Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial Aid for Nursing School May Be Available

Jacksonville University and the University Alliance Online are committed to helping nursing students from all financial backgrounds achieve their educational goals. Whether you recently received your associate’s degree or diploma or you have been an RN for years, you can apply for financial aid to supplement or cover your nursing school tuition.

Take this opportunity to receive the nursing degree program education that will give you the best chance to succeed in today’s healthcare environment, without interrupting work or family responsibilities. Call a University Alliance program representative to discuss enrolling in the RN to BSN program and for help selecting the finance option that best suits your educational needs.

What types of Financial Assistance are available?

Tuition and Fees

You’ll find no hidden fees and no extra out-of-pocket expenses with Jacksonville University.

RN to BSN Program

  Price per credit hour 3-credit course price Total Program Price
(54 credits)
Regular Tuition $460 $1,380 $24,840

Tuition is $460 per credit hour. Books and materials are approximately $225 per course. Your tuition may be tax deductible. Contact your tax advisor for more information. For questions and information about the RN to BSN program, please contact a University Alliance program representative toll-free at 855-300-1472.

MSN Program

  Price per credit hour 3-credit course price Total Program Price
(30-33 credits)
Regular Tuition $650 $1,950 $19,500-$21,450

Graduate nursing school tuition is $650 per credit hour. Your nursing school tuition may be tax deductible. Contact your tax advisor for more information. If you have any questions about the MSN:Clinical Nurse Educatoror the MSN: Leadership in Healthcare Systems programs, you may request to receive more information or please contact a University Alliance program representative toll free at 855-300-1472.

JU is an accredited university that U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked one of America’s best colleges among regional universities in the South. All MSN online courses are taught by highly experienced, respected faculty with doctoral degrees – the same professors who teach JU’s world-class MSN program on campus – so you are assured you’ll receive the finest instruction available. When finished with the program, you’ll earn the same degree as campus-based students.

American Opportunity Tax Credit

Students in Jacksonville University’s online RN to BSN program may be eligible to receive a tax credit for their course materials in years 2011 and 2012. According to the website, the American Opportunity Credit (formerly known as the Hope Credit) “adds required course materials to the list of qualifying expenses and allows the credit to be claimed for four post-secondary education years instead of two. Many of those eligible will qualify for the maximum annual credit of $2,500 per student”. Ask your accountant about this tax credit for your books and tuition or visit the American Opportunity Tax Credit website.

Special Tuition Rates

University Alliance and JU have corporate partnerships with healthcare organizations nationwide. These partnerships often award special tuition rates. Ask your Human Resources or Education Department if your organization is one of our partners.

More Financial Aid Tools

  • College Scorecard assists prospective students and their families evaluate options in selecting a school.
  • College Navigator provides school information including tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates, a cost calculator and a school comparison tool.
  • Financial Aid Shopping Sheet helps prospective students better understand the cost and financial aid information they receive from schools so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school.
  • At Paying for College, prospective students can enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one.