Tuition & Fees

Education is an investment in your future, resulting in higher earning potential and greater career choices. Chamberlain College of Nursing actively works to keep costs down while maintaining high standards.  

Undergraduate1 Tuition and Fees
Effective July 2015

 BSN, ADN, LPN to RN Degree Programs

 Application Fee (includes A2 Admission Assessment & 1 re-take)2

 $95

 Background Check/Drug Screening4

 $150

 Student Services Charge

 $150 per session

 Credit hours 1-6 per session

 $665 per credit hour

 Credit hours 7 and above per session

 $400 per credit hour

 Textbook & Equipment Expense

 $250 per session

 Student Injury & Sickness Insurance5

 $1,903

 RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option

 Application Fee2

 $60

 Nursing Courses6

 $14,160

 Liberal Arts Courses

 $590 per credit hour

 Student Services Charge

 $150 per session

 Books & Supplies

 $200 per session

 Military Rate (active duty)

 $250 per credit hour

 Military Rate (veterans, retired military, Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs employees and spouses of active duty/veteran/retired military)

 $430 per credit hour

 Alumni Rate

 $500 per credit hour

 Estimated Costs As Applicable

 One-Time Parking Fee - varies by campus3

 $50

 Uniforms

 $100 - $200

 Health Screening & Immunizations

 $300 - $600

 Other Clinical (related fees may apply)

 Varies by state



1 Program availability varies by state/location.
2 Application fee is waived for current Carrington College, Carrington College California, DeVry University students or alumni, Chamberlain alumni as well as qualified military personnel (active duty, veterans, retired military, Department of Defense employees and spouses of active duty/veteran/retired military).
3 Nonrefundable.
4 Nonrefundable. Additional fees may apply due to state Board of Nursing and clinical facility requirements; see your admission representative for additional information.
5 Insurance required for all full-time pre-licensure students unless waiver is received annually by published deadline.
6 Tuition is assessed at $590 per credit hour for 24 nursing credit hours.


Graduate1 Tuition and Fees
Effective July 2015

 MSN Degree Program & Graduate Certificate Programs 6

 Application Fee2

 $60

 Tuition (regardless of course load)

 $650 per credit hour

 Student Services Charge

 $150 per session

 Military Rate (active duty, veterans, retired military, Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs employees and spouses of active duty/veteran/retired military)

 $550 per credit hour

 Alumni Rate

 $550 per credit hour

 Background Check/Drug Screening3 (MSN Degree Program, FNP & Graduate Certificate Programs with practicum only.)

 $150

 Estimated Costs As Applicable

 Textbook & Equipment Expense (Non-FNP Specialty Tracks)4

 $75 per session

 Textbook & Equipment Expense (FNP Specialty Track)5

 $6,375


Doctoral Programs1 Tuition and Fees
Effective July 2015

 Doctor of Nursing Practice - Advanced Practice Leadership

 Application Fee

 $60

 Tuition (regardless of course load)

 $750 per credit hour

 Student Services Charge

 $600 per session

 Military Rate (active duty, veterans, retired military, Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs employees and spouses of active duty/veteran/retired military)

 $635 per credit hour

 Alumni Rate

 $635 per credit hour

 Background Check/Drug Screening (one-time)3

 $150

 Estimated Costs As Applicable

 Textbook & Equipment Expense4

 $1,000

 Doctor of Nursing Practice - Healthcare Systems Leadership

 Application Fee

 $60

 Tuition (regardless of course load)

 $750 per credit hour

 Student Services Charge

 $600 per session

 Military Rate (active duty, veterans, retired military, Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs employees and spouses of active duty/veteran/retired military)

 $635 per credit hour

 Alumni Rate

 $635 per credit hour

 Background Check/Drug Screening (one-time)3

 $150

 Estimated Costs As Applicable

 Textbook & Equipment Expense4

 $1,200

Cost vary by student depending on individual circumstances. For more detailed information and a breakdown of costs, view Total Cost Calculations (PDF) and the Tuition and Fees Grid (PDF).


1 Program availability varies by state/location.
2 Application fee is waived for current Carrington College, Carrington College California, DeVry University students or alumni, Chamberlain alumni as well as qualified military personnel (active duty, veterans, retired military, Department of Defense employees and spouses of active duty/veteran/retired military) and students in the graduate portion of the RN-BSN to MSN option.
3 A nonrefundable background check/drug screen fee is required for all pre-licensure students and for those MSN, DNP and Graduate Certificate (with practicum) students whose practicum site requires it. Post-licensure students are charged the exact cost of the screening, $150 is the average expense.
4 Average estimated per-session expense for full-time students is $75 for MSN (Educator, Executive, Healthcare Policy and Informatics Specialty Track) and Graduate Certificates; $125 MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner Track);$100 for DNP.
5 Textbook and equipment expense includes APRN resources fees charged at $450 per course for the following APRN track courses: NR-503, NR-507, NR-508, NR-509, NR-510, NR-511, NR-601, NR-602, NR-603 and NR-661.
6 Students are responsible for their travel costs while participating in the immersion weekend as part of NR-509. Typical costs include travel to/from Illinois, lodging and meals for 1-2 nights.

Tips for Financing a Chamberlain Education

Know What You’re Looking At

Some schools calculate tuition by semester, while other institutions show price by quarter. Some schools will include fees in their stated cost, while others do not. Chamberlain makes it easy. Our total program cost includes tuition and all expenses, from the application fee to textbook purchases, before factoring in financial aid, transfer credits or special tuition rates. If you are considering multiple colleges, make sure your comparison reflects the differences in how nursing colleges communicate their price.

Take Advantage of Special Tuition Rates from Employers and Associations

Chamberlain proudly partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges, associations and organizations to provide special tuition rates and dedicated advising teams for registered nurses.

Understand Your Financial Options

More than 80% of Chamberlain students receive some form of financial aid, from grants to loans to work-study. Get started with our net price calculator to estimate the total cost of your education, including your financing options.

Explore Scholarships 

Chamberlain offers a number of undergraduate scholarships and graduate scholarships to students to help fund their education. In addition, nursing scholarships are offered by many outside groups. Do your research and explore all the opportunities available to you.

Speak with a Chamberlain Advisor

At Chamberlain, we can help you develop a financial plan that allows you to reach your goal of earning a nursing degree. Call to speak with an advisor and review your financial aid options: 877.751.5783.

Select a program type and period:

Effective July 2015
Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
Doctoral Programs

How much will college really cost me or my family?

Chamberlain College of Nursing's Net Price Calculator will provide an estimate of federal and institutional aid eligibility, as well as additional financing options.

Get Connected

LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Twitter YouTube Chamberlain RSS Feed Chamberlain Instagram