Tuition and Aid

Many financial aid options are available to make your PhD in Nursing affordable.

Delivering high quality graduate programs takes a comprehensive support system. Your investment in an advanced degree includes those services and personnel that partner with you in pursuit of higher education. Below is a detailed breakdown of the fees associated with the benefits and services included in your degree program.

School of Nursing Fees

Tuition and Fees
Nursing Master's Degree, Credential, and Certificate Programs (per unit)$730
Nursing, PhD, or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (per unit)$1,030
Audit (per unit)half-price tuition
Nursing Clinical Fee (per course; includes malpractice insurance)$200
Graduate Nursing Advanced Practice Lab Fee (NP and CNS only)$275

Nursing courses may require additional fees. View a complete list of university fees.

All stated financial information is subject to change. Please consult with the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services located in the Graduate and Professional Center, (626) 815-4570, for most current and controlling information.

Financial Aid

Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students who are U.S. citizens. The resources range from federal loans and state grants to, for some graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships. For details about financial aid available for your program, please contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services at (626) 815-4570.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Program-Specific Aid

For more details on these scholarships and funding opportunities, as well as other possible resources, please contact the School of Nursing at (626) 815-5386.

Federal Nurse Traineeships

Federal traineeships provide $500–$2,000 in financial assistance per year for students working towards a Master of Science in Nursing, post-master’s certificate in nursing, or doctoral degree in nursing. To qualify for these federal grants, which are not loans and do not need to be paid back, students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, a current RN license, a plan of study on file with the School of Nursing, and be a U.S. Citizen. Students must reapply every year.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program is a government loan program set up to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing loans to students in advanced nursing education programs. Students must be pursuing a MSN or doctoral nursing degree. The NFLP loans will be forgiven—up to 85 percent of the amount received—over a consecutive four-year period if the student commits to serve as full-time faculty at a school of nursing following graduation. Faculty at private universities, state schools, and community colleges are eligible. Students receiving these loans must also complete the nursing education courses prior to graduation.

School of Nursing Alumni Tuition Discounts

APU’s School of Nursing offers a 15 percent tuition discount for APU alumni starting in the following graduate programs:

To qualify for this discount, students must begin their program in the 2017-18 academic year and maintain continuous enrollment full-time (two courses per term) for the fall, spring, and summer terms. Students must be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress with a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0. If qualifications are met, the discount may be renewed each year until graduation. This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid. Contact Student Financial Services for complete eligibility details.

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.