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AG-ACNP Financial Information

University of Iowa Tuition and Fees for AG-ACNP Track

BSN to DNP (4-year plan of study):                                    
Total program tuition: $81,787 for Iowa resident; $153,206 for non-resident

Post MSN to DNP (3-year plan of study):
Total program tuition: $33,653 for Iowa resident; $52,625 for non-resident

Post Graduate Certification:       
Total tuition: $12,412 for Iowa resident and non-resident

Dual Certification:
Total program tuition: $88,563 for Iowa resident; $167,791for non-resident
(*using AG-ACNP and AG-PCNP as an example)

Second Certification + DNP
Total program tuition: $50,714 for Iowa resident; $88,658 for non-resident

Residency requirements are established by the State of Iowa Board of Regents and can be found here:


Paying for your DNP AG-ACNP Degree

Financial Aid
Graduate DNP education programs to become a AG-ACNP 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 office of student financial aid at the University of Iowa is available to help you determine the best way to pay for your investment. The graduate PNP-PC 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.