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Associate in Nursing Tuition and Fees

Excelsior College offers affordable nursing degrees that are designed to fit within a working adult's budget. Financial aid and other cost-saving resources are available for nursing students at all degree levels.

Your Enrollment Options

Excelsior Course Option

If you'll earn 12 or more credits through Excelsior online courses before you graduate, choose the Excelsior Course Option.

Multi-Source Option

If you'll earn fewer than 12 credits at Excelsior before you graduate, choose the Multi-Source Option. This option includes an administrative enrollment fee.

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

Below are the costs associated with each enrollment option:

Tuition and Fees: Associate in Nursing

  Course Option Multi-Source Option Description
Admission Application Fee $50 $50 Preliminary review of transcripts and training credits, including projected outline of remaining degree requirements.
Enrollment Fee No fee if you earn 12 course credits at Excelsior1 $1,095 Official evaluation of transfer credits, academic advisement, and academic program planning for the first year.
Nursing Theory Exams $355
per exam
$355
per exam
Eight exams are required. Visit our Nursing Theory Completion Options page for details.
Nursing Theory Conference Examinations (NTCX)2 $615 per
NTCX
$615 per
NTCX
Visit our Nursing Theory Completion Options page for details.
General Education Exams $110/$355/
$470 per exam
$110/$355/
$470 per exam
Various exams are available to satisfy general education requirements (credits per exam range from 1 to 6 credits).
Online Course Tuition $510 per credit $510 per credit  
Focused Clinical Competencies Assessment  (FCCA) Exam $380 $380 Learn more about the FCCA
Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE)3 $2,295 $2,295 Learn more about the CPNE
Student Services Annual Fee (SSAF) $04 $495 Library services, academic advising, evaluation of transfer credit, and academic program planning.
Graduation Fee5,6 $495 $495 Final review and processing of student records for degree conferral and issuance of diploma.

Fees subject to change without notice.

1 Waived 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 the Associate in Applied Science degree program are required to take a minimum of 12 Excelsior course credits before graduation.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts and Associate in Sciences programs are required to take 12 Excelsior course credits before graduation.

2 Fee 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.

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

4 Students will be responsible for paying an annual fee for each year they continue in the Associate Degree in nursing program. Waived 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.

6 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.