I go to shadysides sister school, St Margaret, which does cost a little bit less. I know up through my class which started in Feb, Tuition forgivness was we are responcible for $5000, and they cover the rest. How that works is it reduces our tuition bill to being 5000 spread over the 6 semesters. So for me my tution bill is About $850 a semster. Then any grants, school loans, scholarships
go toward that. That amount is only truely out of pocket if you have no grants, school loans or scholarships. However I do know that they did change the tuition forgivness significantly, as well as raise tuition for our class that is starting in June. From the sounds of it it looks like they changed the tution forgivness to a flat out $8000, and then the student covers the rest, be it by grants, loans, or out of pocket. I know tuition for my class was about $15000, but sounds like it is up to $17000 now. The one big difference is that unlike shadyside, none of the non-nursing classes are included. You do have to take your APs and psychs and everything elsewhere, so that is probably at least part of the reason for the difference in cost.