Financial Aid

Once you have been accepted into your specific nursing program, you should create a budget so that you can concentrate on your studies, not your expenses.

Current students: The Office of Financial Aid has a Financial Aid Course in Canvas that is used as a repository for students to access financial aid information quickly.

Cost of Attendance by Program


Nursing program cost of attendance (COA) covers the period from the first day of class in mid-August to the following August. Students are not required to take out the full COA. Many students are able to live well within the amount provided for living expenses.

Any funds taken out in excess of tuition and fees, will be provided to students in three disbursements. Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit. The first disbursement will be available on the first day of class. The second disbursement will be in early-January. The last disbursement will be in early-May. You will need to budget accordingly.

Financial aid is flexible. If you choose to take out the full COA and realize later that you will not need the full amount, you can return funds within 120 days of the disbursement. The same is true if you do not take out the full COA and realize you need more money. Students may request up to the full COA at any point during the financial aid year.

COA is built based on the anticipated expenses of a single student. If you have dependents for whom you are financially responsible, please contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss additional options for dependent care.

COA cannot be increased for consumer debt, car payments, or a standard of living beyond that of a typical student.

Application Submission

FAFSA Available

October 1

FAFSA Deadline

May 15

Award Notification

Financial Aid Award Letters Emailed Mid-June

Disbursement Dates (All nursing programs)

Federal Loan Disbursement Dates Date student receives refund

(Refunds to students are direct deposited within 14 days of disbursement date)

Federal loan Disbursement Dates Date student receives refund
Fall 2023 August 14, 2023 August 18, 2023
Spring 2024 January 2, 2024 January 5, 2024
Summer 2024 May 6, 2024 May 10, 2024
120 Day Federal Loan Excess Fund Return
Fall 2023 November 21, 2023
Spring 2024 April 17, 2024
Summer 2024 July 28, 2024

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

BSN-DNP Cost of Attendance

Once you’ve been accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Doctor of Nursing Practice program you should create a financial plan so that you can concentrate on your studies, not your expenses.

Program Value

One of the greatest financial benefits about our program is the outstanding value per dollar that we offer. Our unique curriculum allows students to complete 1st year requirements remotely with 1st year solely geared toward Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum. The 2nd and 3rd years in this program are in-person, with a curriculum focused on Nurse Anesthesia.

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DNP Cost of Attendance

The Post Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program prepares students with the advanced skill set and knowledge that is essential for leadership in nursing, as well as improves and increases the occurrence for positive patient outcomes. The DNP program is a two-year, online program. Students are assessed tuition based on their semester hours of enrollment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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