Financial Aid

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

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• All budgets are estimated costs and subject to change.

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


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 21,183
Clinical Fees 2,031 2,031
Student Body Fees 40 40
Graduation Fees N/A 350
Total Fees 26,017 23,604
Budget Items/Estimated Costs    
Books & Supplies 2,027 60
Living Expenses (R&B/Personal) 22,323 22,323
Transportation 2,000 2,000
Background Check/Drug Screening 120 60
CPR 90 N/A
Total Budget Components 26,560 24,443
Loan Fees    
Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan Fees 217 217
Grad PLUS Loan Fees 1,368 1,176
Total Loan Fees 1,585 1,393
Total Budget 54,162 49,440

 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.