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 $80 $80
2. Enrollment: Official evaluation of transfer credits, academic advisement, and academic program planning for the first year. $1,065 $0
(after July 1, 2014)1
3a. Nursing Theory Exams: Eight exams are required. Visit our CPNE pages for details about the required nursing exams. $325 $325
3b. General Education Exams: Various exams are available to satisfy general education requirements. (credits per exam range from 1 to 6 credits) $95/$325/$440 $95/$325/$440
4. Online Course Tuition $465 per credit $465 per credit
5. Focused Clinical Competencies Assessment Exam $350
(prior to July 1, 2014)

$370
(after June 30, 2014)
$350
(prior to July 1, 2014)

$370
(after June 30, 2014)
6. Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam $2,225 
(prior to July 1, 2014)

$2275
(after June 30, 2014)
$2,225
(prior to July 1, 2014)

$2275
(after June 30, 2014)
7. Annual student services fee: Library services, academic advising, evaluation of transfer credit, and academic program planning. $495 $0
(after July 1 30, 2014)2
8. Graduation: Final review and processing of student records for degree conferral and issuance of diploma. $495 $4953

Fees subject to change without notice.

1Waived upon completing required number of Excelsior course credits before graduation, effective July 1. 2014. 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.

2Waived upon completing the required number of Excelsior course credits per year, effective July 1, 2014. 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.

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

1. Application for admission $80
2. Enrollment $0
(after July 1, 2014)1
3. Tuition $465 per credit
4. Annual Student Fee $0
(after July 1, 2014)2
5. Graduation
$4953

Fees subject to change without notice.

1Waived upon completing required number of Excelsior course credits before graduation, effective July 1. 2014. 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, effective July 1, 2014. 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.

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 $80
2. Enrollment $395
(prior to July 1, 2014)

$0
(after June 30, 2014)1
3. Tuition Undergraduate level: $465 per credit

Graduate level: $595 per credit
4. Annual Student Fee
$0
(after July 1, 2014)2
5. Graduation
$4953

Fees subject to change without notice.

1Waived upon completing required number of Excelsior course credits before graduation, effective July 1. 2014. 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, effective July 1, 2014. 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.

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

855-323-9235