when there is a full day of class) and refreshments are provided at no extra charge. Please call the Registrar at 312-842-7100 if you have any questions or concerns.

The Microscopical Identification of Asbestos (1608A), Advanced Asbestos Identification (1608B), and Indoor Air Quality: Fungal Spore Identification (1630) courses are each $1675 per student. The Asbestos Fiber Counting – NIOSH 582 (1616) course is $1350 per student.

We also offer several three-day courses. The Raman Microspectroscopy (1430), Fluorescence Microscopy (1210) and Digital Imaging and Photomicrography (1105) courses are $1425 per student. The Indoor Air Quality – Advanced IAQ: Fungal Spore Identification (1631), Advanced IAQ: Identification of Fungal Cultures (1632), Microscopical Identification of House Dust (1633) and Advanced Indoor Air Quality: Advanced Fungal Spore Identification (1635) courses are $1425 per student.

Tuition for the two-day course Microscope Cleaning, Maintenance, and Adjustment (1301) is $975 per student.

Most other McCrone Research Institute (McRI) courses are five days in length with a tuition of $1875 per student.

Refunds of tuition, excluding the $200 nonrefundable deposit, may be requested up to 10 days prior to the first day of the course.

Scholarships for McCrone Courses

An important McCrone objective is to increase the number of microscopy courses taught throughout the world. To this end, we offer tuition scholarships each year to full-time students and academic personnel. There is a maximum of one available scholarship enrollment per course and persons can receive only one award per year. A written application to the Director must be submitted for approval before registration. If a course fills up, persons holding a reserved Scholarship Enrollment may be bumped from a course to provide space for a paying attendee.

Please contact the registrar ( for further information.

Internships and Graduate Study at McCrone

McCrone Research Institute, a leader in microscopy education and research, offers internships to qualified individuals throughout the year. Universities around the country have recognized the McCrone Research Institute as a leader in microscopy education and accepted a student’s McCrone internship or course participation for graduation credit. There are many areas of microscopy available for research and participation. Persons interested must submit in writing a letter of interest, proof of current enrollment in a recognized institute of higher education and a current resume. All inquiries can be sent to

More Information about Graduate Research Positions at McCrone