Pacific Lutheran University Accelerated Nursing Tuition

If your calling is to become a nurse, you owe it to yourself to pursue the profession. Going back to school for nursing, however, requires financial planning. As you review our accelerated nursing school tuition and ABSN program fees, keep in mind that a BSN degree is a good return on investment.

ABSN Program Tuition

We base our ABSN tuition on the number of credits required to graduate.

2020-2021 Academic Year
Prerequisite tuition per credit hour$475
Tuition deposit (applied towards first semester)$250
Total program fees (approximate)$1,655
Nursing tuition per credit hour66 credit hours$1,025
Total ABSN program tuition$69,700
Total estimated cost (tuition + fees)$71,355

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
Total estimated tuition does not include any applicable late registration fees, non-sufficient fund fees, or late payment fees. 

In addition to regular university costs, students must provide their own transportation between the University campus and the clinical areas beginning with the first nursing course. Public transportation is limited, so provision for private transportation is essential.

ABSN Program and Course Fees

Separate from the ABSN tuition, several program fees are associated with being an accelerated nursing student. Program fees include: Technology Fee, Telehealth Only Fee, Kaplan, CB Bridges (background check, drug screen, etc.), and CPNW (consortium).

Health requirement fees, laboratory fees, student uniforms, textbooks, other learning materials, and any necessary equipment are the responsibility of the student.

Course fees are charged to each student’s account each semester. These fees support the purchase of equipment, materials and supplies in the practice labs and Learning Resource Center, clinical placements, external testing measures, as well as computer materials and software. The fee is paid with tuition following registration for specific courses.

ABSN Prerequisite Costs

As a condition of enrollment into our ABSN program, you must complete nine prerequisite courses within our specified requirements. Prerequisite costs are separate from the ABSN tuition. You can complete these courses online through our university at $475 per credit hour.

Total tuition per student may vary depending on the number of prerequisite courses that are needed.

Paying for Nursing School

ABSN students may not qualify for federal, state or university grants and scholarships. But there are several financing options to consider, such as federal direct loans, private loans and third-party scholarships. Contact our Student Financial Services at (253) 535-7161 to learn more.

FAFSA Advice

Given the low-interest loan options available through the U.S. Department of Education, we encourage you to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is the only way to know what type of federal direct loan(s) you can receive. To be eligible for federal student financial aid, you must be:

  • Accepted into a degree program.
  • Enrolled in at least six credit hours per term.
  • A U.S. citizen in good financial standing.
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable.

Contact us to learn more about our accelerated nursing school tuition and other related fees.

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