Costs & Financial Aid

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BSN (Fall 2018)

Degree Total Tuition

  • Residents: $31,7021
  • Non-Residents: $74,1441

Tuition per Year

  • Residents: $15,8512
  • Non-Resident: $37,0722

Base Tuition per Unit

  • Residents: $1,039
  • Non-Residents: $1,611

1Total Cost is based after admission in BSN and Pre-Requisite classes completed.

2Based on Full-Time enrollment at 30 units per academic year and choosing Guaranteed Tuition & Fee rate.

Additional expenses vary depending on student’s books, supplies, living arrangements, travel expenses, etc.

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

MEPN – Tucson (Fall 2018)

Degree Total Tuition

  • Residents: $44,000
  • Non-Residents: $53,000

Tuition per Year

  • Residents: $22,0001
  • Non-Resident: $26,5001

1MEPN is a flat rate program.

Additional expenses vary depending on student’s books, supplies, living arrangements, travel expenses, etc.

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

MEPN – Phoenix (Fall 2018)

Degree Total Tuition

  • Residents: $43,284
  • Non-Residents: $52,284

Base Tuition Per Unit

  • Residents: $21,6421
  • Non-Resident: $26,1421

1MEPN is a flat rate program.

Additional expenses vary depending on student’s books, supplies, living arrangements, travel expenses, etc.

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

RN-MSN (Fall 2018)

Degree Total Tuition

  • $24,9531

Base Tuition Per Unit

  • $800

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.

DNP (Fall 2018)

Degree Total Tuition

  • $64,2861

Tuition Per Year

  • $25,3502

Base Tuition Per Unit

  • $975

Mandatory Fee

  • $26

1Total Cost is based on Fall 2018 Tuition rate for FNP specialty at 68 credits total. DNP specialties may require more or less total units depending on specialty chosen.

2Based on Full-Time enrollment at 26 units per academic year. Not all academic years have 26 units scheduled.

Additional expenses vary depending on student’s books, supplies, living arrangements, travel expenses, etc.

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

DNP – Nurse Anesthetist (Fall 2018)

Degree Total Tuition

  • $102,0261

Tuition per Year

  • $37,2002

Base Tuition Per Unit

  • $1200

Mandatory Fee

  • $26

1Total Cost is based on Fall 2018 Tuition rate at 85 units total.

2Based on Full-Time enrollment at 31 units per academic year. Not all academic years have 31 units scheduled.

Additional expenses vary depending on student’s books, supplies, living arrangements, travel expenses, etc.

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

PhD

Degree Total Tuition

  • Residents: $82,945.171
  • Non-Residents: $143,3611

Tuition per Year

  • Residents: $11,7182
  • Non-Resident: $24,9342

Base Tuition Per Unit

  • Residents: $837
  • Non-Residents: $1,781

Program Fee

  • $2600 per semester

Mandatory Fee

  • $117.63 for first unit
  • $84.50 for each additional unit

1Total Cost is based on Fall 2018 Tuition rate at 64 units total over 9 semesters.

2Based on Full-Time enrollment at 14 units per academic year.

Additional expenses vary depending on student's books, supplies, living arrangements, travel expenses, etc.

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

Certificates and Continuing Education costs are based on per course/certificate basis.

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.

Applications are provided in January to continuing students for the specific grant or loan program if the institution continues to receive funding. Information will be provided to newly admitted students with acceptance documents.

Loan programs and grants may be available:

  • Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE): The ANIE program provides academic enrichment opportunities to students from backgrounds that are under-represented in nursing, in order to reduce barriers to higher education and increase the diversity of the nursing workforce. This program offers Pre-Nursing, BSN, DNP and PhD student stipends and programmatic support to improve academic and professional success as nurse scientists and clinical leaders.
  • Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW):  The ANEW Program is a student traineeship program to prepare primary care APRN students to practice in rural and underserved settings. We provide scholarships and stipends for DNP students enrolled in the family nurse practitioner (FNP), pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP), or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) training option.
  • University of Arizona Fellows Program:The UA Graduate College offers this fellowship to the highest-ranked incoming doctoral students to engage and develop interdisciplinary scholars, artists, and practitioners who will be our next generation of leader and to promote collaborative innovation on campus and throughout our broader communities. Fellows receive a competitive financial package, professional development programming, mentoring and community engagement opportunities.
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP): The NFLP is a loan forgiveness program created to improve the nurse faculty workforce. It provides support for doctoral students who plan to assume a nursing faculty position within 12 months of graduation from their doctoral program.
  • The Behavioral Health Workforce Education Training (BHWET) Program: The BHWET supports traineeships in interprofessional teams for select Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) DNP students with scholarships of $28,352 to defray educational expenses associated with pursuing the PMHNP training option. Students must do a 6-month clinical rotation in a rural or medically underserved area. For more details, email Jolie Susan at jsusan@email.arizona.edu.

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