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Aspen University Nursing Tuition

Last Updated on August 30, 2021 by

Tuition Rates

Aspen University’s tuition rates by degree level are below. In some cases, tuition rates may vary by program, so please review tuition rates for your specific program.

Program of StudyTuition Rate (per Credit Hour)
Certificate Programs$325
Associates Degree$150
Bachelor’s Degree*$150
Master’s Degree$325
Doctoral Degree$450

*The RN to BSN Program is $325 per Credit Hour. The BSN Pre-Licensure Program is $150-$495 per Credit Hour.


Fees below are effective September 21, 2020.

Non-Refundable Fees

Fee TypeAmountFrequency
Graduation$100One Time
Transcript Request$10per Request
Portfolio Credit Evaluation*$200per Course of One Time
Additional Diploma$50per Request
Assessment (N518)$99per Identified Course
Dissertation (EDD820, DIS995)$1,500One Time, per Identified Course
Project (DNP850A)$1,415One Time, per Identified Course
Proctored Exam$100per Exam
BSN Pre-Licensure Pinning$100One Time
Wire Transfer$30per Request

*The Portfolio Credit Evaluation fee is $200 per 3-credit course for the Nursing Programs only. For all other programs, there is a flat $200 fee.

Refundable Fees

Fee TypeAmountFrequency
Undergraduate Technology$75per Course
Nursing Undergraduate/Graduate Technology$60per Course
Graduate Technology (non-Nursing)$125per Course
Doctoral Technology$60per Course
Continuing Education Technology$60per Course
Nursing Capstone$250per Course
Nursing Practicum$250per Course
DNP Immersions$100per Course
Internship$300One Time
HESI Content Exam Fee$500per Exam

Estimated Book Cost

Program of StudyEstimated Book Cost
Associates Degree$3,000
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure Program$2,300
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program$1,500
Bachelor’s Completion Programs$3,000
Bachelor’s Programs$6,000
Master of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Counseling Program$2,400
RN-MSN Programs$2,850
Master’s Programs$1,800
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program$2,100
Doctoral Programs$3,000
Certificate in Project Management$450
Certificate in eLearning Pedagogy$750

Students are encouraged to view the program information on for specific text and pricing information by class.

Student Tuition Recovery Fund: California Residents only

The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss.

Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 1747 North Market Blvd., Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 574-8900 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
  2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.
  3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
  4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
  7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

aspen university scholarships

Providing responsibly-priced tuition and payment options is a priority at Aspen University. Our scholarships and grants are one way we demonstrate our commitment to affordable education. These programs recognize and reward student excellence and the potential for excellence. We encourage all newly admitted and continuing students to see if they qualify.

  • These kinds of financial aid may take the form of federal grants or University scholarships/grants.
  • Opportunities are generally based on strong academic work and a commitment to public service.

Explore Aspen University scholarship and grant opportunities below.


The Black Education Matters Scholarships award full tuition and fees for selected BSN Pre-Licensure students who self-identify as a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color, meet predetermined academic criteria, and demonstrate their dedication to social justice. Essay submission and supporting materials are required.


The McNamara Grant recognizes the potential of aspiring nurses by awarding up to $1,400 per year to qualified BSN Pre-Licensure applicants, or current students enrolled in the Pre-Professional Nursing component of the program. Eligible recipients must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher.


The Presidential Scholarship rewards academic excellence in the BSN Pre-Licensure program. Eligible students with a 3.75 GPA or higher may be awarded $1,000 per year toward the program.

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