James Madison University

RN to BSN Completion Program


RN to BSN Estimated Program Costs

The Financial Aid Office considers expenses on this list in determining financial need and eligibility levels for nursing students. This is the list of estimated expenses to assist the student in submitting financial aid applications.

The following expenses are reasonable anticipated costs based on the following rates:

In-State: $398 per credit hour
Out-of-State: $408 per credit hour

The below table is based on in-state tuition rates.

Requirement Part-Time Full-Time
Estimated Program Total $12,923 $12,916
Textbooks (all semesters total)* $670 $670
TrueScreen fee (one time at program entry) with a renewal fee of $7 for myRecordTracker each year while in program $71/
renewal $7
$71
Estimated total cost per semester based on anticipated number of credits for PT and FT study    
Fall $2,786 $5,174
Spring $2,388 $4,776
Summer* *$2,225 *$2,225
2nd Fall for PT study $2,388  
2nd Spring for PT study $2,388  

*Textbook costs based on the price of new books purchased on Amazon. Does not include optional textbook costs which are traditionally lower, such as used, rented or electronic versions.

*Summer tuition is based on the regular undergraduate rate for online courses. These are the 2017-2018 rates and will change when the new academic year rates are posted.

The university reserves the right to adjust tuition and fee charges because of rising costs or other conditions upon approval of the JMU Board of Visitors.