School prices - page 2

Just curious about what students are paying for LPN school in your state. I have been checking other states and my state seems to be quite high priced for an LPN program in either... Read More

  1. by   PowerPuffGirl
    LPN program, 12 months FT or 18 months PT, total tuition is about $3,000, then books + uniforms + lab fees + 'accessories', etc is estimated to be $1,000 - 1,500.
  2. by   meandragonbrett
    The university where I'm going to be getting my BSN from is 80K for the BSN. That's just tuition. Doesn't involve room and board, books, lab fees, etc.

  3. by   RainbowzLPN
    My program is 12 months, & the estimated fee is $8100. I already have a stethescope & cuff, & shoes & hoping I can use some of my white scrub pants with their shirts for clinicals.
  4. by   tonicareer
    Thank you for the great responses. I am finding my states vocational/ technical schools have very high prices as well as the community college compared to other states. Only 2 vo/tech schools in my state offer LPN programs each costs about 10,000 for the program. There is a state wide community college program that offers LPN that is around 8,000. One private programs which charges 28,000!. There are just a few ASN programs that are also expensive. Quite a few BSN programs that vary in price but the lowest priced ones are very competitive to enter. Having checked with other states I would have to live there from 1 to 2 years to qualify for in state tuition. I don't know why my state has so few LPN programs and they are so expensive in the vo/tech schools as compared to other states. I assume that more tax money is devoted to higher education in those states. I also think competition helps to lower tuition prices. Since my state has a state wide community college it means there is little competition. Keep telling me what your colleges cost, where located, and current tuition and costs. Maybe the politicians read this board and will explore this issue.
  5. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by essarge
    $100 for student activity fees (which I don't attend because I'm a commuter),
    At our school, we are assessed an activity fee per credit hour. When asked, it is for other things like paper for the computer labs (all of our notes are on a blackboard online) ink cartridges, handouts in class, and new computers, printers, and copiers.
  6. by   DebsZoo
    The only LPN program close to me was over $6,200, which did not include any extras. 11 month program
    My community college is approx. $3,000 a semester, half that for NY residents, that inluceds the lab fees, activity fees, etc. No books, supplies or uniforms.
  7. by   opalmRN
    Originally posted by Angella Walker
    I am a BSN student and I am paying 15000 semester,
    What are you learning for $15,000 a Semester??
    A BSN from that school will cost over $120,000. Let's see that would take how many years to recoup?

    That is amazing that a school will charge that much for a nursing degree and even more amazing that they can find folks who will pay it.

    Glad to hear you are transfering!
  8. by   Angella Walker
    Slight correction on my previous post. Tuition is estimated to be $15000 per year (not semester). My tuition charge for this current semester was 9850 (12 credits). OMG it actually is more than 15000 if you factor in fall and summer semesters. This doesn't even include books or uniforms. Luckily I work for the school I attend so they pay for the first 7 credits that I take.

    What a rip off!!!!

  9. by   opalmRN
    Originally posted by Angella Walker
    Slight correction on my previous post. Tuition is estimated to be $15000 per year (not semester).
    OK that does sound more believable. Actually that is about right for some private schools per year. My daughter attended Kutztown University in PA and that was about what her tuition was. (she has since transfered to the local CC).
    As she put it, "an RN licensure is an RN licensure is an RN licensure"!
    It doesn't matter how much you spend on a degree. Passing the boards is the golden ring.

    Again continued success to you in school,
  10. by   KRVRN
    SDSU is approximately $1000 per semester. Community colleges are $11/unit.
  11. by   Angella Walker
    my husband is from california...maybe we should consider moving there. My courses are 570/unit. Ahhhhh the private college experience.
  12. by   babynursewannab
    I started at a school that was $19000 a semester. Now I am at a school that is $1500 a semester. Godbless'em.

    My current program is VERY competitive, too. Go figure. It's for BSN, but you get the money picture.