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Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Estimated Costs – Per Semester

Item Cost for Full Time Cost for Part Time
DNP Program Tuition1
$4,668 for in-state tuition
$12,448 for out-of-state tuition3
$3,760 for in-state tuition
$5,776 for out-of state tuition3
Professional Program Fees2 $2,037 $1,018.50
Books ~$500 ~$275
Malpractice Insurance $5 $5
Health Insurance Varies Varies
Travel for Program Orientation Varies Varies
Approximate Total Per Semester1
In-State Costs: ~$7,210
Out-of-State Costs: ~$14,9903
In-State Costs: ~$5,058.50
Out-of-State Costs: ~$7,074.503
Approximate Total for Program1
In-State Costs: ~$47,478.50
Out-of-State Costs: ~$95,298.503
Program Length: 7 semesters
In-State Costs: ~$55,293
Out-of-State Costs:~$90,9213 
Program Length: 11 semesters

 Note: semester cost estimate above does not include other items you may need that are not purchased on a semester basis. Items may include but are not limited to application fees, background check, CPR certification, immunizations, white lab coat, graduation regalia.

1Fees reflect the 2018-2019 rate and are subject to change. The estimate above does not include remaining prerequisite courses or the cost to complete your BSN degree (if applicable). The Nursing Advisor can provide a cost analysis based upon your prior credits and degree(s). Although Out-Of-State Costs are listed here, non-resident students enrolled in eISU (online) courses will have the Non-Resident Fee waived, resulting in our non-resident students being assessed In-State Costs. See the current ISU Cost of Attendance at and

2In addition to ISU tuition and fees, a professional fee is assessed for all undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Nursing. Professional fees for the nursing programs are used to support faculty salaries, instruction support services, durable & disposable equipment and supplies, faculty and staff program travel, capital equipment and a reserve for maintenance and purchase of major capital items.

3Review the funding and support options for graduate students (, and contact the Scholarship Office to see if you are eligible for scholarships (