Costs and Financial Aid

Once you have been accepted into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program you should create a financial plan so that you can concentrate on your studies, not your expenses.

DNP Program Cost of Attendance (COA) 2018-2019

DNP Program

Program Budget (10 Months)

Tuition and Fees

$20,640

Books and Equipment

$1,312

Food

$4,800
Health Insurance

$3,540

Lodging $7,000
Miscellaneous $1,800
Transportation $2,920

Loan Fees

$1,299

Utilities $2,950

Total

$47,036

 *Tuition is billed at the rate of $1,290 per credit hour. Assumes 4 credits Fall term, 6 credits, Spring Term and 6 Credits Summer term.

Doctor of Nursing Practice tuition and fees effective for the 2019-2020 aid year:

DNP Part-time per credit (new)
DNP Part-time Student Fees (new)  
$1,290
$775

Additional Requirements and Costs

Place Hold Deposit
A deposit of $1,500 is payable to Wake Forest School of Medicine upon acceptance to a degree program and is not refundable. This is applied to the first-year tuition.

Health insurance coverage:
Students are responsible for maintaining health insurance through the medical center or other provider of their choice.

Other costs:
In addition to the above expenses, the student should also consider housing, meals, transportation and loss of income during the educational period.

How is Cost of Attendance determined?

Cost of Attendance is the total amount of aid, including scholarships, grants and loans, that you are eligible to receive for the entire year. The Cost of Attendance is derived based on living expenses in the Winston-Salem area and information from student surveys. The amount provided each year allows a Wake Forest School of Medicine student to live comfortably alone, not luxuriously. Cutting costs in any way, including getting a roommate, budgeting money for food and other expenses, and living as frugally as possible are recommended.

It is not required that you accept the full Cost of Attendance each year. The amount you accept is flexible. You are allowed to return funds if you accept too much or request more if you run short as long as you stay within the Cost of Attendance.

All expenses quoted on this page are subject to change without notice.

Scholarship and Financial Assistance

Disbursement Dates

Application Submission
FAFSA Available October 1, 201
FAFSA Deadline May 15, 2019
Award Notification
Financial aid Award Letters Emailed Mid-May 2019
Federal Loan Disbursement Dates (Refunds to students are direct deposited within 10 days of disbursement date)
Fall 2019 August 6, 2018 
Spring 2019 January 7, 2019
Summer 2019 May 13, 2019

All expenses quoted on this page are subject to change without notice.