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.
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
|August 14, 2023
|August 18, 2023
|January 2, 2024
|January 5, 2024
|May 6, 2024
|May 10, 2024
|120 Day Federal Loan Excess Fund Return
|November 21, 2023
|April 17, 2024
|July 28, 2024
All expenses quoted on this page are subject to change without notice.