2023-24* University of Iowa Tuition and Fees for PNP-AC Track
BSN to DNP (3-year plan of study):
Total program tuition: $83,278 for Iowa resident; $155,809 for non-resident
BSN to DNP (4-year plan of study):
Total program tuition: $93,106 for Iowa resident; $174,568 for non-resident
Total program tuition: $106,487 for Iowa resident; $196,874 for non-resident
(using PNP-AC and PNP-PC as an example)
Post MSN/APRN to DNP (3-year plan of study):
Total program tuition: $35,844 for Iowa resident; $54,816 for non-resident
Post Graduate Certification:
Total tuition: $13,596 for Iowa resident and non-resident
Residency requirements are established by the State of Iowa Board of Regents and can be found here: registrar.uiowa.edu/residency.
*All tuition amounts are based on 2023-24 tuition rates approved by Board of Regents in July 2023.
Paying for your PNP-AC Degree
Graduate DNP education programs to become a PNP-AC 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. The University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid is available to help you determine the best way to pay for your investment. The graduate PNP-AC 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. Note that federal financial aid is not available for the Post-Graduate-Certificate program as it is not a degree granting program.
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 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.