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Tuition & Aid

Along with tuition, there are other factors that add to overall costs of your graduate education.

TUC is here to help you succeed and complete your educational journey. Financial support, scholarship guidance, and grant opportunities are all a part of the support you can seek here at TUC.

Tuition and Fees are due the first week of classes.

Tuition not covered by your financial aid must be paid in full unless you enroll in an the online payment plan. Payment plans are automatic and are interest free.

School of Nursing Tuition 2022-2023

Nursing

MSN Program Tuition Per Credit $820
FNP Program Per Credit $1,000

Additional School of Nursing Fees

Technology Fee (per trimester) $50

General University Fees

Late registration fee $100
Returned check fee $40
Stop payment fee $50
Late payment fee $100
Transcript fee (per copy) $10
Payment Plan (enrollment only) $50
$37
billion in federal loan dollars is allocated to graduate students each year
37%
of federal student loan $ is borrowed by graduate students
46.7%
of federal student loan debt belongs to graduate student borrowers

Cost of Attendance

Along with tuition, nursing students should estimate the overall cost of completing an academic year - or the Cost of Attendance (COA) - in the MSN and FNP programs.

The COA includes:

  • Direct costs (tuition and fees)
  • Indirect costs (books, supplies, room and board, personal and transportation costs)
  • Health Insurance (TUC requires participation in the TUC's Student Health Insurance Plan – SHIP – unless you are approved to be waived out of the program.

The COA – or student budget – not only lets you see the big picture costs of your degree but also serves to determine your financial needs and the amount of aid (federal loans and scholarships) for which you may qualify. Your COA, and subsequent financial aid eligibility, is determined and calculated based on the length of the academic year.

Sample Cost of Attendance, 2022-2023

First Year, ASN to MSN (Class of 2024)

Fall and spring semester, 9 months

Tuition (820 x 25 units) $20,500
Technology Fee $100
Total Annual Tuition and Fees $20,600
Books and Supplies $1,124
Computer Allowance $2,066
Unsubsidized Loan Fee $216
Estimated Cost of Living $20,160
Total Estimated Indirect Costs $23,566
   
Total Estimated Annual COA $44,166

First Year, BSN to MSN (Class of 2024)

Spring semester, 4.5 months

Tuition (820 x 12 units) $9,840
Technology Fee $50
Total Annual Tuition and Fees $9,945
Books and Supplies $562
Computer Allowance $2,066
Unsubsidized Loan Fee $108
Estimated Cost of Living $10,080
Total Estimated Indirect Costs $12,816
   
Total Estimated Annual COA $22,761

Second Year, MSN Students (Class of 2023)

7 months

Tuition (820 x 21 units) $17,220
Technology Fee $100
Total Annual Tuition and Fees $17,320
Books and Supplies $1,124
Computer Allowance $0
Unsubsidized Loan Fee $216
Estimated Cost of Living $15,332
Total Estimated Indirect Costs $16,672
   
Total Estimated Annual COA $33,992

FNP Students (Class of 2024)

9 months

Tuition (1000 x 12 units) $12,000
Technology Fee $100
Total Annual Tuition and Fees $12,100
Books and Supplies $1,124
Computer Allowance $2,066
Unsubsidized Loan Fee $217
Estimated Cost of Living $20,160
Total Estimated Indirect Costs $23,567
   
Total Estimated Annual COA $35,667

Financial Aid

There are many financial aid options to help you reach your TUC goals. We receive funds from federal, state, and private sources including federal and private loans, several federal scholarship programs, the Federal Work-Study Program, and more.

TUC's financial aid department supports your educational goals and is eager to assist you in finding the financial help you need.

Generally, to qualify for federal financial aid you will need to:

  • Demonstrate financial need for direct subsidized loans and work-study
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen (several options apply)
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment
  • Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for the Direct Loan Program
  • Make satisfactory academic progress
  • Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form stating that:
    • You are not in default on a federal student loan;
    • You do not owe money on a federal student grant; and
    • You will use federal student aid only for educational purposes; and
  • Demonstrate you do not have a negative credit history.

Ready to apply for financial aid? It all starts with filling out a FAFSA.

Need More Help or Info?

Members of TUC's financial aid and tuition departments (Bursar's office) are always available to help you one-on-one.

Contact Financial Aid Contact the Bursar