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BSN to DNP--Tuition and Fees

Family Nurse Practitioner

Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner Program 2015-16 are:
79 semester credits at $1080.00 per credit            $85, 320.00

Additional costs may include:

Pre-Requisite Coursework     Variable 
GRE Exam (see GRE website)    $80.00-$160.00
Required textbooks (estimate) $500.00-1000.00 per year
Graduation fee  $100.00
Laboratory fees (estimate) $100.00 per year
Background check fee  $15.00
Health requirement clearance $40 initial, $10 updates
Health insurance Variable
Professional liability insurance (estimate)   $20.00
Living/travel expenses Variable

Tuition/Curriculum Sheets

Click here to see the BSN to DNP-Full-Time-Tuition/Curriculum sheet

Click here to see the BSN to DNP-Part-Time-Tuition/Curriculum sheet

Affordability and Financial Aid

At PLU our goal is to create a partnership that is financially feasible for you to pursue your studies. Financial assistance from PLU, federal and state financial aid programs, outside scholarship resources, payment options and careful planning help make PLU affordable.  More information, links and forms can be found at the DNP “Financial Aid” webpage.

Cost Comparison as of 14-15 academic year: 
The PLU Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is comparable and often lower in cost to other regional private, as well as public and online programs:
UW Seattle—3 years—$97,812
WSU—8 terms—$70,984
Seattle University—4 years post-master’s only MSN FNP 2 years + post-MSN DNP 2 years—$84,910
University of Portland—4 years—$89,225

What types of financial assistance can a Graduate/Doctoral student explore?
As you look at graduate programs, there are four types of funding sources you should look into:

  • Federal or State Resources (loans or grants)
  • Institutional Resources (scholarships, grants, fellowships from the university to which you are applying)
  • Outside Resources (non-profit organizations, foundations, or bank loans)
  • Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs (not an initial source of funding, but an option for mitigating federal loan debt).

More Information

More information can be found at the DNP “Financial Aid” webpage.

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