Costs, Financing, and Scholarships: Undergraduate


Students are charged tuition according to the rates published by the University. To view the Cost of Attendance Estimator visit https://umwa.memphis.edu/estimator/.

Please be advised that there are additional fees for the pre-licensure BSN program. A $30 per credit fee is assessed for each nursing course. Nursing skills lab courses carry a charge of $122 per credit to cover the cost of medical supplies. In addition, there is a $50 testing fee for NCLEX success applied to nursing specialty courses.

The retail cost of first semester nursing books purchased at the U of M Bookstore is approximately $750; an additional $122 is required to purchase a 3-year contract for the safeMedicate Dosage Calculation Program. The cost of books for subsequent semesters is typically lower.

The cost of one set of uniforms, excluding white shoes, ranges from $60 - $75. The one-time retail cost for nursing equipment is estimated at $220.

For RN-BSN students, all nursing courses have the same tuition fee rates as on-campus course sections in addition to a $100 per credit online fee.


Students may visit the Office of Financial Aid at https://www.memphis.edu/financialaid/ to learn about available federal, state, and institutional aid programs to finance the nursing program. Before starting the program, students are strongly advised to contact a financial aid counselor via telephone, email, or in-person.

In addition, the TRIO (SSP) Financial Literacy Program is available for all students to support informed choices through better understanding of financial concepts and services. The SSP is committed to minimizing student loan debt obligations and providing a framework for effective money management. Visit the SSP website at: https://www.memphis.edu/trio/calendar/financial-literacy.php


The Loewenberg College of Nursing is grateful for our many alumni and friends who are committed to the education of professional nurses. More than a dozen scholarships and loans exist to support the education of LCON students.

Awarded more than $300,000 student scholarships in 2017All undergraduate and graduate nursing students are encouraged to apply for a nursing scholarship each year through Tiger Scholarship Manager. Scholarship applications for the following academic year are accepted from early November to late January. To apply for a Nursing Scholarship, log in to your myMemphis portal, click on the "Account$" tab, locate "Scholarship Office Channel" and click on "Tiger Scholarship Manager." For more information, please contact the Loewenberg College of Nursing at 901-678-2003. 

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National Funding Sources for Nursing Education

The following list represents sources for nursing education funding. To access these resources, it is best to cut/paste the URL into a new browser.

American Academy of Colleges of Nursing

This comprehensive official site includes numerous resources for undergraduate and graduate nursing education, general scholarship and financial aid resources, and loan repayment and forgiveness programs.

American Psychiatric Nursing Association Board of Directors Scholarship Program: APNA Scholarship page

Nursing students from across the United States are invited to apply each Spring and nursing faculty are invited to nominate one or more students from their school for the annual APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship Program. This scholarship includes registration, travel and lodging expenses to attend the APNA Annual Fall Conference.

The American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/support/get-involved/scholarships

The Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship was established to promote nursing as a career and the involvement of new nurses in the Red Cross. The scholarship is available to nursing students (undergraduate or graduate) who have contributed volunteer service to or are employees of an American Red Cross Unit. A limited number of $3,000 scholarships are awarded each year.

Health Resources and Services Administration Nursing Scholarship Program: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships

The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least 2 years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.

The Hurst Review/AACN Scholarship Program: http://www.hurstreview.com/AACN/

Hurst Review Services and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing scholarship program is available to prelicensure students enrolled at member AACN schools. Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are awarded twice yearly; the deadlines to apply are January 15 and July 15.