Accelerated Nursing Program Tuition and Fees

While the cost to attend our accelerated nursing program may seem intimidating right now, you should think of it as a long-term investment in your future—one that begins in as few as 16 months. The total tuition and program fees for our four-semester ABSN program is $56,002. This total program cost assumes successful completion of each semester, and is based on an estimated cost of the ABSN program. (Costs are subject to change without notice.)

While tuition makes up the single largest expense of attending nursing school, there are several ancillary fees to make note of including a $40 application fee and $150 non-refundable admissions deposit. Also, don’t forget to factor in all of your living, transportation, and personal expenses.

Tuition Breakdown


Per Credit Hour$850$52,700
Program fees per semester$340$1,360
Total Estimated Tuition $56,002

Program fees include: scrubs (1 set), photo ID badge, technology fees, lab fees, Kaplan testing, student activity fees, graduation fees, and malpractice fees.

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Health Insurance

As an ABSN student, you are required to have health insurance. If you do not have health insurance, we will automatically charge the premium for the Utica College health insurance plan to your account. If you already have health insurance, please visit to waive our plan and fees.

Contact us to learn more about our accelerated nursing program costs.

How to Pay for Accelerated Nursing School

If you need help paying for accelerated nursing school, we recommend contacting our Office of Student Financial Services to see if you qualify for any federal financial aid or student loan options. If you prefer not to borrow funds, we offer a payment plan through Utica College, with no sign-up fee.

Federal Student Aid

When it comes to applying for federal student aid, our financial services staff can help you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. They can also assist you in all the forthcoming steps should you receive any financial aid. To be eligible for this type of aid, you must be:

  • Accepted into a degree program,
  • Enrolled in at least six credit hours per term,
  • A U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen,
  • Free of any federal loan defaults,
  • Registered for selective service (male students only).

Loan Options

If you have to borrow money to pay for nursing school, there are different loan types for you to consider, including those available through government and private lenders.

  • Stafford loan, a low-interest federal loan with flexible repayment options.
  • Private student loan, a funding source used to supplement federal financial aid or the lack thereof.
  • TAP, a tuition assistance program available through the state of New York.

To learn more about how to pay for accelerated nursing school, please contact Kyle Dempster in the Office of Student Financial Services at or 315.792.3400.

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Utica ABSN program offers rolling admissions for our three start dates a year, so you don't have to wait to be a nurse.

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