2023-24* University of Iowa Tuition and Fees for PMHNP Programs


BSN to DNP (3-year plan of study):
Total program tuition: $78,374 for Iowa resident; $143,094 for non-resident

BSN to DNP (4-year plan of study):
Total program tuition: $89,460 for Iowa resident; $164,226 for non-resident

Dual Certification:
Total program tuition: $107,745 for Iowa resident; $199,247 for non-resident
(*using FNP & PMHNP as an example)

Post MSN/APRN to DNP (3-year plan of study):
Total program tuition/fees: $35,844 for Iowa resident; $54,816 for non-resident

Post Graduate Certificate:
$14,222 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 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 can 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 PMHNP-DNP program offers financial support to all its students through the Iowa Department of Public Health grant (Enhancing Access to Psychiatric-Mental Health Services in Iowa). The funding is not based on need and is evenly distributed to all the students in the PMHNP program. This support does not have to be paid back by students.

The 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.