2022-23* University of Iowa Tuition and Fees for PMHNP Programs

BSN to DNP (3-year plan of study):
Total program tuition: $78,266 for Iowa resident; $142,986 for non-resident

BSN to DNP (4-year plan of study):
Total program tuition: $89,284 for Iowa resident; $164,100 for non-resident

Dual Certification:
Total program tuition: $107,597 for Iowa resident; $199,099 for non-resident
(*using FNP & PMHNP as an example)

Post MSN/APRN to DNP (3-year plan of study):
Total program tuition/fees: $35,780 for Iowa resident; $54,752 for non-resident

Post Graduate Certificate:
$13,999 for Iowa resident and non-resident

Second Certification + DNP (3-year plan of study):
Total program tuition: $52,729 for Iowa resident; $89,557 for non-resident

Residency requirements are established by the State of Iowa Board of Regents and can be found here: http://registrar.uiowa.edu/residency.

*All tuition amounts are based on 2022-23 tuition rates approved by Board of Regents in July 2022.

Paying for your PMHNP Degree

Financial Aid
Graduate DNP education programs to become a PMHNP 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 PMHNP 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.