Admission and Fees

Students may apply at any time throughout the year, as admission operates on a rolling basis. All prospective students are encouraged to contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education as well as the program directors for more information.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is based on each individual's course load. For this reason, loan eligibility is not calculated until the enrollment period begins. Each student has a budget based upon actual direct costs (tuition and fees). An estimated book allowance is also included.

Students who are taking courses on campus are eligible for a modest allowance for living expenses, depending on course load. Students taking only online and/or self-paced classes are not eligible for living expenses.

Credit hours cannot be used for more than one enrollment period, and classes that are repeated are not eligible for additional financial aid.

Tuition and Fees

The University and the Board of Trustees reserve the right to revise general or specific fees to reflect economic conditions. The following schedule of tuition and fees is effective for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

2017-20182018-2019
Tuition per credit, master's degree program$565$585
Tuition per year, MFA program$18,816$19,392
Tuition per credit, Ph.D. program$850$875
Tuition per credit, DNP program$825$850
Registration fee$60$60
Doctoral dissertation mentoring per semester$2,550$2,625
Comprehensive exam fee$250 $250
Proficiency exam fee$250$250
Room and board, MFA program (shared)$1,250$1,288*
Room and board, MFA program (private)$1,500$1,545*
Late registration fee (two weeks prior to start of class)$50 $50
Audit fee per credit$200 $200
Transcript fee, per copy, processed within 5 business days$10$10
Transcript fee, per copy, processed within 48 hours$20$20
Transcript fee, per copy, processed within 24 hours$25 $25
Graduation fee$250$250

Per-credit courses: These courses will be charged the tuition rate associated with the degree program the student is actively pursuing.

Lab/course fees: Fees applicable to specific courses and labs are detailed in the "course offerings" section of the current schedule of classes.

* Effective June 2019

Learn more about tuition refund insurance.

RN-BSN Tuition and Fees

2017-20182018-2019
Tuition per credit, continuing education program$320$330
Registration fee$60$60
Late registration fee (two weeks prior to start of class)$50 $50
Audit fee per credit$200 $200
Transcript fee, per copy, processed within 5 business days$10$10
Transcript fee, per copy, processed within 48 hours$20$20
Transcript fee, per copy, processed within 24 hours$25 $25
Graduation fee$250$250
 

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