Nursing Tuition and Fees

Excelsior College offers affordable nursing degrees that are designed to fit within a working adult's budget.

Tuition and fees vary depending on the degree level; use the tabs below to find costs for your degree program. Financial aid and other cost-saving resources are available for nursing students at all degree levels. Review these options below the degree tabs.

Tuition is charged per exam and on a per-credit basis for online courses. Standard fees apply for application, enrollment, student services, and graduation.

  Enrollment Options  
  Multi-Source/Exam-based Option (less than 12 credits to be taken as online courses) Online Course Option (12 or more online course credits by graduation)
1. Application: Preliminary review of transcripts and training credits. Review includes projected outline of remaining degree requirements $80 $80
2. Enrollment: Official evaluation of transfer credits, academic advisement, and academic program planning for the first year. $1,065 $395
3. Exams
   -  Nursing Theory Exams: Eight exams are required. Visit our CPNE pages for details about the required nursing exams.

    - General Education Exams: Various exams are available to satisfy general education requirements. (credits per exam range from 1 to 6 credits)

$325

$95/$325/$440

$325


$95/$325/$440

4. Online Course Tuition $425 per credit Summer Term I
$465 per credit* Summer Term II
$425 per credit Summer Term I
$465 per credit* Summer Term II
5. Focused Clinical Competencies Assessment Exam $350 $350
6. Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam $2,225 $2,225
7. Annual student services fee: Library services, academic advising, evaluation of transfer credit, and academic program planning. $495 $440
8. Graduation: Final review and processing of student records for degree conferral and issuance of diploma. $495** $495**

* Fees subject to change without notice.

** $15 will be deducted for each Excelsior course credit earned.

If you earned your associate nursing degree from Excelsior College, the $80 application fee and the $395 enrollment fee is waived.

1. Application for admission $80
2. Enrollment $395
3. Tuition $465 per credit
4. Annual Student Fee
$440 annually
5. Graduation
$495*

Fees subject to change without notice.

*Enrolled students can save on the graduation fee each time they take an Excelsior College course. $15 will be deducted for each Excelsior course credit earned.

If you earned your associate nursing degree from Excelsior College, the $80 application fee and the $395 enrollment fee is waived.

1. Application for admission $80
2. Enrollment $395
3. Tuition

- Undergraduate level


- Graduate level


$425 per credit Summer Term I
$465 per credit* Summer Term II

$565 per credit Summer Term I
$605 per credit* Summer Term II

4. Annual Student Fee
$440 annually
5. Graduation**
$495

* Fees subject to change without notice.

**Enrolled students can save on the graduation fee each time they take an Excelsior College course. $15 will be deducted for each Excelsior course credit earned.

If you earned your bachelor's degree from Excelsior College, the $100 graduate application fee is waived.

  Cost
1. Application: Preliminary review of transcripts and training credits. Review includes projected outline of remaining degree requirements. $100
2. Tuition: Per credit tuition cost for all graduate courses. $595 per credit 
3. Annual student services fee: Library services, graduate advising, and Master's degree program planning. Paid at enrollment and annually thereafter. $265
4. Graduation: Final review and processing of student records for degree conferral and issuance of diploma. $130

* Fees subject to change without notice.

Excelsior Helps You Control Costs

Excelsior College offers a range of programs and services to ensure that working adults have access to an affordable education in nursing.

Financial Aid

Most Excelsior College students receive loans, scholarships, or other sources of financial aid. Call Financial Aid toll-free at (855) 323-9235.

Financial Aid

Partnerships

Excelsior College maintains partnerships with employers, colleges, military organizations, and other types of institutions. Students who are affiliated with partner organizations may be eligible for discounts on tuition, student fees, and other costs.

View our Partnerships

Payment Plans

Excelsior College offers payment plans to help working adults fit education costs comfortably within a household budget. You can pay tuition and/or fees in monthly installments, rather than in a lump sum. Payment plans are available.

Speak with an Excelsior College financial aid advisor

+1-855-323-9235