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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

2024/2025

 

  • All budgets are estimated costs and subject to change
  • The budget is for the student and educational expenses during the period of enrollment only.
  • $1,022.00 per credit hour – 791.00 clinical fees
Tuition & Fees First Year DNP
12 Months – 18 units
Second Year DNP
12 Months – 15 units
DNP/NFLP Year 1
12 Months – 18 units
DNP/NFLP Year 2

12 Months – 21 units

Tuition 18,396 15,330 18,396 21,462
Clinical Fees 2,373 2,373 2,373 2,373
Student Body Fees 40 40 40 40
Graduation Fees 0 350 0 350
Student Health Record Fee 43 N/A 43 N/A
Budget Items/Estimated Costs First Year DNP
12 Months
Second Year DNP
12 Months
DNP/NFLP Year 1
12 Months
DNP/NFLP Year 2
Books & Supplies 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500
Living Expenses (room + food) 23,216 23,216 23,216 23,216
Misc. Personal Expenses 7,469 7,469 7,469 7,469
Transportation 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200
CPR 90 N/A 90 N/A
Typhon Clinical Log System 100 N/A 100 N/A
Loan Fees First Year DNP
12 Months
Second Year DNP
12 Months
DNP/NFLP Year 1
12 Months
DNP/NFLP Year 2

12 Months

Direct Unsubsidized Loan Fees 217 217 217 217
Grad PLUS Loan Fees 1,486 1,361 1,486 1,620
Total Estimated Budget (subject to change) 57,130 54,056 57,130 60,447

The average indebtedness for the WesternU Doctor of Nursing Practice program for the last 4 years:

  • The average indebtedness for the WesternU Doctor of Nursing Practice program for the last 4 years:
    2018 Graduates $61,623
    2019 Graduates N/A
    2020 Graduates $80,269
    2021 Graduates $53,698

    This was based on graduates that had WesternU debt.

  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice program has three disbursements per academic year. One disbursement in the fall before school starts, one in the spring and one in the summer.

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

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