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Health Systems Financial Information

University of Iowa Tuition and Fees for Health Systems DNP (HS DNP) Tracks


BSN to DNP (5-year plan of study):
$79,547 for Iowa resident; $144,270 for non-resident

Post MSN/non-Health Systems to DNP:
$63,415 for Iowa resident; $112,516 for non-resident

Post MSN/Health Systems to DNP:
$49,645 for Iowa resident; $85,352 for non-resident

Post Graduate Certificates:
Total tuition: $11,161 for Iowa resident and non-resident


Paying for your Health Systems DNP (HS DNP) Degree

Financial Aid
Graduate DNP education programs are expensive; however, the rate of return on this investment is projected to 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 HS DNP 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.

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.

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.