Cost of Attendance - Graduate Nursing Programs | Briar Cliff University

Cost of Attendance: Graduate Nursing Programs

Below is a breakdown of the costs you may be charged at Briar Cliff University, along with other estimated living expenses you will need to budget for a year of graduate school. Annual costs are based upon the 2019-20 academic calendar year of enrollment (including fall, spring and summer terms). The information provided is not a bill. Briar Cliff University reserves the right to modify the cost of attendance without prior notice.

Full-Time DNP or MSN Cost of Attendance


 2020-21 AMOUNT  2021-22 AMOUNT
 Tuition per credit hour $525/credit hour  $525/credit hour
 Student fees  $60/credit hour  $60/credit hour
 Clinical fees $75/clinical credit hour   $75/clinical credit hour 
 Room & Board (estimated)  $9,390  $9,582
 Books & Supplies (estimated)  $1,830  $1,800
 Transportation (estimated)  $2,678  $2,618
 Personal/Miscellaneous (estimated)  $1,180  $1,326
 Loan Fee (if applicable)  $336  $149
 Estimated Total  $25,944  $26,005

*Full-time is defined as any student taking 9 credit hours per semester. Indirect costs are estimations, consistent with budget components set by the Iowa College Aid Commission. The actual cost of attendance may be substantially less, and will vary with each person. Tuition and fees for part-time students will vary with each person, depending on the total number of credit hours the student is taking.

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