Tuition Rates

The Office of Admissions and Aid publishes tuition rates in the spring prior to start-date. This information serves as a guide to help students accepted into the accelerated Second Degree BSN program determine the best study option for themselves. These estimates are for the cost of tuition and fees only. This does not include transportation, living expenses, clinical requirements or any other related expenses. If needed, students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor for guidance.

Financial Aid

The total tuition for this unique 12- or 16-month undergraduate second degree nursing program is a discounted rate established by the University. Because this is a second bachelor's degree, students may not be eligible for the usual undergraduate grant and scholarship monies. The Conway Scholars program was developed to fill this gap; this new student scholarship is exclusively for second-degree BSN students.

It is strongly recommended that you review the most current information available on the Office of Financial Aid website, and then contact the Office to assess your specific financial needs.

Conway Scholars $15,000 Scholarship Award

Thirty-two (32) Second Degree BSN students will each receive a $15,000 scholarship from the Joanne and William Conway Scholarship Program. The scholarships are made possible by a recent gift to the School of Nursing from the Bedford Falls Fund to enable more students to pursue a nursing career.

Scholar Selection

Students will be nominated by the School of Nursing Admissions Committee for consideration. Nominated students will receive a link to an online application. Nominations and selection for the Joanne and William Conway Scholarship will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Conway Scholars will be required to comply with scholarship requirements that include:

  • Attend/participate in Conway Scholar events/activities through the program
  • Complete 10 community service hours
  • Meet with Conway Scholar Mentors at least 2 times per semester for entire length of program
  • Register for classes by established deadlines
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester in the program

For more questions, you may contact Janey%20Mazur.

BSN-AID Program (up to an additional) $33,000 Scholarship

The BSN-Accelerating Inclusivity and Diversity (BSN-AID) Program goal is to prepare diverse baccalaureate-level nurses to meet the complex healthcare needs of the communities that nurses serve. The program aims to improve the quality of care and address existing health disparities by increasing opportunities for diverse nursing students, including those who are from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in nursing or who are economically or educationally disadvantaged. The program is funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The BSN-AID program is designed to provide multiple levels of support to the students in our accelerated second-degree program. This includes scholarships for up to $33,000 (in additional monies)* per student, academic and peer support, mentoring and professional networking.

BSN-AID Information

AACN Scholarships for Undergraduates

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has an extensive list of scholarships that are available to undergraduate nursing students. Please review the list for both "Scholarships for Undergraduate" only AND "Scholarships for Undergraduates and Graduate Students" to determine what additional aid you may be able to apply to receive.

AACN Scholarships