Financial Aid

Budget for Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP)

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• All budgets are subject to change

• The budget is for the student and educational expenses during the period of enrollment only.

(All nursing programs are 12 months in length per academic year)


Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner

First Year


$921.00 per unit/26 units

Second Year


$921.00 per unit/23 units

Tuition & Fees    
Tuition $23,946.00 $21,183.00
Clinical Fees $2,031.00 $2,031.00
Student Body Fees $40.00 $40.00
Graduation Fees N/A $350.00
Total Fees $26,017.00 $23,604.00
Budget Items/Estimated Costs    
Books & Supplies $2,027.00 $60.00
Living Expenses (R&B/Personal) $21,864.00 $21,864.00
Transportation $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Background Check/Drug Screening $120.00 $60.00
CPR $90.00 N/A
Total Budget Components $26,101.00 $23,984.00
Loan Fees    
Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan Fees $218.00 $218.00
Grad PLUS Loan Fees $1,352.00 $1,160.00
Total Loan Fees $1,570.00 $1,378.00
Total Budget $53,688.00 $48,966.00

 The average indebtedness for the WesternU Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program for the last 4 years:

2016 Graduates $71,905
2017 Graduates $73,830
2018 Graduates $77,183
2019 Graduates $70,306

This was based on graduates that had WesternU debt.

The Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program has three disbursements per academic year.  One in the fall before school starts, one in the spring and one in the summer.  Please go to Student YOU Portal for your actual disbursement date information for your program.

 To see a sample of what your loan repayment schedule may look like, please visit the Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator Calculator.