Financial Aid and Scholarships

Distance Learner Student Tuition Rates

In addition to expenses common to all students enrolled at The University of Alabama, there are additional expenses specific to the nursing program. Additional expenses are listed below to help students plan (list may not be all-inclusive; prices subject to change without notification). The expenses of the first and last semesters are greater than those of intervening semesters.

CastleBranch Drug Screening and Background Screening—In order to certify to clinical agencies where CCN graduate students practice that each student has an acceptable background screen and negative drug screen, students will be required to undergo background and drug screens. – $77.75 (Annually)

CastleBranch Medical Document Tracker – Students are required to purchase the CastleBranch Medical Document Tracker to upload their annual health and other required documents. – $30 (one time charge; this is a separate purchase from the CastleBranch Drug Screen & Background Screen)

CPR Certification–Evidence of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training that extends through the entire semester is required before a student begins nursing courses. Fees charged by certifying agencies for initial certification and renewal vary. – Variable cost

Health Requirements—Students are required to verify a physical examination and immunization requirements from a licensed healthcare provider. TB skin test is required annually. – Variable cost

Textbooks and Software–Each nursing course has a listing of required and recommended textbooks software. Students are expected to have in their possession all books and software listed as required, and access to books identified as recommended. – Costs varies per semester

Typhon Student Tracking System for MSN, EdD, DNP$60 (one time charge)

Typhon Student Tracking System for NP $90 (one time charge)


Financial Aid

The first step in securing scholarships is completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

A variety of programs are available for graduate students such as scholarships, federal student loans, grants, and traineeships.

You may contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for assistance.

Federal Government Assistance

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) also offers scholarships and loans for nursing education.

Alabama Board of Nursing Scholarships

At various times, the Alabama Board of Nursing offers scholarships.

College of Continuing Studies, The University of Alabama

The College of Continuing Studies offers scholarships that are specifically available to distance students.

Capstone College of Nursing, The University of Alabama

Scholarships available from the Capstone College of Nursing are administered through the Office of Nursing Student Services (ONSS).

American Association of Colleges of Nursing/Financial Aid/Scholarship Information

An extensive listing of graduate nursing scholarships can be found on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Organization

Accepts applications for the Pursuit of Excellence in Nursing Scholarship each year, for more information visit Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP ORG