Tuition for Our MSN Programs

Tuition and Fees

A Master of Science in Nursing is an investment in the long-term future of your nursing career. The costs of our program include tuition, which is billed per semester unit, and fees, which pay for the administrative costs of your education and are non-refundable.

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

There has never been a better time to earn your online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Samuel Merritt University is freezing tuition for 24 months! Beginning with the Fall 2018 semester, we are locking in our tuition rates for 24 months. Don’t put off your MSN degree any longer. Get started today!

Current costs for the MSN FNP program are as follows:

  • Application Fee: $70.00, non-refundable.
  • Tuition Deposit Fee: $350.00, applied to tuition.
  • Tuition: $1,353.00 per semester unit; $66,297.00 for the entire 49-unit program.
  • Student Body Fee: $50.00 annually; $100.00 for the entire two-year program.
  • Graduation Fee: $160.00, final semester only.

Total Estimated Cost: $66,627

Current costs for the Post-Master’s FNP Certificate program are as follows:

  • Application Fee: $70.00, non-refundable.
  • Tuition Deposit Fee: $350.00, applied to tuition.
  • Tuition: $1,353.00 per semester unit; $50,061.00 for the entire 37-unit program.
  • Student Body Fee: $50.00 annually; $100.00 for the five-semester program. If your fifth semester enters a third year, then there may be an additional $50 charge; thereby increasing the total estimated cost of the program.
  • Graduation Fee: $160.00, final semester only.

Total Estimated Cost: $50,391

The information table listed above provides the estimated tuition and fees for attending Samuel Merritt University for the current academic year and an estimate for future semesters.

This cost analysis assumes a traditional, full-time track and does not consider any annual tuition and fee increases, which become effective every Fall. During our tuition freeze, these increases will not take place. The rate of annual tuition increase assessed by the University in the last five years ranged from 3 percent to 5 percent. The average annual tradition increase assessed in the last five years is 3.90 percent.

Financial Aid

Students at Samuel Merritt University can apply for federal financial aid in the form of graduate loans. After you are enrolled, you will need to complete your Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) and file it each year in order to determine your eligibility for financial aid.

Additional sources of funding may be available through Veterans’ Benefits, private loans, grants, or scholarships. Please contact the Financial Aid department for more information.

Samuel Merritt University Financial Aid
3100 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 1000
Oakland, California 94609
Phone: 510-869-1550
Fax: 510-869-1551

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