Master of Science in Nursing

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

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RN-MS (Fall 2019)

Degree Total Tuition

  • $21,2391

Tuition Per Unit

  • $680

AZ Financial Aid Trust Fee

  • $512

1Total Cost is based on Fall 2018 Tuition rate starting with a BSN and finishing in 3 semesters.

2Fee rate assumes student taking 7+ total credit hours per semester.

Additional expenses vary by class and where you shop, but you should plan to invest about $300 each term.

This cost breakdown is an estimate. Students can expect to incur additional expenses.

Financial Aid

Graduate students can qualify for a variety of financial aid resources, including federal student aid, grants and scholarships and student loans. Reach out to the UA Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to see what might be available for you.

Through the support of many generous donors, the College of Nursing is able to provide a variety of scholarship opportunities to students in a declared Nursing major (BSN, MEPN, DNP or PhD).

The application for scholarships for the following academic year will be available January 15 through Scholarship Universe. Decisions are made on an ongoing basis following the application close date of May 1.

Notifications to recipients is via their UA email. Recipients of some awards may be required to submit a thank you via the Scholarship Universe site in order to receive funding; failure to do so may result in revocation of the award.

Scholarship Requirements

Consideration for a College of Nursing scholarship requires all students to complete the following:

  • Be admitted to a College of Nursing program (BSN, MEPN, DNP, or PhD)
  • File a free application for Federal student aid: FAFSA
    • Students are not required to accept any loans, grants or other types of Federal Aid that may be offered.
    • International students are not required to complete this application.
    • Students need to be aware of FAFSA application open and close dates.
  • Register with Scholarship Universe. Scholarship Universe provides access to UA scholarships as well as scholarships from sources outside of the University and College. 
    • Scholarship Universe matches students to eligible scholarships based on their responses in the profile section of the application.
    • Nursing scholarships will require completion of an additional application specific to the College of Nursing.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the US Health and Human Services (HHS) departments offer various scholarship and loan repayment programs.

  • Indian Health Service (IHS) Loan RepaymentThe Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program provides health care professionals with a unique opportunity to practice within an interdisciplinary health care team environment while receiving loan repayment for their qualified education loans.

  • Indian Health Service (IHS) Health Professions ScholarshipIndian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship program provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate-level students. In order to be a recipient of this benefit program, the individual must be a member of a federally recognized Tribe and enrolled in an eligible health profession degree program. In exchange for financial aid, scholarship recipients agree to fulfill a service commitment in full-time clinical practice upon completion of their academic or post-graduate clinical training. In addition, the applicant must meet certain requirements.

  • National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship and Loan RepaymentThe National Health Service Corps awards scholarships and loan repayment to primary care providers in eligible disciplines dedicated to work in areas of the United States with limited access to care. Becoming a member of the NHSC requires a commitment of at least two years at an NHSC-approved site, located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). If awarded a scholarship, NHSC pays tuition, eligible fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a living stipend.

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan RepaymentThe National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The LRPs counteract financial pressure by repaying up to $50,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research.

  • Native Hawaiian Health ScholarshipFunded by the Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA).  With a goal of improving the health of Native Hawaiians, HRSA provides scholarships to Native Hawaiians pursuing careers in primary and behavioral health disciplines. In return for service the program pays tuition, related school costs, and a monthly stipend. Recipients are required to provide a year’s service/employment in a medically underserved area within the state of Hawaii immediately after graduation/licensure for every year of funding received. Individuals must serve a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years.

  • Nurse Corps Scholarship and Loan RepaymentIf accepted into the Health Resources & Service Administration Nurse Corps, the individual will be provided with loan repayment or a scholarship in exchange for a minimum commitment of two years of service at a facility experiencing a critical shortage of nurses. Nurse Corps members help those in need, without the burden of debt. The member will also receive competitive pay and benefits from their employer in addition to their award.

  • State Loan RepaymentThe State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) varies from state to state/territory. Funding is provided by the Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA). Contact the state or territory program office for more information on the individual entities' program requirements.