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 Excelsior course credits to be taken)
Course Option
(12 or more Excelsior course credits by graduation)
  1. Application: Preliminary review of transcripts and training credits. Review includes projected outline of remaining degree requirements $100 $100
  2. Enrollment: Official evaluation of transfer credits, academic advisement, and academic program planning for the first year. $1,065 $01
  3a. Nursing Theory Exams: Eight exams are required. Visit our Nursing Theory Completion Options page for details. $355
per exam
$355
per exam
  3b. Nursing Theory Conference Examinations (NTCX) Visit our Nursing Theory Completion Options page for details. $6152 per NTCX $6152 per NTCX
  3c. General Education Exams: Various exams are available to satisfy general education requirements. (credits per exam range from 1 to 6 credits) $110/$355/$470 per exam $110/$355/$470 per exam
  4. Online Course Tuition $510
per credit
$510
 per credit
  5. Focused Clinical Competencies Assessment Exam $380 $380
  6. Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam Visit our CPNE pages for more details. $2,2753 $2,2753
  7. Annual student services fee: Library services, academic advising, evaluation of transfer credit, and academic program planning. $495 $04
  8. Graduation: Final review and processing of student records for degree conferral and issuance of diploma. $4955,6 $4955,6

Fees subject to change without notice.

1Waived upon completing required number of Excelsior course credits before graduation. Students who do not complete the required number of Excelsior course credits before graduation will be switched to the Multi-Source option and charged the prevailing enrollment fee for that option.

  • Students enrolled in an Associate in Applied Science degree program are required to take a minimum of 6 Excelsior course credits before graduation.
  • Students enrolled in an Associate in Arts and Associate in Sciences programs are required to take 12 Excelsior course credits before graduation.

2Fee shown includes NTCX that includes one nursing theory conference and one nursing theory exam attempt. Other associated expenses such as seat fees, books and study resources are additional.

3Fee shown includes one CPNE attempt. Other associated expenses such as books, study resources, travel, lodging, background checks, or providing any required documentation, are additional.

4Waived upon completing the required number of Excelsior course credits per year. Students who do not complete the required number of Excelsior course credits per year will be charged the prevailing SSAF for this option.

5$15 will be deducted for each Excelsior course credit earned.

6All students are required to pay the graduation fee. Our annual Commencement ceremony is held In Albany in July. Registration is required if you wish to attend and there is a small fee for your cap and gown assessed at registration. For more Information visit our Commencement page.

If you earned your associate nursing degree from Excelsior College, the application and enrollment fees are waived.

1. Application for admission $100
2. Enrollment $01
3. Tuition $510
 per credit
4. Annual Student Fee $02
5. Graduation
$4953,4

Fees subject to change without notice.

1Waived upon completing required number of Excelsior course credits before graduation. Students who do not complete the required number of Excelsior course credits before graduation will be switched to the Multi-Source option and charged the prevailing enrollment fee for that option.

2Waived upon completing the required number of Excelsior course credits per year. Students who do not complete the required number of Excelsior course credits per year will be charged the prevailing SSAF for this option.

3$15 will be deducted for each Excelsior course credit earned.

4All students are required to pay the graduation fee. Our annual Commencement ceremony is held In Albany in July. Registration is required if you wish to attend and there is a small fee for your cap and gown assessed at registration. For more Information visit our Commencement page.

If you earned your associate nursing degree from Excelsior College, the application and enrollment fees are waived.

When enrolled in a dual degree program graduate program tuition and fees will apply once you move to the graduate requirements.

1. Application for admission $100
2. Enrollment $01
3. Tuition Undergraduate level: $510
 per credit

Graduate level: $645 per credit
4. Annual Student Fee
$02
5. Graduation
$4953,4

Fees subject to change without notice.

1Waived upon completing required number of Excelsior course credits before graduation. Students who do not complete the required number of Excelsior course credits before graduation will be switched to the Multi-Source option and charged the prevailing enrollment fee for that option.

2Waived upon completing the required number of Excelsior course credits per year. Students who do not complete the required number of Excelsior course credits per year will be charged the prevailing SSAF for this option.

3$15 will be deducted for each Excelsior course credit earned.

4All students are required to pay the graduation fee. Our annual Commencement ceremony is held In Albany in July. Registration is required if you wish to attend and there is a small fee for your cap and gown assessed at registration. For more Information visit our Commencement page.

If you earned your bachelor's degree from Excelsior College, the $110 graduate application fee is waived.

  Cost
1. Application: Preliminary review of transcripts and training credits. Review includes projected outline of remaining degree requirements. $110
2. Tuition: Per credit tuition cost for all graduate courses. $645
 
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.

*All students are required to pay the graduation fee. Our annual Commencement ceremony is held In Albany in July. Registration is required if you wish to attend and there is a small fee for your cap and gown assessed at registration. For more Information visit our Commencement page.

 

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.

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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