Nursing

Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

Full-time graduate tuition is calculated for two semesters a year; however, the Nurse Anesthesia DNP program is three semsters a year.

Tuition and Fees
  Part-Time/Credit Hour
Full-Time/Term
Instructional Fee
$640
$6,395
General Fee 39.80 398
Campus Life Fee
26.20
257
ITIE Fee
18
184
Program Fee 34 338
Bloodborne Pathogen Insurance*
31 31
NCLEX Review Learning Program Fee**
135.25 135.25
Anesthesia Simulation Lab Fee*** 250
250
Ohio Resident Total
$758 $7,707.25
Non-Resident Surcharge
587 5,871
Non Resident Total
$1,345 $13,578.25

*Bloodborne Pathogen Insurance is a flat fee charged once per academic year (starting in fall) and is only charged if the student is not covered by Student Health Insurance.  This fee is not included in any totals, nor does it apply to non-matriculated students.

**The NCLEX Review Learning Program is a flat fee charged once per term in the fall and spring to students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing programs. This fee is not included in part-time totals.

***The Anesthesia Simulation Lab Fee is charged per term to students enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia program. This fee is not included in any totals.

Additional Expenses

Item

Estimated Cost

Program-Specific Required Textbooks

$2,000

Suggested Textbooks $600
College of Nursing Textbooks $600

AANA Student Membership

$200

Parking (Eden Garage Level 8, if available)

$1,741 (or $193.50 per semester at current rate)

Typhon Fee

$100

Background Certification

$178

Anesthesia Simulation Fee

$2,250 ($750 per year)

Web-based Certification Exam Review Course (required) $300
Valley Review Class (senior year) and related expenses (required) $1,180 (includes registration/basic manual, memory master flashcards and compendium booklet)
National Certification Exam $725
Three State Meetings (one per year)
$225 (or $75 per meeting; does not include travel expenses)
TOTAL $10,099.50

Students must provide their own housing, meals, and transportation.

Professional Meetings

  • Students are required to attend one state meeting per year with a registration fee of $75 per meeting, as indicated above. This does not include travel, lodging or meals.
  • Students have the option to attend the AANA Mid-Year Assembly (April of senior year) or AANA annual meeting (September) at a cost of $1,000-plus.

Miscellaneous Required Expenses

  • iPad or iPad mini with 128GB of storage (for core DNP coursework)
  • Computer with Wifi access capability
  • Verizon cellphone with text capability
  • Health insurance (offered through the university for $1,500 per year)
  • Warm-up or jacket and white lab coat
  • Scrub suit deposit - $25 (refundable)

Students must also provide their own housing, meals and transportation.

Financial Aid

Eligibility

To be considered for financial aid, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is found online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA can be filled out as soon as Oct. 1 for the upcoming academic year. Early submission is encouraged in order to receive priority consideration. Financial aid award offers are typically sent out beginning in April for the upcoming academic year.

Limitations & Cost of Attendance Budget

Federal law limits the amount of financial aid students can receive, including federal and non-federal educational loans. These limits are determined by the Cost of Attendance Budget, which is established by the Student Financial Aid Office. The total amount of all types of financial aid cannot exceed the amount of the Cost of Attendance Budget.

  • The Cost of Attendance Budget is the amount of tuition and an average allowance for housing, food, books, and other educational expenses. It is based on average costs for a student living modestly on or near campus. The Budget is not determined by an individual student’s actual expenses, and does not include family expenses.

Summer Financial Aid

Initial financial aid award amounts are for fall and spring semesters only. Nurse anesthesia students are eligible to apply for a separate summer financial aid package when they have completed course registration for summer semester.

Types Available

  • University Graduate Scholarship: awarded by the College of Nursing. Availability and the amount of awards depends on enrollment and the total amount available for disbursement.
  • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Grants: money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which is awarded through the College of Nursing for the first year of the program only. Availability and the amount of awards depends on enrollment and the total amount available for disbursement.
  • Nurse Anesthetists Traineeship Grants: money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which is awarded through the College of Nursing for the second year of the program only. Availability and the amount of awards depends on enrollment and the total amount available for disbursement.
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: a Direct Loan available to Graduate Students. More information is available at http://financialaid.uc.edu/gradstudents/gradplus.html
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Scholarships: Students may apply for a limited number of scholarships after completing six months of study. More information is available at http://www.aana.com/ProfessionalDevelopment.aspx?id=1401
  • State Association Scholarships: Some state professional associations for nurse anesthetists offer scholarships. Students should check with the association in their home state for more information.

Stipends & Forgivable Loans from Future Employers

Some students choose to accept money during school from anesthesia groups or hospitals in exchange for a promise of future employment. These agreements are legally binding and usually carry penalties beyond repayment if the student does not fulfill his or her obligation to the employer. It is recommended that students have these agreements reviewed by an attorney before signing. The money is also subject to income taxes, in most cases the taxes are levied when full-time employment begins. These agreements are not calculated in the Cost of Attendance Budget and do not affect the amount of Financial Aid that a student may receive.

More Information

Visit http://financialaid.uc.edu or call the Financial Aid Office at 513-556-1000.