University of Iowa Tuition and Fees for HS Tracks

BSN to DNP (5-year plan of study):
$79,547 for Iowa resident; $144,270 for non-resident

Post MSN/non-Health Systems to DNP:
$63,415 for Iowa resident; $112,516 for non-resident

Post MSN/Health Systems to DNP:
$49,645 for Iowa resident; $85,352 for non-resident

Post Graduate Certificates:
Total tuition: $11,161 for Iowa resident and non-resident

Residency requirements are established by the State of Iowa Board of Regents and can be found here: You must be able to show that you were a resident of Iowa for 12 months prior to commencing an educational program for some purpose other than education (work, residence, etc.).

Paying for your HS Degree

Financial Aid
Graduate DNP education programs to become a HS leader are long, hard and expensive; however, the rate of return on this investment will pay higher dividends than any other investment you could make during your remarkable career. UI's Office of Student Financial Aid is available to help you determine the best way to pay for your investment. The graduate HS student is able to borrow up to the full cost of attendance while in graduate school. The full cost includes all tuition, fees, books, Insurance, and additional living expenses such as rent and food.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)
For those students who desire to be a faculty member upon graduation, the College of Nursing has funds through the NFLP program. This is a loan forgiveness program with 20% forgiven for each of the first four years as a faculty member. The remaining 20% is the responsibility of the student. 

The University of Iowa’s College of Nursing is able to offer a number of graduate scholarships through the UI Foundation thanks to generous donors.

Health care facilities are frequently willing to offer either a stipend or loan repayment for a commitment to work for a given number of years. Additionally, many of the U.S. military branches will also offer scholarships in return for employment upon graduation.